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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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f150 8.8 question

Would an explorer 8.8 with disc brakes bolt in without a problem with stock wheels? If not, will just the discs and calipers bolt on without having to change the wheels? I know I would have to re-drill the rotor to accept the 5x139.7 bolt pattern.

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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It will not work with stock wheels F-150's use a larger bolt circle than the expo's. Not to mention the axle is most likely 4-6" narrower for the expo.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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so will the brakes and brake hardware, with re drilled rotors, bolt on and fit my f150's 8.8?
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Old January 24th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #4
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The roundness of the axle flange is to large to fit in the hat of the explorer rotor.

In theory if you turned the axle flange down to a smaller circumference, redrilled the rotors, then yes it 'might' work. I would be concerned with how much material would be left on the flange surrounding the stud holes.

What year f150? I don't believe. The 97+ f150 would work this easily, but the -96 might.
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The roundness of the axle flange is to large to fit in the hat of the explorer rotor.

In theory if you turned the axle flange down to a smaller circumference, redrilled the rotors, then yes it 'might' work. I would be concerned with how much material would be left on the flange surrounding the stud holes.

What year f150? I don't believe. The 97+ f150 would work this easily, but the -96 might.
Its a 1995 f150 single cab short box, so if I measure the exp 8.8 axle flange and the f150's and grind the f150's down to accept it(with enough material around the stud of course) then it would probaly work? Am I correct in this assumption?

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