1. John Dirks Jr

    John Dirks Jr Active Member

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    Here is the tag from the rear axle on my 92. Does this mean 3.08 gear and an 8.8" ring?

    If not, what do these numbers tell me?

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    Yes...the 3L08 stands for 3.08 gears with the trak-lock rear in the 8.8"...

    The rest stands for where and when it was manafactured...and if I had to guess, you have an auto?

    Sucks to have the 3.08s, but at least you have the good 8.8 rear...

    Heres what I found when researching mine...

    The first S stands for the Sterling Axle Plant.The 229C is the particular rear axle model build code.The 3L27 mean it is a "Trak-Loc" 3.27:1 rear axle ratio. Track-Lok is just a Ford owned name for their limited slip differential.The 6H09 refers to the build date. Your rear end was built on October 9th, 1996. 6 gives you the 1996, the H is the month, and 09 was the day of the month.

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  3. John Dirks Jr

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    It's not an automatic. It's a 5spd.
     
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    Wow, I thought they only put the lesser gears in the autos, but then again its a 92, so I guess it was what was good at the time...

    Either way, I hope I was able to help you...

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    Yes, you verified what I suspected and that was helpful.

    BTW, a 3.73 swap is going in on Wednesday.
     
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    Kiss the 3.08's goodbye. 3.73's are in. What a difference!!!

    Now I need a speedo gear.
     
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    IIRC the only 2 Gear choices in 92 were 2:73s and 3:08s, my 92 had the 3:08s.
     

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