- Dec 8, 2013
If I remember correctly I cut off 2 7/8 from the driver side in order to be able to use the same axle shaft that was on the passenger side.WOW.. just wow.. I think this is one of the best truck builds ive seen.. I have a few questions... what rear wheel size did u go with? what was the 8.8 out of and how much did u cut off to narrow it? im building a 86 MM with just a small 4g61T. evo 3 16g setup..I also have a 8.8 from a 87 t-bird. cant wait to see the numbers on this beast..
Axle came out a ford explore sport. Diff cover from an explorer as well however earlier 2000's when they went to a irda style diff. Can find them in any local junk yards. Just rear the tag on the diff cover to see 8.8, 3.73 lsd. To get correct pinion angle you will need to cut the old perches off the axles and weld new ones on. You can make your own if you have access to steel or a good place to buy from is ruff stuff specialties.
Wheels are from summit. 15x8, 5.5" backspacing. Tires are 275/50/15 nitto nt555r II's.
Good luck with your build. If you ever have questions just pm me.