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oh yea i forgot about this listing...he said it was posi locked too.


edit: he sold it already
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Out of the 20 or so (literally) Explorers that I've come across in junkyards over the past few weeks, only two of them were limited slip.

And *you're.
Its the complete opposite here. Went through a couple yards here and only saw like 2-3 out of the 30+ Expos I looked at.

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Good news!! I sold my old axle tonight for $100 so the whole project only cost me $160 now haha.
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Which ever one you decide on, be careful when you drive on wet conditions, the @ss end will appear lighter because of both wheels spinning.

Most Lockers when power is applied will direct power to both wheels, they Lock up.

luck on your choice or on your buy which ever...
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hahah well this was funnn!
facts are great but opinions are what im looking for, if you dont see any expos with l/s and one person does then im going to take that as...take a look at the tags and see if its got an l/s
and this is a forum you dont need proper grammer-we know what you mean-come on this is the 2012, the worlds ending anyways, lifes to short to fix grammer haha (im pretty sure if you check mine, youll find a ton of mistakes)

Scrambler...thank you...from what im getting, if i get one, it takes time to get used to. i feel like if i got one, id get a 8.8 first. and i would just save up extra and get a selectable type. (so i can choose when i want to use it) i thnk itll be worth it.

Im adding lockers to my wish list-and theres 2 for the powertrax for the 8.8. one for a 3/4" axle shaft and one for a 7/8" axle shaft. which one is it? i could worry about it later but now im curious.

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Im adding lockers to my wish list-and theres 2 for the powertrax for the 8.8. one for a 3/4" axle shaft and one for a 7/8" axle shaft. which one is it? i could worry about it later but now im curious.
When I got mine...it came with the wrong axle shaft. It came with the 7/8" when I needed the 3/4". I had to wait three days for them to ship the correct one while my truck was gutted.

From my experience (author disclaimer: NOT a 10,000% chiseled in stone fact! lol - I don't dare open that one!) the 28 spline uses the 3/4" size. Maybe the 31 spline setup uses the 7/8"?
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Ohhh right right. Some reason i didnt think of that. Damm
Haha thank you. That would make perfect sense.
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Haha thank you. That would make perfect sense.
No problem...here to help!
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Late to the show i guess. I have 300 in my 8.8, swapped it myself and knew a welder. Used a swap kit thats where the money went. But was worth it. Way beefier than stock.
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When/if you go with a "lunchbox" locker, treat it like a "full case" style and it shouldn't give you much trouble on the road. Meaning that when you go around corners or tight curves, get OFF of the fuel and coast through, then get back on when you straighten out. If you have an Auto, this is not as noticeable as manual tranny, let alone something that is SHORT wheel based, like, um, say, a Bronco II, with 5 speed, and large tires.
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(author disclaimer: NOT a 10,000% chiseled in stone fact! lol - I don't dare open that one!)
You should just put this in your sig. Permanent disclaimer. lol
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A swap kit you say? Where did you get one.
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Oh not a l/s. Its an 8.8 axle. But u said earlier not to bother because its missing axle shaft and its 3.73 gears.
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Oh not a l/s. Its an 8.8 axle. But u said earlier not to bother because its missing axle shaft and its 3.73 gears.
If you have time to wait, look for a complete axle, with the gears/ L/S or Locker you want or as close to you can get to it, at least a complete housing.
Pressing and welding in new tubes really requires a Jig for alignment.
Buying parts with the idea that you will piece together something doesn’t always work except for the sellers of the parts.

You also will need Spring Pads and new Shock mounts and replacement U-Bolts.
Also, I think there is a kit with all of the parts needed for mounting the housing in the truck. There are aftermarket kits for HD Axles from a number of suppliers and if you contact a Gear/Locker Company you can probably get a complete price for new axles, new locker, install kit and mounting kit. ($$$)
BUT wait until you get the axle, 3.73s or 4.10s, try it out and see how the L/S works for you and the gearing/tire size then decide where you want to go.
Concentrate on prep’g the housing and getting it in, make it look good and installed correctly, then go for the rest.

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If you have time to wait, look for a complete axle, with the gears/ L/S or Locker you want or as close to you can get to it, a least a complete housing.
Pressing and welding in new tubes really requires a Jig for alignment.
Buying parts with the idea that you will piece together something doesn’t always work except for the sellers of the parts.

You also will need Spring Pads and new Shock mounts and replacement U-Bolts.
Also, I think there is a kit with all of the parts needed for mounting the housing in the truck. There are aftermarket kits for HD Axles from a number of suppliers and if you contact a Gear/Locker Company you can probably get a complete price for new axles, new locker, install kit and mounting kit.
BUT wait until you get the axle, 3.73s or 4.10s, try it out and see how the L/S works for you and the gearing/tire size then decide where you want to go.
Concentrate on prep’g the housing and getting it in, make it look good and installed correctly, then go for the rest.
What he said...
1)Wait to find the right axle.. took we a few weeks to find the one I have.
2)Get a flip kit or just get new pads. New pads will be cheaper. Mine were $20.
3)Get it in and try out the L/S. If you like it great. If not put in a locker.
4) Profit.
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Thats a good plan. Itll have to be cuz the irs stiffed me on taxes and taxes due on my truck and so is registration haha. So itll be awhile. Meantime ill look for the right one. I dont see me going bigger than 32 tires right now so im gunna stick with my 4.10 if that makes sense instead of trying to find a smaller ratio. **** if it takes all that mayb ill get lucky and find a fx4 with one so its a bolt on.
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Thats a good plan. Itll have to be cuz the irs stiffed me on taxes and taxes due on my truck and so is registration haha. So itll be awhile. Meantime ill look for the right one. I dont see me going bigger than 32 tires right now so im gunna stick with my 4.10 if that makes sense instead of trying to find a smaller ratio. **** if it takes all that mayb ill get lucky and find a fx4 with one so its a bolt on.
That would be easier to install a Fx4 but you don't get the disk brakes. They make a pretty big difference from what I have seen..er felt so far.
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