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Old Yesterday, 01:16 AM   #1
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Explorer 8.8 swap

Was wondering if anyone that has done the Explorer offset 8.8 swap had any driveline issues at highway speeds or any other problems after doing the swap. Thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 01:33 AM   #2
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Re: Explorer 8.8 swap

Why would you have driveline issues if you had a proper driveshaft made for it?
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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM   #3
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Re: Explorer 8.8 swap

There really isnít an issue with offset axles. Manufacturers have been doing it for years to compensate for fuel tanks, exhaust routing etc... As long as youíre engine/trans are 90 degrees to your rearend.

If you have a speed square hold it on itís perpendicular axis. The angles stay the same regardless if itís horizontal or verticle.

Itís pretty common to pitch the rearend down 1/2 to 2 degrees to compensate for axle wrap, with an offset axle you would lean more to the 1/2 degree side of things.
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Re: Explorer 8.8 swap

Thanks for the reply's, I wasn't sure if there would be any problems if the motor/trans wasn't in a straight line with the center diff.
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Old Yesterday, 10:03 PM   #5
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Re: Explorer 8.8 swap

I dunno, mine works fine with the exploder rear.
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Re: Explorer 8.8 swap

I have no problem with mine but there are a few things to think about if you already have wheels. The Explorer axle is narrower than the stock axle and 5x4.5 bolt pattern

I just bought some high quality 1" wheel adapters. They are hub centric on the axle and inside the wheel. I have 20x9.5 wheels and this makes them perfectly centered.
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