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gtouimet
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:01 am    Post subject: Ford 9" Reply with quote

Is anyone running a 9" rear end in their Xj? I was wanting to do a 8.8 but they are a lot harder to find compared to a 9". So I am looking for someone that has put one in there Xj or knows of a write-up. Looking for all the specifics on the best donor rig, length, years, that sort of thing. Any info would be nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well unless you plan on going fullwidth up front the 9" is out unless you want to buy a new one from Currie built to the correct width.

you could measure WMS on an older mustang or lincoln but i believe they are to narrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, if I were to build one to the correct width, what would be the best donor rig and years?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok you don't get it .if you are going to build one the correct width it gets pricey .custom shafts have to be cut and splined would be expensive.

now as i said above start going around and measuring.look under a mustand measure ,look under a lincoln measure it.

you think i know all this crap off the top of my head i don't you have to do your own research and look around.if you are just looking for a better axle then grab a 8.8 or an old waggy 44 axle
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8.8s are under mustangs, explorers, whatever it is that lincoln makes thats the same as an explorer, some ranger may have them, a few of the smaller f150s

8.8s are actually pretty common
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1fox2go wrote:
8.8s are under mustangs, explorers, whatever it is that lincoln makes thats the same as an explorer, some ranger may have them, a few of the smaller f150s

8.8s are actually pretty common


the problems with 8.8s under new Mustangs are they do not have the disk brakes like the later model Explorers.I also think they are to narrow.this is were having a tape measure comes in handy.they may be under lincolns but again measuring one is needed to know whether it is worth it.as for F150 why to wide youre entering the realm of fullwidth again.

old school Mustangs and Lincolns were still using the 9" i just don't remember the width of them.its a matter of measuring to find the right axle for the job.nothing is going to be perfectlyon but as close as you can get it always helps.

the 8.8 under explores are short compared to the Xj axle but it can be made up with spacers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, the Mustang and Ranger axles are 28 splines. The Explorers are 31 splines.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, i was just sayin that it would probably be easier to find an 8.8 compared to the 9 inch
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not out here in southern California. This is a big off road area. I have looked everywhere for a 95+ 8.8 31 spline. And to my disappointment, I can't find one anywhere unless I want to buy a brand new one. Luckily I just met a guy who custom builds axles. He showed me a 9" he just made and offered to made one for my Xj. So plans are in the making.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gtouimet wrote:
Not out here in southern California. This is a big off road area. I have looked everywhere for a 95+ 8.8 31 spline. And to my disappointment, I can't find one anywhere unless I want to buy a brand new one. Luckily I just met a guy who custom builds axles. He showed me a 9" he just made and offered to made one for my Xj. So plans are in the making.


I was just wondering why it had to be a 95+?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1991-1994 had 10" drum brakes and 1995 and newer have discs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code3TJ wrote:
1991-1994 had 10" drum brakes and 1995 and newer have discs.


Ahhh..... thank you, makes sense...
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