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Old 05-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Well as the title states this is my DIY Low budget 8.8 build. My 10 bolt Gave up after a long 90xxx Fight bt now Im starting with a 8.8 W/3.73 Limited Slip out of an 99 Explorer. I will be using The Hilsty T/A Mount. I started buy searching my local Upull & Pay & Bingo $120 Complete Rear axle assembly. Note I also Managed to remove the Alluminum Diff cover off a 04 mountaneir 8.8 and slap it on. No extra charge (I just Cut & Grinded till i was satisfied ) Got here home & The disassembly begins...
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Will post more pic's but server acting up.. Will update
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Heres some more pic's
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Tommorow Ill Post what i have on my other memory card.. Now Waiting Till Friday So i can order my Eastwood 175 & some Nickel Wire to start fabbing up my T/A mount..
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nice build i will be watching closely might do the same thing keep updated with lots of pics and info on prices
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This is the best budget rear end ever, a little bit of skill and determination does the job. Gotta thank HILTSY for the coolest mount of all time.....
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How difficult was it and what was total cost so far I may be doing same thing
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Well Today i Got cut short on machining some sleeves for the axle tube.. Soo Hopefully tommorow Ill be able to machine them in class.. As Price goes Im 120$ in the axle ,553$ In a new Welder, 15$ in a angle finder & Waiting to order 31 spline axles.. Beats 2000$ any day..
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How difficult was it and what was total cost so far I may be doing same thing
Honestly If you can measure, Fab & Weld, & have a couple specialty tools I'd say try it..
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This is the best budget rear end ever, a little bit of skill and determination does the job. Gotta thank HILTSY for the coolest mount of all time.....
Definitly Thank Hilsty for the mount Saves me some time Engineering & Writing a CNC Program.. Yea I figure why not, I got most of the tools the Know how & Ls1tech for Inspiration.. Good to Go
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nice build i will be watching closely might do the same thing keep updated with lots of pics and info on prices
Sure will & I Defintly recomend it. Since Im On A Student budget Its Definitly the way to go..
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Good luck, close to starting my own as well.
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half price at picknpull this weekend makes me wanna do this build
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Subscribed..just picked up my 8.8 4.10 from the junkyard for $125
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Here some more pics cleaning up 8.8 housing.. Had to slip the last one in
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The Mountaineer cover is a nice find. Thanks for posting the pics!
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The Mountaineer cover is a nice find. Thanks for posting the pics!
Thanks & Yea it was much nicer then the stock steel cover. Still On budget too.. Heres some of the cover before.. The last one is the tag you wanna look for 3L73 kinda dirty but Thats a ford posi 373 axle code For those intrested...
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Holy Crap! The factory cover is huge. Someone's going to use that and build a watt's link.
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Holy Crap! The factory cover is huge. Someone's going to use that and build a watt's link.
Hah Yea its pretty bulky, Tommorow I'm thinking bout pulling another cover or even the whole axle.. might mess around with the welder ill draw something up.. id love a Watts link Looks a whole lot cleaner setup..
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Well Sorry About the wait Guys, Ive been busy with school.. Well At this point Ive got my welder, Tanks (both 100 Argon & 75/25 Mix), Now im Waiting on My Nickel Mig Wire roll, 7900fm Housing ends With 3/8 T bolt hardware.. My axle is currently at the Machine Shop Getting turned for the sleeves.. Guys Pretty Cool Only 75 bucks for them With me supplying the stock.( I had ordered DOM Tubing 3in OD W/.500 wall or 2in ID off ebay for 58 & change) I got the Hilsty Mount Welded up, Now waiting for the UPS truck to stop by..
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