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rearend changes, why?

I was wonderin' why ford went from the 9in. rear, to the 8.8, and was it just for the abs braking system?
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Re: rearend changes, why?

My guess would be the 8.8 uses about 10lbs less iron & steel thus saving Ford Millions of dollars a year [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: rearend changes, why?

there are non-ABS 8.8's, so I dont think that is the sole reason. C-clip axles might simplify assembly, which counts when you're building half a million trucks a year [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: rearend changes, why?

While were on this subject , how hard is it to stick a ford 9 in , in replace of an 8.8 with ABS? Or maybe as burned did , the sterling 10.25. Will i always have a abs warning light or what not?
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Re: rearend changes, why?

9" should go rght in, the 10.25 will probably require getting your driveshaft shortened. In either case, you may have to change the yoke on the axle so that you can continue to use the same ujoints.

I was under the assumption that you can just disconnect the abs system under the dash, and the check engine light will go out. dunno if thats true, though
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Re: rearend changes, why?

or just get the 10.25 with the abs hehe. Sounds a good way to go
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Re: rearend changes, why?

an 89 just has rear ABS, so it's not a big deal if you swap in an axle without the sensor. of course you could cut the power to the ABS computer or light, which is not a big deal. unfortunately, that damn sensor becomes very important in 92, so I cant just nuke it [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] BTW, with a 6-8" lift and a sterling, a stock driveshaft would be about perfect length.
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good info , thx muddy
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Re: rearend changes, why?

Question for ya muddy.....if you swap in that 10.25 in the rear, just what are you going to do about that sensor?
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Re: rearend changes, why?

Which is stronger, does any body have problems with breakage?!
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