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Is an Aerostar 8.8 carrier the same?

Discussion in 'Aerostar Forum' started by nitro71, May 22, 2009.

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      As a ford explorer 8.8 carrier? Reason I'm asking is I'm looking for a open 3.73 so am thinking about the potential donor rigs.
       
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      Thanks brooklyn, i'm going to head to the parts yard today and if I see one I"m gonna grab it.
       
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      Here's my dilema, I've got a LS 3.73 rear and am wanting to lock it. Either I buy the $430 dollar lock rite or I convert to a open rear and buy the $235 dollar one on ebay.. Guess I'm not sure what the cheapest best for the future route is.
       
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      Thanks Brooklyn, that's a good idea. As much fun as it sound converting a rear end might be better to just go with the LS locker. Do you see any downside to doing that?
       
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      Post # 2. LOL, I looked but I'm now sure where post # 2 is.
       
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      Thanks, I'm sending him a PM.
       
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      It's one of those things.. Summit wants $510 bones for the LS locker, seen it listed for $430 a few times at misc online places. I can get a carrier for $50. Not sure if I'd need the pinion to match it. Then there's labor or tools to get it installed.
       
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      The what not to do thread! LOL! Don't drink beer, don't have a large sledge nearby.. What other downfalls do I have when working on things : )
       
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      Don't throw tools when you get really pissed off. :p: :D
       
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      I've busted up a few cheap ratchets, they stopped working and instead of warranteeing them(harbor freight) I just smash them up on the concrete.. LOL!
       
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      You could rebuild your LS for less than $70.

      Switch one of the spacer plates with your best used clutch plate and you'll get a really tight LS (the way they are supposed to work), almost locked!:thumbsup:
       
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      How long would it last Albino? How would on pavement driveability be? Would I need to use the conditioner? Sounds like a super cheap way to get some traction..
       
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      I'm coming up on 1 year and she's still pretty tight.

      Road manners are great. You'll detect a slight 'push' on slow speed corners (like turning from a stop) but that's it.

      Yes, use the friction modifier and synthetic gear lube.

      Have fun with the 'S' spring!!!!

      Instructions are here;

      http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/5ohcpa/cpa5ohtech018.htm


      Edit; yes this can be done with the carrier still in the diff. 2-3 hrs or less!
       
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      How is it for off roading? Almost as good as a locker?
       
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      Sorry for the delay, I was off in the Colockum area for the weekend.

      Yes, it's great off road, very near locker performance
       
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      FYI, the aerostar carrier is 28 spline and the explorer is 31, so they aren't interchangable.
       

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