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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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ex 8.8 vs f150 8.8 vs 9"

i have a explorer 8.8 in my B2, but my front axle is a 77 F150. I am using lug adapters in the rear to bring my patterns to match the 5x5.5

but the width still comes up short, would i be better off getting a F150/Bronco 8.8 and swap my gear set into it? I wanna keep disc brakes like i currently have on my EX 8.8 and i know that won't fit on a F150 8.8 cause of the lug patterns. What would my options be on getting disc on it short of buying a $1K kit. Any Stock brake applictions fit?

Or should i go with a 9". I know where a 9" is that has discs on it and i would only need to buy new gears for it. Which is really stronger stock vs stock the f150 8.8 or the big bearing 9" (i think that is what i was told that it had the big bearings)
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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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You could probably drill out the ex rotors to 5 on 5.5. Just depend if the axle shaft flange will fit inside the hat.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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You can hack the front axle to stock FSJ NT D44 shaft width and run those factory shafts. Factory WMS for NT FSJ (Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer) is 60.5". That would put you a lot closer to the rear's track.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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my orig plan when i got the D44 was to shortenen the pass side to EB and leave the drivers side alone. But i like the full width for the stability. The COG and short base of the B2 makes it pretty tippy and i like having that extra 6"+'s of width
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #5
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Hmmm, I remember someone saying to run the f-150 8.8 :miff:

(told ya so)

Just redrill the rotors for the f-150 8.8, since you already have the gears for it.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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will the rotors fit over the axle flange, if thats the case then its a no brainer
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Old April 9th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #7
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I don't think Granadas had 8.8 inch in my B2, but my front axle is a 77 F150. I am using lug adapters in the rear to bring my patterns to match the 5x5.5

Some Granadas had 8 inch. There could have been some made with a 9 inch. Some had an 8.7 inch that is kind of an obscure unit that I had never heard of until I bought a V8 Granada for parts. At first glance I thought it had an 8.8 under it but Which is really stronger stock vs stock the f150 8.8 or the big bearing 9" (i think that is what i was told that it had the big bearings)

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Old April 9th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #8
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I don't think Granadas had 8.8 inch in my B2, but my front axle is a 77 F150. I am using lug adapters in the rear to bring my patterns to match the 5x5.5

Some Granadas had 8 inch. There could have been some made with a 9 inch. Some had an 8.7 inch that is kind of an obscure unit that I had never heard of until I bought a V8 Granada for parts. At first glance I thought it had an 8.8 under it but Which is really stronger stock vs stock the f150 8.8 or the big bearing 9" (i think that is what i was told that it had the big bearings)





wow bring it back from the dead lol

Since then i have learned much and done ALOT lol.

I narrowed the 77 D44 to match the 8.8 and these axles are now in my explorer, and have since done away with the b2 body in favor of a ranger cab and have built a truggy on a 78 Bronco D44 and 9".

Your post is confusing as you half qouted what i said and added other granada stuff to it????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Old April 10th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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Just redrill the rotors for the f-150 8.8, since you already have the gears for it.
x2. like you said no brainer. i'm about 95% sure they will fit.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #10
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this thread is dead and useless to me now lol

I have my 8.8 with discs in my explorer and i have my 9" in my Truggy with discs
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