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Old 10-26-2010, 09:43 PM
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Putting the lift in... Now with pics!

Finally putting the lift into my 93 F150, I`ll post pics of progress when i locate a camera.

Anyways, its a 6' bds lift and I'm going to have a few questions along the way.

Firstly, it has a 8.8" rear and I want to put in a 9" out of a 1981 Bronco. Can I just throw it in, or will my transmission not shift right. If I remember correctly, there is a speed sensor that is needed.

On the front diff, how do I go about pulling the axles? The diff is already removed.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:49 PM
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the rear diff will have your speed sensor and abs so u wont have a odometer or abs
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:04 PM
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the 8.8 is as strong as the 9 inch
and its already in it
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:30 PM
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the 8.8 is as strong as the 9 inch
and its already in it
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the axles yes but the gears no
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:52 PM
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why do you want to pull the axles on the front ? just to do the u joints? to pull them you have to take the locking hub off , the nuts that are threaded onto the spindle inside the break rotor and then the spindle
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:16 PM
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The plan is, I want to use the 81 front diff and keep the 8.8 but depending on gear ratio's I might just have to use the 9" rear and 81 front. Or... I'll keep my 93 front pumpkin and keep the 8.8. I have a blown cv, and the splines are screwed on the passenger side... I'm going to mitch and match everything to make it all work and rebuild what I can with available funds. I'm not worried about the ABS and the speed sensor... I can do without a spedometer.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:22 PM
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oh and you may need a special socket depends how tight the last person put the nuts on
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:24 PM
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dosnt the speed sensor for speedo run off transfer case
the rear diff one is abs
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:28 PM
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The speed sensor is in the diff from 92+. Controls your speedo and trans shift. The front diff out of the 81 is different too, but in a good way. It doesn't have an internal snap ring holding the right side axle in, it has external bolts with a tapered bearing. That means you can use dana 44 high drive lockers and such in the front. You can get a tone ring to run your trans and speedo that goes on the transfercase but i've only seen them for Bronco 1356's.

Hope this helps!!
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dosnt the speed sensor for speedo run off transfer case
the rear diff one is abs
That's what I thought I know it did in my old bronco and I swapped the 8.8 for a 9 when I blew up the original one. But mine wasn't a 93 it was a 90.
Most broncos 80' and up had 355 gears so mixing your older front with the newer rear shouldn't be an issue unless someone changed gears at some time.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:32 PM
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try unpluging the pumpkin for a day and see what happens. l dont think anything much would happen as l am sure it is just for ABS.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:16 AM
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if its a 93 and an automatic you need the sensor or it wont shift properly, 8.8 is as tough as a 9 but the 9 can be build stronger.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:48 AM
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That's what I thought I know it did in my old bronco and I swapped the 8.8 for a 9 when I blew up the original one. But mine wasn't a 93 it was a 90.
Most broncos 80' and up had 355 gears so mixing your older front with the newer rear shouldn't be an issue unless someone changed gears at some time.

Most 85+ had 3:55 gears when they went to the 8.8 and 9" trucks 80-84 had 3:50 gears Some late 84's had an 8.8 too. The 87-91 F series had the same plug on the rearend but it was just for abs (that didn't work) 92-96 controls speedo and trans and abs. (unless it's a 5 speed)
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:49 PM
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:42 AM
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so for my 96 F150, my speedo jumps around like a fat kid on halloween. It's an auto and every once in a while it will have a hard shift into OD. Are these related? Changing that Speedo/ABS sensor could help?

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