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Old 01-11-2008, 01:11 PM
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brakes 8.8 explorer

I am installing a 96 explorer rear end in my chevy. I have disk drum with a 1" master (no power) and disk drum valve. Do I need a 1 1/8" and disk/disk or just the disk/disk valve? My master has the two round circles and looks different than the disk drum master I have seen.

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I am wanting to install a explorer 3.73 all wheel drive in a 82 big Jimmy, what did you have to do to bolt it in. Thanks
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Here is my 8.8 in my 35 Chevy Master. I had to cut the old saddles and install new ones. Make sure to buy 3 1/4 inch stuff for the axle. Also don't forget the pig is offset to the pass side about 3".

Mark

Yes, you do need to go to a disc/sisc setup on your master cylinder.

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Did you, and how did you work the emer. brake cable? Thanks
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The only thing I have done is get one. Mark is much farther along. Their is s-10 sight that has some info but I do not know the name. It is like fast s-10 or something like that. It is also a popular jeep swap look for those sights. What did you use to weld the peaches? I am thinking of using a stick/mig
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I was planning on using the explorer cable and somehow tying it into my stock lever. The explorer is a 2- piece cable, the part that attaches to the axle has a threaded adjustable sleeve on the end. I figured I could run a cable from the e brake handle to there.

I used my mig to weld the perches, a 1/2 inch at a time.

Hope this helps

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How did you level the pinion shaft to know where to weld the perch's? Will the chevy drive shaft hook to the explorer York, or does it have to be changed?
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You will have to get an adapter for the shaft. I think napa has one and spicer. You can change the pinion yoke on the ford but is about 150. Without it you may have to shorten the shaft. You would like half in play on your trans slide yoke. Set the pinion -4 then set the perch at 0. You can do it in the car might work better but more work. This guy did it in a jeep but has good info and part numbers www.stu-offroad.com/axle/8.8axle/8.8axle-1.htm . I am getting a new shaft because mine was destroyed at the track.
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I had planned to install the rear end and only stung the u bolts to hold it firm while moving the pinion shaft up or down until it was (maybe) level and stug the u-bolt and tack it in place. Then remove the whole thing to weld it good then reinstall. I have a 98 Explorer all-wheel drive, I might remove the drive shaft and set it on the ground and check the angle of the yoke to see where it should be. I was hoping some one would know, save me sometime and work. I don't see how the oil could get to the front pinion bearing if it wasn't level. I'm running a 700r trans. is why I want the 3.73, plus going to dis brakes at the same time.
I've found a 2001 tahoe with a pois, Got to see what kind of hookup it has and ratio. It might be just my cup ot tea. thanks
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I set the pinion face to 3 deg up with the car loaded and on the ground on all four wheels, pretty standard setup as the engine/trans will be set 3 3eg down.
I will be using a custom dirveshaft since this car originally had a torque tube from the trans to the diff.

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Guys, I did a write-up on the swap for the S-10 a few years back. Take a look, it might be of some help. I only covered drum brakes though.

http://www.knant.com/axleswap/index.htm

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