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How To Rebuild The Ford 8.8 Axle


Dana 28 / Dana 35

Axle Fluid Check & Change & Fill

Dana 28 / 35 TTB (And Hybrid) (1983-1997)

Dana 35 SLA (1998-2011 Ranger) (1995-2001 Explorer)

Replacing Dana 35 CV Axle Excluder Dust Seal
Replacing A Dana 35 SLA CV Axle Shaft

Dana 28 & 35 Rebuild

Dana 28 to Dana 35 Swap

Beefing Up The Dana 35 TTB

Dana 35 U-Joint Upgrade

Dana 44 Knuckle Swap

C-Clip Eliminator

C-Clip Eliminator (External)

Spindle Bearings

Replace Pinion Seal

Dana Advantek (2019+ Ranger)

Dana Advantek Axles (2019+ Ranger)

Ford 7.5 / 8.8

Axle Fluids
Axle Tags & Door Codes

Ford 7.5-Inch Axles  

Ford 8.8-Inch Axles  

Explorer 8.8-Inch Swap

Explorer 8.8-Inch Swap - No Welding  
How To Spot A 31-Spline FX4 8.8-Inch Axle  

FX4 8.8-Inch Swap

Full Floating Axles For 8.8's

Superior Axle Super88

Axle Seal Replacement

Rear Axleshaft Seal Replacement

Replace Pinion Seal

Installing A PML Diff Cover
Broken Cross Pin Retaining Bolt  
Rear Axle C-Clip Eliminators  

Exploded Views

Dana 28 TTB Exploded View (.pdf)
Dana 35 TTB Exploded View (.pdf)
Dana 28/35 Service Parts
Dana 35 Exploded View
1999 Dana 35 Service Parts
Front Axle (Passenger)
Front Axle (Driver)
Rear Axle
Locking Hub Assembly

Ford 9-Inch

Ford 9-Inch Information

Dana 30

The Jeep Dana 30
The Ford Dana Super 30  

Dana 44

Dana 44 TTB
Dana 44 Solid Front Axle
The Early Bronco Dana 44 Axle
Dana 44 TTB Conversion FAQ's
Dana 44 TTB Conversion
James Duff Ford Ranger Dana 44 Axle Swap
Various Coil Spring Rates
Dana 44 Swap W/Front Leafs
Dana 44 Swap On A '93 Ranger
Dana 44 Swap On A Bronco II
Solid Axle Swap
Narrowing A Dana 44

Dana 60

Front D-60 Identification (Bible)

Axles - Misc

Axle Tags & Door Codes
Axle Guide For All Trucks
How To Identify A Dana Axle
Axle Weights
Universal Joints!
Broken Cross Pin Retaining Bolt  
Rear Axle C-Clip Eliminators  
Pinion Angles  


Gears Needed After Tire Change
Ring And Pinion Calculator
Speed From Gear Change
Determine Final Crawl Ratio

Locking Hubs

Hub Troubleshooting
1999-2000 Locking Hub Operation & Troubleshooting
1998-2000 PVH Hubs Diagnose & Repair TSB
Troubleshoot/Fix Your 1998-2000 PVH Hubs
Adding Manual Control To 1998-2000 PVH Hubs
Permanently Lock Your '98-'00 Vacuum Operated Hubs
1998-2000 Hub Bearing Replacement
Manual Hub Conversion For 2001-Up Ford Ranger
Rugged Ridge Hub Upgrade For Vacuum Hubs
1998-2000 Vacuum Hub - Live Axle Swap
Auto to Manual Hub Swap - 1
Ranger Manual Hub Swap - 2
Automatic To Manual Hub Swap - 3
Warn Jeep Hub Swap For Dana 35's
BlackBII's Dana 35 TTB Lock Nut Mod
Dana 35 Locknut Upgrade
Warn Dana 35 Locknut Conversion
Manual Hub Bearing Replacement
Securing Your Hubs To The Rotors

Gears & Lockers

How To Pick A Differential For Your Ranger  
Tire & Gear Chart
TRS-2 Gear & Locker Install
WCD Differential Repair & Install
Ring & Pinion Set-up Specifications
Yukon Gear Install Instructions
Setting Backlash In A Rear Axle
Installing A Front Locker
Rebuilding A Traction Lock
Differential & Locker Info
Lock Right Locker Installation #1
Lock Right Locker Installation #2
Lock Right Locker Instructions (.pdf)
Differentials For Dummies!
7.5 LockRight Install


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