- Jul 15, 2019
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This is a common theme for me. Some might call it a problem, but the fun for me is in the process and I'm never in much of a hurry.In for a penny, in for a pound ! Might as well go all the way.
Nice! That's exactly what I mean. I've heard of the L2s with the higher spline count but a) have never seen one in the scrap yard b) don't think it had disc. One more to add to my list.You mean bigger rear axles like the 31 spline 8.8's from '95-01 Explorers with disc brakes? The only real mods needed are some monkeying with parking brake cables, welding on new spring pads on the top of the axle and adding shock mounts.
Any idea if I can switch the higher spline axles into the existing housing and change the gear-set to match? I was planning a rebuild at least anyway and it looks like I can deal with disc brakes separately.You mean bigger rear axles like the 31 spline 8.8's from '95-01 Explorers with disc brakes? The only real mods needed are some monkeying with parking brake cables, welding on new spring pads on the top of the axle and adding shock mounts.
Thanks for saving me another trip to the junk yard (luckily it's only about 5 min from my house). I wasn't planning to get into a whole axle but I likely will pull one and start with trying to pair the brake brackets up first and then rebuilding to swap in the bigger axle eventually. I've read the Explorer brackets can be used with some minimal rework but I'm thinking I will have a machine shop price out the right way using them as a template to see the difference.They look the same because they are the same shape, but everything is scaled up just a hair aside from the wheel bolt pattern...