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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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8.8 in lx?

i looked at my rear end the other day, just curious..
anyways, 8.8 is stamped on the bottom right side of the differential
does that mean it's an 8.8 rear end (it is a 3.8 LX), or do they all have 8.8 stamped on them?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 01:42 PM
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Do you have antilock brakes? I seem to remember if you ordered antilock brakes you got the 8.8 dif. I could be wrong.

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It's a 8.8 buddy. Now through some 3.73's in there and have some fun.

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Yep, the 8.8" was an option on the 3.8L's. My 94 3.8L LX came with the 8.8".

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It's a 8.8 buddy. Now through some 3.73's in there and have some fun.
That's what I'm doing. Then it will be ready for the 347 a year or so down the road.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 02:41 PM
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Do we have a door jam label that would tell us if we have antilock brakes, 7.5 or 8.8?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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The certification label does have axle type (AXLE) and brake type (BRK) on it. The axle code tells you the ratio and whether its conventional or trak-loc, but not the size.

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5 = conventional 3.27
E = trak-loc 3.27

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1 = 4 wheel disc
4 = 4 wheel disc w/ ABS
A = front disc rear drum

But do you really need to look up codes to tell if you have ABS or not?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 08:54 PM
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The 8.8 housing is more squared off than the 7.5 housing if you look at it from the rear. I just bought a rust free 95 LX 3.8L which has 4wheel disc/abs and it has the 8.8 , My 96' with 4wheel disc/abs came with a 7.5 from the factory.
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I went to a junk yard today in wrightstown today and looked at 7 mn12's.
no track-loc's and only one had a 7.5.
It was actually the first 7.5 I've seen in person.

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