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Old 11-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Help to ID Large Rear 8 Lug VSS Axle (Pics)

I'm trying to figure out what axle this is. I'd appreciate any info on it. Pics are below. I thought it was a 10.25 semi-floater, but have been told it might be a Dana 60 instead. Here's what I know:
-It came from an 87 F250 with a 302 & AOD.
-It is 8 Lug.
-It is heavy for an old guy like me to move.
-It has what I think is a VSS plug.
-Axle tubes measure 3-1/2" OD.
-It has additional bracing around the perimeter of webs surrounding the pumpkin.
-It has a "Ford" logo in one of the webs.
-It has a triangle inside of a circle followed by a 5 in one of the webs.
-It has a 5 in one of the webs.
-I don't find a "Dana" diamond or a 60, 70, or 80 in any of the webs.
-The tag is a single hole tag.
-The tag says "V111C" on the top line.
-The tag says "4L10 10 2 7A05" on the bottom line.
-It is about 66' wms to wms.

Here's what I found so far:
-From Steve83's diagram the tag seems to indicate a Ford 10.2 axle (I'm guessing this is a 10.25 & the tag just rounds it off), with 4.10 gears, limited slip, & built Jan 5, 1987.



-The perimeter webbing doesn't look like the 10.25 SF in Steve83's drawing



-The perimeter webbing looks more like the Dana 80 in this Steve83 drawing. I don't think it's a Dana 80, just the perimeter looks similar.


And here are more pics:












From what I've been able to gather I'm guessing that it is a 10.25 Sterling, semi float, limited slip, with 4.10 gears, but I don't really know. Can anybody tell me what this is? Is it an axle that could be used, or is a semi float just not worth messing with? Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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I think you nailed it. Looks like a 10.25 semi with 4.10 and an LS.


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Old 11-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Yup, same thing I swaped in mine with the 8 lug sas. It might not be VSS though, the one I swaped in wasn't it had the sensor just for ABS.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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Have that same axle in the same yr truck out here on my job site. 10.25 semi float
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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I concur with the others.

however, an F250 with a 302/AOD combo is a RARE bird!
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Yup, same thing I swaped in mine with the 8 lug sas. It might not be VSS though, the one I swaped in wasn't it had the sensor just for ABS.
the VSS and the ABS speed sensor are the same sensor. its jsut that the earleier trucks with had the speedo on the t-case/tranny will they went to electronic

nice find. thats what i was looking for at 4 junkyards. couldnt find one that wasnt apart already and 4.10 so ended up with a Dana 60 with disc brakes and 4.10
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its a sterling. i recognize that center section anywhere. and a semi float at that....
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the VSS and the ABS speed sensor are the same sensor. its jsut that the earleier trucks with had the speedo on the t-case/tranny will they went to electronic

nice find. thats what i was looking for at 4 junkyards. couldnt find one that wasnt apart already and 4.10 so ended up with a Dana 60 with disc brakes and 4.10
I know the sensor is the same. The ABS has no tone ring so that axle is not plug and play in a later model truck. You would have to swap in a tone ring to use it on a VSS truck.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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if it didnt have a tone ring how would the abs work
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Now I wish I would have took a pic of it but it was not a tone ring. Maybe some one with a bit more knowledge on ABS can jump in to explain.
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It had to have a tone ring, it's mounted right onto the ring gear. If anything some one may have been in it and maybe swaped gears or was servicing the carrier and never bothered putting the tone ring back on it.
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