Western Members - Need a junk 4chan 10 bolt
06-15-2012, 11:31 PM
Im going to attempt a 10bolt/8.8 hybrid and am in need of a rear to scavenge from.
The only parts that really need to be intact are:
1. Axle ABS rings
2. Axle tubes
3. Backing plates
If anyone has a blown 4 channel, id love to take it off your hands. Just a low buck experiment lol
06-18-2012, 12:18 PM
How much are you paying for the 8.8? I thought about doing one myself, then I saw someone, I think Currie, sells the 12 bolt center section for $450.
I thought that it would be cheaper to build a 12 built that the 8.8.
ANyway, be sure to take lots of pics for us :)
06-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Full explorer rears go for ~$200-400, that's LSD, 31 spline and 3.73's. With the 12 bolt you would still need to purchase the internals.
T/A mount $40 from Hiltsy (tech member)
Custom Axles $300
Then you have a sub $1000 rearend.
06-18-2012, 02:07 PM
Sweet. The only other member that I knew that would occasionally make them was cam, and with the price that he wants (which is understandable for all of the work that is required), it made the rear end, just as much as a 12 bolt.
$40 for the TA mount definitely make it a nice DIY project.
Do you have any pics of his mounts?
06-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Find hiltsy on here he has a thread detailing every step.
There is also one other way that does not rely on a welded on t/a. It is to use a mustang housing and bolt on t/a
06-18-2012, 03:06 PM
nice. Thanks for that.
06-18-2012, 07:37 PM
Weld-On T/A mount (Explorer housing)
Bolt-on Mustang T/A (Mustang housing)
The axle tubes/cases are different sizes for these two housing so each method goes with a specific housing.
06-21-2012, 09:11 PM
Well looks like the 8.8 project might be out the window. My dad just got me a 9" third member, 35 spline full spool, and billet pinion support.
Now i just need a housing and axles..... :lol: Jeez just when you decide one thing another thing comes along and makes a different decision for you. I guess i'll eventually toss in a locker so i can use the ABS and TCS.
06-22-2012, 01:29 PM
I might do this personally, I am looking into doing an Explorer rear unless I get a good deal on a mustang 8.8, I like the modified ford motor sports mount, but hiltsy's TA mount is awesome.
We will see when I finally get some money and an extra rear end.
06-22-2012, 03:06 PM
Dan, did you already buy hiltsy's adapter? If so, do you want to sell it?
06-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Yeah it's in the mail. $40 and you can come get it no shipping fee. I'm in Sylmar now, less than 20mins from pasadena btw.
06-22-2012, 03:23 PM
Dave, did you already finish the t56 swap?
06-22-2012, 03:44 PM
Awesome, let me know when it comes in. I work in Pacoima, which IIRC was not too far from you. Or did you move?
Adam, I traded my Textralia with a member for a 4ch 10 bolt and some cash.
My Torsen was starting to pop in reverse.
I went to disassemble the rear and it was full of (rain?) water, so I going to have to completely rebuild it. I have all new Timken bearings, overhaul kit and 4.10s.
Now I need to get some 3.73's since I'm keeping the auto for the time being.
I'm kind of waiting to see what happens next year with the SMOG changes and the ODB2 scanning before deciding whether or not to change over.
06-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Oh nice, yeah me and the wife moved in January. I'm right off the Roscoe exit near the 210 side.
06-22-2012, 04:15 PM
sweet. let me know when u get it
06-22-2012, 06:47 PM
They actually came in today. So when ever you want to come get them, except for tomorrow im working a double.
06-22-2012, 07:01 PM
06-22-2012, 07:08 PM
sure i work swing so before 2pm or after 11:30pm :lol: My days off are tues/weds so anytime those days would be fine as well.
06-22-2012, 07:15 PM
Cool, I can swing by at lunch. I'm by Whitman airport (Osborne and San Fernando)
06-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Check your PM for address and phone #