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Ford 8.8 Basic Setup

Post  GoldenSahara00 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:16 pm

Nothing special, I will be putting my 8.8 build in here. bounce
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Post  MrLawMoose on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:29 pm

Lets see it pig
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Post  GoldenSahara00 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:46 pm

Axle I am starting with. 31 spline, disc brakes, from an explorer, has 4.10s and LSD. Very nice. Has a little surface rust.


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Post  partyball on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:28 pm

I still have one of the rusty rotors too Smile
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Post  GoldenSahara00 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:20 am

partyball wrote:I still have one of the rusty rotors too Smile

I'll let you hold on to that! Laughing
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Post  GoldenSahara00 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:12 pm

Got into the 8.8 tonight. Brakes and hard lines removed. Cover off drained. Shafts pulled. Carrier pulled and marked.

I need to pull the dust covers and disc brake bracket crap off the ends of the tubes. Otherwise it is ready to polish up. Gona clean the diff with brake cleaner tomorrow and get the ends off. Then if I have time look into starting to cut the brackets off.

Had a little hold up with one of the rotors rusted on bad. Couldn't push the shaft in enough with it on to get the c clip. Had to pound the wheel studs back in to get some pressure off it. Then pound it off with a BFH. I tried without taking the studs out but it wouldn't work. Then I couldn't pull the c clip because the studs were in the way. No way to pound them back in from on the axle. So had to push them out the back and work them out which was tricky. Finally got 4 out and put the other at an empty space in the bracket/ brake assembly and got the c clip out. It ended up falling back into the pinion area so I played around for a few minutes dumping it back out of there lol. Other than that everything went smoothly. I hve done this all with my d30 so not a big deal.

The LSD spring was new to me and I enjoyed getting a look at it. Not sure how to tell if it is good and I don't really know how it works. I assume it just puts pressure on the spiders to help keep them from slipping. I'll probably end up leaving the whole carrier assembly alone.

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Post  GoldenSahara00 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:51 pm

Got it torn down the rest of the way and started cutting off the brackets. Won't work on it more til next weekend.

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Post  GoldenSahara00 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:39 pm

Got the brackets off and welds ground down.

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Post  GoldenSahara00 on Sat May 11, 2013 10:58 am

This will be getting a nice update soon :thumb: It's almost D day.

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