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  1. Jim311

    Jim311 New Member

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    I bought an 8.8 from an Explorer to swap into my Jeep. It was advertised as a 3.73 disc brake axle. Which was the perfect ratio and brake setup for my Jeep. I checked out the axle and found out it was a 3.27 based on the tag, but I didn't care because I was going to change it to a lower gear ratio anyway. So I get the axle home and it sits around in my garage for a couple of months because I haven't had the time nor motivation to fuck with it. It turns out that not only is the gear ratio 3.27, but the brakes are drums as well. Some dick put the disc rotors over the drums. I didn't take off the rotors to look and see. I just assume that it didn't come with calipers because all the brackets were there :uh:

    I paid 200 bucks for this thing, and now I'm not even sure I want to bother using it. It will cost me at least 100 dollars for the calipers and pads, plus 100 dollars in core charges because I have no calipers. Plus I'd have to buy new rotors because these are rusted to shit. :sad2:


    Edit: I'm stupid, and this axle is definitely equipped with disc brakes :uh:
     
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  2. Jim311

    Jim311 New Member

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    Think I could sell this bitch for anywhere near what I paid for it? Or should I just eat the loss and put discs on it, regear it, put new brackets on, and swap it into my Jeep? If I'm going to lose money maybe I should just go all out :rofl:
     
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    Sell it. Someone must want it. Maybe it's from a Mustang or earlier explorer if it has drums. I say sell it for $100 and take a loss for not checking first:uh:
     
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    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    You had a loose axle in your garage and you couldn't tell if it was disk or drum??? :confused:
     
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    stonedworm mofo in a supra

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    That's kinda what i was thinking:o
     
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    How was I supposed to check? Bust all the lug nuts off? I didn't have an impact nor any sockets with me at the time, and I never would have even thought that anybody would bolt discs OVER the drums... fucking wierd. The strangest part was that this axle was part of a group buy that happened on a local forum. All the axles were supposed to be 3.73 and disc.. EVERY one of them. So it's not like I was expecting this guy to try and rip me off. Shit.. even he didn't know it was 3.27, much less that it was drum.

    :dunno:
     
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    stonedworm mofo in a supra

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    Phone the guy up and give him shit... did anyone else have that problem?
     
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    The rotor was bolted directly over the drums man. There is no visual difference between the two once the disc rotor is bolted on over it. All the 8.8s even come equipped with the brackets for mounting the calipers on. I'll take pics if you don't believe me.. but there is absolutely no way that I could tell without removing those rotors.
     
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    I'm asking around on the forum right now. As far as I know, everybody else's axle was as advertised.. with 3.73s and discs. I actually think that the guy at the junkyard might have even though it was discs.. it's nearly impossible to tell without pulling the rotor off. And some dude at the scrap yard isn't going to go tearing into any axles to find out :dunno:
     
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    I believe you but I still say sell it and find one with the R&P gears you want. It will be cheaper.
     
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    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    I'm still confused, did it have tires/rims on it???
     
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    stonedworm mofo in a supra

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    Yea i dont get it either... unless the drums were removed:dunno:
     
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    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    Yeah, I'm gonna need some pics just to understand wtf you are talking about.
     
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    Yeah this doesn't make any sense. Pics?
     
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    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    Just run drums. I have them on all 4 corners :cool:
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    actually i'd like to see pictures. I dont see how bolting discs over drums would not let you know that its a drum brake axle :dunno:
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    fail
     
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    Maybe I'm wrong. Does the 8.8 use a drum style Ebrake setup? I bet that's what I'm looking at. This is good news. I just wasn't paying attention :uh:
     
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    stonedworm mofo in a supra

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    :mamoru:
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    just post some pics
     
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    Jim311 New Member

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    This still doesn't address the issues of the calipers tho. How can I avoid a 50 dollar core on both sides?
     
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    stonedworm mofo in a supra

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    Did anyone else get calipers with theirs?
     
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    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    :uh:
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    drum

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