well, i was truly happy with the 8.8 rear i had out of a 96 bronco in my 84, because of the posi it had, up untill the past week. after getting my moter rebuilt, i drive back down to school, drive around a little, am coming home from the store, and pulling away from a light, bam. i assume universal or driveshaft. i was wrong. look under the truck, to see the entire center section twisted about 45 degrees on the exle tubes, stresing the yoke causing it to explode. so i pull the driveshaft, throw it in 4x4, and drive to my apartment. since my old axle is at home, about 90 miles away, i figure ddriveing slow at night i can make it. doing about 45 mph i make it about 2/3 of the way home, and bam, i thought a gun went off, and all of a sudden the tires lock up and drag me to a stop in the middle of an intersection. i put it in low range, and dumping the clutch, the truck is barely able to drag itself from the danger of tractor trailers at 65.
now my question is, is this rear only pressed together? and what hides behind those mystery caps, of whic there are 4, but mine are all missing, and all i see is the tubes where it twisted against them. is ford to cheap and retarded to not just weld the rear, like the good old 9 inch i love? i shall just go on praying and babying my bronco for a while, while peglegged should reduce stress on this crappy rear.
"MUD BUCKET" 1984 bronco, 88 302, 32x11.5 , I am at screen name iskybantilus on instant messenger.