the yard or the Ford parts counter is a good place to look . new price might be high or reasonable . never know tillI need a set of spider gears that are 28 spline for a Limited Slip 8.8. If they are for an independent that would be great but if not I can have them machined for my usage. The most likely place they would be is in a Ranger with an 8.8.
I tried my local Ford dealer & they are worthless. I know a guy in CA that I sent a message to. Hopefully he will produce some part numbers & locations that have what I need.the yard or the Ford parts counter is a good place to look . new price might be high or reasonable . never know till
Ok I will try to clarify. An 8.8 is an 8.8 for the most part. The Ranger is the only vehicle I know of on the truck side of life that has 28 spline axles with exception of the performance 4x4 version. All other trucks have 31 spline. I pulled my Limited Slip from an Explorer so it is set up for 31 spline.Uh, I'm confused. I thought the IRS used 3/4" pinion gear (spider) shafts and the Ranger 8.8 (that means 4.0L only) used 7/8"? I have a few Trac Loks laying around, and I think you need the "round-nose" 28-spline unit, and not the "square nose" 28. Does that sound right? Post a pic to compare with. If it's one I don't need, I'll pull the gears for you (or sell the whole thing) a lot cheaper than Yukon sets, but used of course. There's always a catch.
All cars with exception of the Cobra are 28 spline. Limited Slip & Open diffs have different spyder gears. I currently have an Open in my IRS & am upgrading to Limited Slip. Limited Slip was very rare in the 8.8 IRS. Super Coupe only as I understand it. One can either buy an aftermarket unit or modify 1 out of another vehicle for usage in the IRS. They put Limited Slips in some police cars but again not common. The most common place to find 1 that I have found is the Explorer BUT the Explorer is 31 spline.28 slpine Mustang 8.8