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Driveshaft Recommendations (8.8 swap)


FredDoug

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Vehicle Year
1990
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Ford Bronco II
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4wd
I've been doing a ton of research on driveshafts when swapping in the 8.8. A few things I've learned:
  • There are 3 driveshafts that came on the Bronco II's - GKN, Double Cardan (Spicer), and Single U-joint
  • GKN's are horrible, double Cardan is better, single u-joint is _________?
  • Pinion angle is different depending on being double Cardan or single u-joint.
  • Front explorer driveshafts can be used on the rear of the bronco ii with some mods.
  • I can use a 1330 to 1310 u-joint to connect the current driveshaft to the 8.8 using the flange adaptor that I got with the 8.8 - if the length is right.
What I haven't figured out is if the single u-joint is any good whatsoever? I wouldn't be worried, except a few forums I've seen say that the double Cardan is the only good one because how short the driveshaft is.

I haven't welded on the new perches to the 8.8, and I need to figure out what driveshaft I'm going to be using first.

I have a 4 inch lift and FM146 if that helps. Thanks
 

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