SOUTHSIDE MACHINE PERFORMANCE FORD EXPLORER 8.8" SWAP KIT

Macguyver

Macguyver

SOUTHSIDE MACHINE PERFORMANCE
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Mar 21, 2017
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#11
will this work with stock or other after market control arms?
You don't want to use stock control arms. But yes, stock and aftermarket lower arms will work. You will need our application specific upper control arms or build you own.
 
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

Master Mechanic
Jun 6, 2014
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#12
You should be able to put this swap kit together for about $750-$800,depending on your J-yard pricing, and your tax % rate.
- The 8.8" rear axle assembly is approximately $110ish ( if you wait for a 50% off sale then cut that in half, Houston-area yards usually have theses sales about 4-5 times a year, usually on Holiday weekends) depending on your J-yard.
- Southside truss/bracket swap kit $600
- New axle seals, bearings, fluid, and paint $50

You will have a very strong axle assembly that is a bolt-in, and adjustable. IIRC, the 8.8 is about 25lbs. lighter than a 9". I have personally put 800 HP w/ a trans brake to it.
 
Algershick

Algershick

Greasemonkey
Nov 27, 2015
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#13
Are your control arms only available with poly bushings?
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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#14
If a person were to fab their own tailpipes a 4" would go in there.
I would also like to see some in car pics with exhaust considering I barely had enough room with my 9" to make my 4" tail pipes, that truss just seems like it would add more clearance issues than my set up.

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