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OldEnuff
07-17-2003, 09:50 AM
Swapped out the 8.8" with 3.08 gears and installed the 9" with 3.55 gears. :D

Sure moves better now. Was kind of a pig with the 33's and 3.08 gears.
Got a lot more get up and go now.[36]

Now to find a third member and put 4.11's (already have) and a locker in it.
I will get 4.09's for the D44 and put them and a TruTrac into my spare D44 pod.

Then swap both into the beast and it will be time to start breakin' axles.[22]

'85 Bronco
300 I6 TOD NP208 9" D44 TTB IFS 3.55's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"

FU Toolbag
07-17-2003, 09:28 PM
Got spare 9"axle with third if you need one.

OKOR[f]
[!]HUMMER

In The Zone
07-20-2003, 07:22 PM
Hey there's nothiing wrong with the 8.8 You got 31 spline axels with it and easy to convert rear to disk setup... But to each there own the 9" is a well proven soilder as well[^]I am runnin my 8.8 Locked and with 3:55 as well lights em up still...I have just tweaked my angles as well no more u-joints getting thrown last ones i crushed the needles in 3 of the caps to freakin powder getting her back home ( i did no want to do the repair in the mud on the road[9]...
i think when i get my 38" Bfg 's i will have a little harder of a time with the insane tire melt of the line [5]

good luck with the new setup.. How did your alignment work out?

It' a FORD need I say More.....It drinks lots of Gas,Chews Tire's and eat's BUSH

OldEnuff
07-22-2003, 02:51 PM
I went with the 9" because it had the 3.55 gears I wanted and the whole thing cost $100 total drum to drum (actually cheaper and easier than r & p replacement). I will get a spare 3rd member for the 9" and install 4.11's (already have them) and some kind of a locker, not sure what yet.
I also swapped in a complete front end with 3.55 gears and good ball joints/axle u-joints. I will pull the pod off the old one and put 4.11's and true track in it and swap both in later this summer or fall.

Still fighting with the alignment. Hope to have it done satisfactorily tonight.

'85 Bronco
300 I6 TOD NP208 9" D44 TTB IFS 3.55's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"

In The Zone
07-22-2003, 09:22 PM
1oo buck good deal man!!!

It' a FORD need I say More.....It drinks lots of Gas,Chews Tire's and eat's BUSH

OldEnuff
07-22-2003, 10:11 PM
The TTB and the 9" cost $200 total. Both servicable and ready to go. Well, with a little tlc anyway.
The alignment is ok now after tie rod end replacement and toe-in adjustment.

'85 Bronco
300 I6 TOD NP208 9" D44 TTB IFS 3.55's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"

OldEnuff
07-22-2003, 10:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by okor

Got spare 9"axle with third if you need one.

OKOR[f]
[!]HUMMER



When, where, how much.
If I make the whipsaw trip I might just carry on to Kelowna afterwards as I have the week off.
I need another rear axle laying around to keep the 8.8" I removed company!!!

'85 Bronco
300 I6 TOD NP208 9" D44 TTB IFS 3.55's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"