So looking at the axle tag above, you can see it's a 3. The Ford F-150 used the Ford 8. The reason you can't measure a rear backing plate to backing plate is that the backing plates have different offsets to allow for drum width. You can quickly identify it as an Explorer axle due to its rear disk brakes and the spring perches mounted below the axle tube instead of on the top. Difference is 58 T-Bird was a coil spring car initially designed to be air bagged but never happened and the 59-60 have narrower spring perch mounts. But you are not likely going to call around and find one in a wrecking yard, you are going to have to get a rear and have it cut down or cut it down yourself in which case width makes no difference at all. No guarantee as to the accuracy of this data.
In my business its not a firewall. Just saw one yesterday, the drums look like they came off a 1 ton truck. From 2005 and on, the Ford Mustang 8. The more efficiently the exhaust can be removed from the exhaust pipe, the more power can be created. We need to know where the wheels are going to land not where the backing plate is going to land. Where the variance comes in is that backing plates are offset to allow for brake show width, some backing plates are offset more then others. Axle Codes: The Ford 8.
The video shows the process of diagnosing the problem, removing the worn parts and installing the new axle, axle bearing and seal. Because if it was a firewall then it would not allow fire to enter the passenger compartment. It was also used in the 1983-1996 full-size Bronco, and E-150 Econoline vans. Ford Ranger - The Ford Ranger 8. Please do not send mechanical questions to the webmaster. All these sites neglect the T-Bird for some reason. They can provide an aggressive exhaust tone, and can also increase horsepower.
When swapping an Explorer 8. At the end of the day you need to know the rest of the width. I can understand that a consumer would want to know axle to axle distance. Ford began using the 8. Please if you have questions.
Check out our options and find a performance muffler for your vehicle. Ford Rates the Ranger axle at 2750lbs and the Explorer axle at 3200lbs this is a 16% increase in strength, which admittedly may be as conservative as the estimate of axle strength. The exception is the 2002-2003 Ford Explorer Sport which still used the solid rear 8. The Ford Explorer used it until it switched to an independent rear suspension in 2002. Mufflers are located forward of the rear axle and the exhaust tail pipe connects to their outlet.
The axle above in an 8. An equally wide array of differentials is also available from open carriers to limited slips to lockers and spools. More if you have an aftermarket heavy duty cover. Disc brakes: The 2010-2011 Ford Ranger rear axles come with disc brakes. Any improvements, suggestions or additions to the process are welcome! What makes it wrong in our world is that variance.
After spending 6 months hearing noises and feeling vibrations coming from the rear of my 1998 F150, I decided to take it apart and check it out. Gear sets are interchangeable between axles, regardless of the spline count. All the additional width is in the passenger side. You snag a rear and set it up to fit. All of the useful charts of rear end widths I've ever seen are wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface. I am also trying to find a disclosure on one of the charts that the measurements are backing plate to backing plate and that some axles extend out farther than others. A wide range of gear ratios is available, from 3.
Most of the backing plates I have encountered are not offset, its the offset of the axle and drum from the backing plate, because of difference in brake shoe width. Gets used a lot, has been for years and is still not correct. Performance mufflers provide increased airflow to cut down on exhaust back pressure. Identifying Your Axle: Looking at that tag, you can see the gear ratio stamped on the lower left, and the axle size ring gear diameter stamped in the bottom middle. Check out our page for a break down of codes. Note: the drum width is nominal just for the sake of argument. As for usage making it right consider this, she hit huh leeeg ooon da doh.
The backing plate to backing plate by junk yards is because they are too lazy to take the wheels off and give you a meaningful dimension. . I talked to a yard today, the reason they all measure backing plate to backing plate is that they sometimes sell just the housings, cannot measure axle flanges if they are not there. . . .
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