Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - ~54" wide, 8.5" 10 bolt rear end question
View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2009, 06:31 AM
superherbie superherbie is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by M&M CUSTOM
The S-series 8.5's were only available with the ZR2 off road package, and were actually 5 inches WIDER overall than the standard S-series 7.5/7.625 axles.

You would be better off getting an 8.8 Ford Explorer rear (98 and later had disc brakes), and were minimally wider than the 7.5/7.625.

Offset wheels can make up the difference and make it look just like stock in whatever you put it in.
Thanks M&M. I'm starting to think that width won't be a problem. I checked the ice race rules, and I'm allowed to flare the wheel wells 4" each side. So now I think all I need to do is source an axle that I can get an ARB locker in.
Reply With Quote