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Since the 8.8 is a low-pinion housing it rides on the stronger drive side of the ring gear. At the factory, Ford equipped the Explorer with 3.55, 3.73, and 4.10 gearsets. There is a chance that you might score with a 4.10 limited-slip rear axle, but we’d still plan on ditching the factory gearset and bearings just for peace of mind.