Gears & Axles - 8.8
04-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Ok, so I may have an 8.8. I'm not sure how to read this tag but it reads: S613c R
3L373 88 7a28
Any one know what this means? Which one do I have?
04-30-2012, 09:41 PM
8.8 tag info (http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html)
04-30-2012, 11:54 PM
its an 8.8 with 3.73 gears 28 spline axles and carrier
05-01-2012, 08:38 AM
That's what I was thinking, but I was most concerned with the traction lock part of the differential. The only down side I see to this one is the 28 spline axle. But, then agin it should work. And I can upgrade the center section at a later date to 31 spline and upgrade the axles then also. I'm going to pay $200.00 for it so it seems like ok deal to me. What do you think?
05-01-2012, 08:43 AM
If your followig my build and want the cheapest option then you want the 28 spline to slip the 10 bolt tubes in. And yes your tag reads 3:73 locker 28 spline. 3 channel abs.
05-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Cheep is good! I'm most concerned that I will be able to upgrade this rear to 31 spline center section and axles. So far from what I have found, I think it's possible, and pretty cheep. Moser axles are $250-$350 and a ford performance differential is almost $300.00 I think. But for now, I'm just going to keep it simple by using my stock axles and a "hiltsy855" torque arm mount.
05-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Yes, you can convert to 31 spline. You just need a 31 spline carrier.
05-01-2012, 07:54 PM
I plan on getting started this week end when I'll have the entire shop to myself. Maybe as soon as Friday.
05-01-2012, 11:18 PM
Oh, has any one used the wave track differential? They advertise a life time warrenty and they are available in 33 and 35 spline.
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