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Old 08-13-2017, 07:35 PM
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:00 PM
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Is it worth working with? I need to gear up.
Parts can be had, but not overly common. Not nearly as easy to swap as a 9"
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:03 AM
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8" looks just like a 9" but you can't get a socket on the bolt under the pumpkin in the 9"
That is NOT a 8"
Looks like early mopar ( Dana), uses the same wheel bolt pattern as 8"

If I were going to make changes, I'd find a late model Explorer, and changer the whole unit.
probably cost about the same amount of money when you are all done
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:24 PM
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8" looks just like a 9" but you can't get a socket on the bolt under the pumpkin in the 9"
That is NOT a 8"
Looks like early mopar ( Dana), uses the same wheel bolt pattern as 8"

If I were going to make changes, I'd find a late model Explorer, and changer the whole unit.
probably cost about the same amount of money when you are all done
Looks like that's what I'll be doing.

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Old 08-15-2017, 07:26 AM
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It also allows you to upgrade to disc rear on the cheap if you so choose.
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