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Old 07-30-2011, 09:03 AM
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Just found out I have an 8.8 limited slip rear axle.

Does this mean I have 4.10 gears already?

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Old 07-30-2011, 09:05 AM
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More then likely you do

CLICK ===>http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...xle-codes.html
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Question about my Axle?

^yup what he said. look at the chart and youll know for sure
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:14 AM
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Dern!! thanks STL I have 3.55s

could I run 30s or 31s without regearing?
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: Question about my Axle?

I had 31's with 3.55 and it sucked gas and was really slow.

I found a FX4 Level II axle for 500 dollars at a salvage yard. It was out of a 06 with 6K miles.

Had L/S and 4.10 gears.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:18 AM
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Hmm sounds like ima have to do some salvage yard scavenging I am probably better off looking for an Explorer axle do these codes apply to Explorers too?
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:28 AM
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check out www.car-part.com that is how I found my axle.

Explorer axle you need to relocate the shock mounts. So unless you have a welder may not be the route for you.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:15 AM
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Ohh ok thanks for the link I will look into this
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:27 AM
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Frunk these 4.10 axles are too far from me or too out of my price range for now I guess I will have to downgrade on tires then

instead of 31s I was thinking 235/85-R16 tires or 265-75-R16 tires
Would 3.55 gears be able to handle those without noticable power loss?
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265/75/16 is a 31.6" which is what I have
expect lose of mpg and power.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:45 AM
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265/75/16 is a 31.6" which is what I have
expect lose of mpg and power.
Haha dern sorry im not good with tire sizes what is probably the biggest I could go with these damn ballsless 3.55 gears in your opinion?
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:01 AM
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I think the stock tire is a 245/75/16 so I would not go past a 255/75/16
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:05 AM
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Oh ok the only reason I want bigger tires was for the bodylift I am gettin and the 225/75/r15 mastercraft tires I am running right now just aint big enough I will see about the 255s though hope they don't kill my gas and or power
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Honestly I would wait for the body lift until you have a 4.10 axle and 31"-32" tires.

3" lift and those small tires will look horrible.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:24 AM
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Yeah now that I look at it I was also thinking that. Had a guy at school with a 4 inch body and 30s and it looked ass ugly everyone laughed at his truck I don't wana be that guy. Ima just invest in the coilspacers to level it in the front and get the 255/75/r16s Ima get the all terrains just to make my truck look a little bit more agressive. After I find a higher paying job then I will invest in a 4.10 axle and maybe even a suspension lift.
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