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explorer 8.8 question

what year and model explorer came with the 4.10 limited slip 8.8 with disk brakes
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95+... they're all over the place!
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so all 95+ explorers have it? dont only certain models have it? and what year did they start IRS
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i was just going to ask that^^^
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95-02? are the ones to look for. not sure what year went to irs. but 95+ has disk, and you'll have to check the tag for gear ratio and l/s. not all have l/s. I just sold the axle you are looking for a week ago. it came out of a 99 Limited, v6 4wd
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ok cool thank you i guess ill just have to check them all i was just trying to see if i could know if it had it by just finding out wha model it was but it looks like im going to have to crawl under them all
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ok cool thank you i guess ill just have to check them all i was just trying to see if i could know if it had it by just finding out wha model it was but it looks like im going to have to crawl under them all
There is a sticker in the drivers door jam that tells you what rear axle it has. You'd have to bring the list of what the letters mean in terms of gear ratio and l/s, but it beats having to crawl on the ground. Little trick i learned because i'm old and hate getting dirty, lol.
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95-01 Explorer, up to 05 Explorer Sport and Sport Trac. All have discs. Variables are, of course, gear ratios and limited slip or open. Not all are 4.10, not all are LS.... I don't think I've seen a 4x4 Sport Trac that wasn't 4.10. Like said above, print out the code sheet over at TheRangerStation.com and check that door jamb sticker or the axle tag.

http://therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html

02 Explorer was the first year for IRS.
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thanks guys that is a big help. i am new to rangers im normally a jeep guy so this forum has helped out alot
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after reading that link i got the impression that only the 4x4 explorers came with the 4.10s i could be wrong though
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after reading that link i got the impression that only the 4x4 explorers came with the 4.10s i could be wrong though
a good majority of them did... I pulled mine out of a '95 that was 4x4... had 4.10s and l/s...

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95-01 Explorers and 2001-2005 Sport Tracs.
I haven't seen a lot of explorers with 4.10s myself, but they are definitely out there obviously. They are more common in the sport trac (2001-2005) which is the same axle, although I have seen a few sport tracs with 3.73s as well. Either way, both models in those years will be a 31 spline 8.8 with discs, you'll just have to check the tag on the diff. Should read something like " 8.8 3 L 73 "
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95-01 Explorers and 2001-2005 Sport Tracs.
I haven't seen a lot of explorers with 4.10s myself, but they are definitely out there obviously. They are more common in the sport trac (2001-2005) which is the same axle, although I have seen a few sport tracs with 3.73s as well. Either way, both models in those years will be a 31 spline 8.8 with discs, you'll just have to check the tag on the diff. Should read something like " 8.8 3 L 73 "
brian! how's it going, buddy?! haven't seen you in a while, haha

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when the tag on the diff says 3L73 the L stands for traction lock. this may be a stupid question, but is that the same as L/S (limited slip) or is that something different? and if it is the same does that mean the 4.10s will say 4L10?
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Ya, it just means it has L/S. Your right, the one you will be looking for says 4L10
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brian! how's it going, buddy?! haven't seen you in a while, haha

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Hey Joey! I figured most of the people on ORR disappeared off the face of the earth! We need some updated pictures of your rigs I think!
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lol just playin
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