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Old 05-12-2008
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Starting explorer 8.8 swap ???

I have the axle and all hardware, Im good with that. I need to know some final stuff. My truck is a 99 4x4 with 4:10 open diff and 4wabs. The explorer donor is a 98 with 4:10 and an open diff. I need to know
1. Is my 4 wheel abs going to work with the new rear axle or am I going to need to worry about adapters or new sensors?
2. Will I need to swap out my master cyl for an explorers?
3. Will I need to install a proportioning valve for the brake system?

Although I appreciate all input, I would love to hear from the guys that have done this mod. The are important and potentionally expensive steps and I want to make sure Im not going to screw something up. I dont mind the extra time on doing this right the first time. Any other pointers are welcome also. Thanks,
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nope..straight swap..i didnt change anyhthing just got longer brake lines because i lifted more..

so its just a straight swap..
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