I just got my Ford 8.8 with disk brakes and all of the goodies out of a '97 Explorer. My question is, why the hell is the flange where the drive shaft bolts to 3 inches off centered?????? This doesn't seem good. I would think the drive shaft would snap. I know many people have done this swap before and I have never seen this question come up. I was also wondering what is need to hook up the rear brakes. I was planning on having the local driveshaft shop install the axle, I just want to make sure this will work. Thanks for the help.