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are all explorer 8.8's 31 spline???
because the shope i bought my tires and rims from have one sitting out front and they said i can have it for 50$$ it looks like it had drum brakes on it but they said that something was wrong with it... so what all do i need to completely restore this rear end? ima put genuine 4.56's in it.. but ya like i said are they all 31 spline?? and what all do i need to completely restore it and what all off my 7.5 can i use on the 8.8...??

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I am about 99% positive they are 31 spline. The Explorers didn't get disk brakes until 1996 I think and the years before that were drum brakes.
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alright well ima go on and buy it monday.. what all can i do to this rear end besides just gear change and a locker..?
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You can convert it to disk brakes!
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no i like drum brakes lol personaly... but any other suggestions? lol
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Stronger axleshafts.
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can anyone give me any web sites that might sell everything i need????
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summitracing will have rebuild kits

and as far as I remember, NOTHING will work off your 7.5s


Does this axle come with brakelines? And you will have to relocate the spring perches
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All Explorer 8.8's are 31 spline. Drum brakes was used from '91-94. In '95 the disc brake was an option.
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Are all expo rear ends 8.8's?
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no i like drum brakes lol personaly... but any other suggestions? lol
WTF is wrong with you?

ranger drum brakes suck *** big time!

i would pass on this axle.
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Are all expo rear ends 8.8's?
Yes
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i said I THINK it has drum brakes but im getting this rear end definitaly since its only 50$ i mean i cant go wrong with this and ima go check out that rebuild kit for the 8.8
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