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Sport Trac Rear Axle

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer 911!' started by SVO, February 17, 2004.

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    1. SVO

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      I need to know the differences in the Sport Trac rear axle vs the standard Explorer and a Ranger.

      I know the Sport Trac is baised on the Ranger extended cab frame.

      I have a guy that needs to replace his rear axle assy. and I need to know what I'm looking for to make the complete swap easy for both of us.
      (blew it up spraying on it!)

      *someone call Johnstone lol!*


      BTW this is a 2001 2wd Sport Trac
       
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      Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member Elite Explorer

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      The explorer 8.8 (95+) has discs and is 31 spline.. All ranger 8.8's have drums and are 28 spline with the exception of the FX4. 01-02 sport tracs have 31 spline 8.8's with drum brakes. 03+ sport tracs have 8.8's with discs. Also, I think there may be some minor differences between the sport trac 8.8 and the explorer 8.8.
       
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      a 1000 TIMES THANK YOU Jason!
       
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      The sport trac and explorer have the same rear end with the exception of brakes (as mentioned above) I have performed axle swaps on both and they are complete bolt on.....
       
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      I was shocked when I looked under my sport trac and realized the 8.8 had drums. Why did they do this, when regular explorers have had disc since '95.?

      I'm a new sport trac owner so sorry for bringing this old thread up.
       

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