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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Figured I would post my links to 8.8 tech i have aquired, never made my own because these were more then sufficient. If people search I hope this will come up for them.

at a glance...

These are the codes you will need when out shopping for your 8.8

Axle tag codes:

3L73 = 3.73 LS

4 10 = 4.10 open

4L10 = 4.10 LS

and so on

Door codes:

43 Open 3200 3.08

41 Open 3200 3.27

42 Open 4.10

46 Open 3.73

45 Open 3200 3.55

D4 Limited Slip 3200 3.73

D2 Limited Slip 4.10

L73 Limited Slip 3.73

Here's all the specs, measurements, and misc crap about the 8.8 you'll ever want to know.

Ford 8.8 specs:

Weight (complete assembly w/ brakes etc.): 174 lb.

Axle shaft strength: 6,500 (lb. ft.)

Drivers side Ford brake hose #:F5TZ-2282-A

Passenger side brake hose #: XL2Z-2282-AA

Bolt size (U-joint flange to yoke) is: 12 x 1.75 x 30 mm

Driveshaft Flange: Spicer Part Number 2-2-1379

Measurements:

O.D. of tubes: 3.250".

Tube thickness: .250" (some are .188!)

Ring gear diameter: 8.800".

Ring gear bolts: 7/16" dia. (qty. 10).

Pinion diameter/splines: 1.625 / 30.

Axle shaft/splines: 1.320 / 31.

Rotor thickness (where it mounts to axle is .250").

Overall width 59.625" (the F8.8 is .950" narrower then a TJ Dana 35).

Hole diameter for ABS sensor in top of housing: .811".

Centerline of housing to C/L of pinion difference is 3.875" toward the P/S.

Pinion offset: P/S to C/L of Pinion, 27-3/4" (no rotor on axle), D/S to C/L of Pinion, 31-5/8" (no rotor on axle). (this measurement is 2.5" more offset to the P/S then a TJ Dana 35).

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http://members.cox.net/quanno/ford88.html

there are comparison pics to the D35 there as well

also www.stu-offroad.com has TONS of info... not just on 8.8 axles
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Remember ALL explorer 8.8's are 31 spline. Drum OR disc.
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8.8 - d44 - d35 axle comparison.
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Remember ALL explorer 8.8's are 31 spline. Drum OR disc.

Should mention RANGER 8.8's were Drum, 27 spline (IIRC) and i believe narrower... though on this I am not certain... anyone care to confirm?
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