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Unread 09-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #46
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Very nice axle swap! Looks really good and very stout.

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Unread 09-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #47
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Nicely done!!!
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Unread 09-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #48
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thanks!
I got myself a matching front end as well. recently rebuilt great condition, but after a few days my wheel hubs are going bad. time to order timken hubs!

where can i get a nice A/T 33" tire for cheap? anyone know? discounttire has BFGs for a decent price but i dont like the look of those, also heard they bruise too easily.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #49
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Your 8.8 install looks great! Where did you source your axle? I'm in Pomona and have been looking for some time with no luck.
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Unread 09-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #50
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Your 8.8 install looks great! Where did you source your axle? I'm in Pomona and have been looking for some time with no luck.
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every location has a list of vehicles they recently put out on the lot, just wait until they throw an explorer out there. I was lucky with mine, got the most desirable version of the 8.8. they will have a lot of 8.8s with lower (numerically) gear ratios and many of them have open diffs. the 4.10 LSD with disks is harder to find than the others.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #51
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Unread 09-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #52
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every location has a list of vehicles they recently put out on the lot, just wait until they throw an explorer out there. I was lucky with mine, got the most desirable version of the 8.8. they will have a lot of 8.8s with lower (numerically) gear ratios and many of them have open diffs. the 4.10 LSD with disks is harder to find than the others.
Thanks for the info, build look great!
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Unread 09-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #53
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back to the hood vents...

do you have any plates directing the water flow that makes it through the vents or does it just drip onto the engine?
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back to the hood vents...

do you have any plates directing the water flow that makes it through the vents or does it just drip onto the engine?
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Unread 09-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #55
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i didnt put anything to direct water away from the motor, not much water gets through the vents, more water finds it way from beneath than it does from the vents.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #56
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XJ-Tim,

Sorry to keep rehashing this: When you got your axle, did they pull it for you or did you have to take it off the wreck and wrestle it to your car?

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Unread 09-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #57
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Sorry to keep rehashing this: When you got your axle, did they pull it for you or did you have to take it off the wreck and wrestle it to your car?

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you gotta pull it out yourself, they let you use little carts so you can haul it around, but thats all they help you out with. i suggest cutting some seat belts out of another car in the JY so you can hoist it easier, also helps to have someone help you out with all of this.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #58
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A 8.8 isn't tooo heavy honestly! Once you have it dropped you can get it out and onto a wheel barrel as long as you can carry 250lbs or so. If not then bring a friend or ask someone around? Most are usually willing to help!

But please, please Tim entertain us with more pics & directions on that dash?
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Unread 09-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #59
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I did all the design, fabrication, and paint. The only thing I didn't do was the CNC plasma cutting which was done at a local shop. All stock switches were ripped out and the wire harness was modified so I could use my own switches for everything. This included 100+ feet of wiring, 8 relays, $150 in switches and indicator lights, countless blown fuses, and a lot of patience.

For me, a project like this isn't difficult, it's just very time consuming and somewhat costly, so I would prefer nobody ask me to make one for them, as I will feel bad saying NO.

Anyone with the tools, research, resources, and mental stability can do this project. Believe me when stuff isn't going the way you want it to, you start kicking and throwing things, and then regretting it.

here are some pics of the fabrication process, enjoy.












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Unread 09-14-2012, 04:48 AM   #60
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Freaking sick job...however are you going to start producing some bumpers? Maybe side projects
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