After breaking yet another S10 10 bolt rear end I decided itís time to examine other options. The strongest yet cheapest and easiest is the Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer 8.8. Just like the Jeep guys using these in Wranglers and Cherokees, I figure since Ford has used the 8.8 axle to replace the legendary Ford 9 inch differential, it must be pretty good. Lockers and other aftermarket parts are easy to find and shop around for competitive prices too.
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