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8.8 Flip Kit!!
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 Posted: Sat Sep 7th, 2019 03:22 pm
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So, as everyone knows. The 8.8 Ford Axle is a common swap into our little Rangers. Especially the Explorer/Mountaineer/Bronco 8.8s. 31 Spline.
As most know, the axles from Ranger to Explorer differ in spring mounting and shock mounting. I am here to give you guys a solution!

RuffStuff Specialties makes a axle/swap/flip kit for these axles! I will link the page here 

They have one for the 28 spline axle as well. 
I will be personally buying this for when I am getting ready to swap it in when I do the V8 conversion. :)

Hope this will help some people.



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There is some welding involved still..

That kit is the best one available and the one that has been sitting in my e-bay cart for 2 years now.

Why do I feel it is better?

The U bolts. They are 5/8" instead of 1/2". Anything you are holding together, bigger is better.

I have researched about 8 other similar kits.... all 1/2" bolts.

Thanks for the link! 12 bucks cheaper than e-bay, I owe you lunch.



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JAMMAN wrote:
There is some welding involved still..

That kit is the best one available and the one that has been sitting in my e-bay cart for 2 years now.

Why do I feel it is better?

The U bolts. They are 5/8" instead of 1/2". Anything you are holding together, bigger is better.

I have researched about 8 other similar kits.... all 1/2" bolts.

Thanks for the link! 12 bucks cheaper than e-bay, I owe you lunch.


Obviously some welding is always involved. Anything custom is. I am extremely excited for this axle swap. Haven't looked at the axle tag, but the door sticker on the explorer is a D4 code. Which is the LS diff, so that is very exciting to me! I still have to look on the tag before I get too excited, but it is definitely going to be awesome in the mini baja truck.

Ya welcome! I stumbled across it when I was shopping for some brackets or tabs for another project I am working on.

WOOOH!! Free lunch!! :rock



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2000 Explorer 5.0L 2WD Eddie Bauer (Donor)
2008 Yamaha YZ85(Toy)
1998 Mustang GT 4.6L (Boyfriend's DD)
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