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Originally Posted by 68montego View Post
So I want to put a better rear in with some better gearing and I'm looking at 9". But recently I have come across a lot of " 8.8 Explorer" rears and have been reading about them doing research. Most of them are 58" from WMS to WMS, which is what I'm looking for and have disk brakes on them plus they have 3.55, 3.73's with Traclok. So I'm thinking since they are way more plentiful, apparently as strong, lighter and less power robbing plus already have a nice geared posi and disk brakes, would think be a good swap for my wagon? Any thoughts....

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The 8.8 is an excellent alternative for the 9" if you cannot find a decent 9" that is.

The Explorer disc brakes can be used on a large bearing 9" there are a few do it yourself articles on the net to explain the procedure if you want to go that route.

The 8.8 can be very strong but, they are a hassle to change gears in though.

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