Re: Explorer 8.8 rear end on a bronco?
If I were you I would make sure your ABS even works before you start planning on keeping it. I assumed mine worked until one day I slammed on the brakes in traffic and the rear tires were just skidding, along for the ride. I tried changing the sensor in the rear end and still nothing, so before you work to keep it make sure it works. I think a 9" is a perfect upgrade because they bolt in, there stronger, parts are dirt cheap and widely available and you can keep your same bolt pattern. If you are looking for serious strength and big tires the 10.25 sterling would be a better choice, but I think the 9 is plenty for most of us.