1. dartfreak75

    dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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    I found it was back on page 31 it was @67/6barracuda that was talking about it with me.
     
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      dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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      Looking these u bolts now that have different lengths what length do I need?
       
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      motorpirate serial mopar owner

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      An 8.8 and a 8.25 take the same length driveshaft?
       
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      Custom shock plates for 8.8 and 8.75 axle. I have 1 set for sale in the brakes steering suspension sale forum. Enough room for the nuts so they dont hit the end flanges

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      • moparmandan

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        Mine worked fine. With a 457 u joint.
         
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          I put a 8.8 in my 87 dakota, Best I remember, the 8.8 was about 1/2 shorter.... I ended up using a new driveshaft because My trans was a little shorter as well....
          But as said, the stock driveshaft should be fine with the correct u-joint, but if you want a little longer, you may consider something like this
          JEGS 60620 Mustang Driveshaft Spacer | eBay
           
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          • ScattyBaby!!!

            ScattyBaby!!! Still wet behind the gears

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            Anyone have any idea how the explorer driveshaft length compares to an a body/slant 6/7.25 driveshaft?
             
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            Like the actual length of the driveshaft from an explorer? I'm not sure but I'm not sure you would get the 904 yolk to fit a explorer driveshaft
             
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            Just occurred to me I can crawl under the car with a tape. Gonna grab an 8.8 from salvage soon. Thought I remember someone saying stock drive shaft is a little short but usable. I'm imagining that means the Ford driveshaft is a little longer, and maybe I could use it to move my wheel placement back a hair.
             
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            • dartfreak75

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              I'm hoping to have my engine and transmission in my car soon and will have to measure for mine I'm expecting to have to shorten it but hoping I won't have too. Lol I have two driveshafts to choose from
               
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                I'm starting with the rear end because they're so cheap and plentiful. Gonna be driving around with an 8.8 behind a 170 until I build the swap motor. Can't hurt to grab the explorer driveshaft.
                 
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                  Yep I got two of them for 200 bucks. I used the short axle and the calipers and some other parts off the the extra one and still have an extra housing and diff if I ever need it. I may end up reusing the ring and pinion out of the spare one but will have to buy another carrier it is a open diff if I ever need to build the spare.
                   
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                  • ScattyBaby!!!

                    ScattyBaby!!! Still wet behind the gears

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                    Anyone use the 8.8 stabilizer bar setup on their a body? Is it possible or is there any point?
                     
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                    • moparmandan

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                      Not that I know of. I didn't see an easy way so I hacked off the mounts.
                       
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                      • jrlegacy23

                        jrlegacy23 68 Barracuda

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                        I was thinking of making a pinion snubber with the 8.8 stabilizer mounts
                         
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                        • dartfreak75

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                          I wanted to try it but I didn't fool with it I have another 8.8 that still has the mounts on it I may try it someday
                           
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                          • moparmat2000

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                            I just bought cheapo jegs slapper bars for a snubber. Will paint them black.
                             
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                              You can get a regular yolk for the 8.8.
                               
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                              Just use the ford 8.8 bolt on yoke that mates to the pinion flange. Get a 457C universal joint that fits the ford yoke and chrysler driveshaft.
                               
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                                • CudaFactHackJob

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                                  Has anybody used the 90 Ranger 8.8 with the big brakes shortened on the driver side to the 95 short axle length? Are my calculations correct that it would have a 1" right pinion offset, 54.5" width, and 1/2" between backing plate and spring?
                                   
                                • jrlegacy23

                                  jrlegacy23 68 Barracuda

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                                  Most rangers 8.8's us the 27 (EDIT: 28 Spline) spline smaller axles. I would check that before using it.
                                   
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                                  28 spine
                                   
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                                  • moparmat2000

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                                    And they use drum brakes. If your gonna upgrade, may as well get the whole enchilada
                                     
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                                      One thing about the Explorer axle is there is no C clip eliminator for it, that's why I used 9" ends and axles.
                                       
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