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whats the big hype about the 8.8

all my friends with there lifted jeeps all run the 8.8 with 4.10s either from a ranger or expo. whats the big hype over them. they say im lucky to have one stock. i dont understand why they run them and love them so much
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they are just a nice strong axle that isn't a full size. Nice aftermarket support, and they are cheap. Also the expo's can come in 31spline and disc brakes which is pretty dam strong if you ever off road your rig.
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^ That pretty much sums it up! Parts are always available and usually in stock wherever you are.
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8.8s are like the Mcdonalds of the car world. you can get just about anything you want for the 8.8 and it'll be good.
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8.8s are like the Mcdonalds of the car world. you can get just about anything you want for the 8.8 and it'll be good.
yeah all except McDonalds blows. lol well except for the breakfast, thats not bad.
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because it isnt a Dana axle so when you change the pinion angle an 8.8 will hold more fluid and a dana will hold less because the dana fill plug is in the cover...now thats thinkin
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because it isnt a Dana axle so when you change the pinion angle an 8.8 will hold more fluid and a dana will hold less because the dana fill plug is in the cover...now thats thinkin
Get a new cover!

How about that stupid crush sleeve and c clips.....

Nothing special about the 28 spline, about as useless as the rear Dana 35...the Expo however, offers 31 splines and disc brakes...and there are about a billion Exs out ther in bone yards plus tons of diffs thanks to the Mustang crowd.
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So....as far as dics conversions....I heard that expos 8.8s are limited in what you can use.

What about a level II 31 spline 8.8?
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So....as far as dics conversions....I heard that expos 8.8s are limited in what you can use.

What about a level II 31 spline 8.8?
Same thing as expo just narrower and without discs.

Expo discs are just a solid rotor, and not a ton of aftermarket pads (like it matters for most). The 28spline you can easily bolt mustang discs on which has a lot of support for. You can also do it for the 31spline but it costs more (special bracket needs purchased or made).
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Same thing as expo just narrower and without discs.

Expo discs are just a solid rotor, and not a ton of aftermarket pads (like it matters for most). The 28spline you can easily bolt mustang discs on which has a lot of support for. You can also do it for the 31spline but it costs more (special bracket needs purchased or made).
Sweet. I was going to start a level 2 axle hunt, but not anymore lol.
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