Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
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Re: i have ?s about the 8.8 swap....
The 8.8 is a near drop in on a 4wd truck. The 8.8 is about 3/4" wider than the 4wd. So not much difference there.
A 4wd S10 rear axle is 2" wider, on each side than a 2wd rear axle.
So if your truck is 2wd then your wheels will stick out 2" further on each side. Or, you can use high offset wheels, like the Corvette and F-body, but then you would need a spacer on the front wheels.
The 8.8 diff is about 3" offset. If you shorten the long side of the 8.8, and use another short axle, it will be a good fit for a 2wd truck. This will also center the diff, which isn't really a problem anyways.