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Ford 8 8 Inch With Disc Brakes

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One of the more desirable 8.8-inch versions is the 31-spline Explorer axle. This is a common swap axle and ends up under a variety of rigs—Ford or otherwise. 1994 and older versions came with drum brakes, while the 1995 and newer axles were equipped with disc brakes. Some 2010 and 2011 model Ranger axles (pictured) were also factory-equipped with rear disc brakes.