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06-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Should I?

I've got a ford HPD44 that I'd planned to narrow to run waggy shafts. I then planned to put adapters on my ford 8.8 rear to have matching bolt patterns.

Now, should I bother? Maybe I should just put the HPD44 back together and get another rear. Although, I ask what? Can I take my explorer disk brakes off the 8.8 and put it on a truck 8.8? The truck 8.8s are weaker though, no? Or should I just be getting a 60FF rear?

I'm also a little concerned that I will never get it to be street legal again. [!] on that.

06-04-2006, 08:16 PM
Oh, it's the ranger 8.8s that are weaker. I think I can make this work.

sj-x 500
06-04-2006, 08:22 PM
p/u 8.8's are beef.

your ass end will be no problem really, just make the deck wider over the tires, the front ... well.. have fun with that :D

06-04-2006, 08:33 PM
Well, I could always get those blingin' bushwacker's cut out flares, yo.

Nah, if I exo the thing I can leave the tube out a little ways and put some sheetmetal between it and the fender I guess.

Okay, I'll jsut pray I don't get a VI.

06-04-2006, 09:17 PM
Somebody tell me how to make up my mind! I'm gonan go to the j-yard tomorrow and it's either get waggy parts or get fullwidth parts!

06-04-2006, 10:44 PM
i saw you at pick n pull today i think??

06-04-2006, 10:49 PM
Probably, I was there, then I left to get allan keys, then I was there, then I left to get allan keys, then I was there, then I got pissed off with how ford attaches their calipers and left.

I like how pick'n'pull only hires cute girls.

What were you driving? When I left there was a YJ on 33s in the parking lot that I was checking out. I assume that wasn't you?

06-04-2006, 11:40 PM
i was in a buddies lincon low rider.

I was at the suzukis and ford taurus sections

06-05-2006, 01:21 AM
Oh yeah, I plan to run 37s or maybe 38s when I kill these tires. And that might be fairly soon. Will a ford 9" rear hold up to that in my relatively light beast? Or an 8.8 for that matter?

sj-x 500
06-05-2006, 07:18 PM
yea. it will

06-06-2006, 08:00 PM
Oh, things changed.

Gonna go narrow.

I bought a waggy D44 for donor parts.

I bought an isuzu 12B rear.

Now I need some HPD44 4.56s and misc stuff.

sj-x 500
06-06-2006, 10:00 PM
well then.... wait... can't you just run the waggy d44...? since they are both 6 bolts if i remember right.

06-06-2006, 10:35 PM
Yeah, I could. But I'd have to get you to regear it anyways and it's LP. So I might as well cut up a perfectly good ford HPD44.

I just gotta track down some 4.56s now. At least, that should be what it is. I gotta drop the third out of my 'zusu rear tomorrow and count teeth.

sj-x 500
06-06-2006, 11:41 PM
remember, driven over drive... or ring gear/pinion.