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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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If I have 8.8 rear axle from an explorer and it has drum brakes, can the backing plates be removed and have calaper brackets put on in their place. I would assume that they would just bolt right on. Any help would be great.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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go get backing plates from a newer explorer 97-up they have disc 8.8
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Yes you can remove the factory drum brake stuff and bolt on 95+ Disc brake stuff. The axle housings themselves are the same unless you get a v8 explorer/moutaineer 8.8 then it has two axtra brackets welded to the tubes.

I did this very thing on my old 91 explorer sport.
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Thanks guys, I ended up with a 98 exploder axle with disk brakes, 31 spline shafts and a LSD. Striped it down today,and replaced some seals. Just waiting for my M.O.R.E offroad brackets to show up next week.
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