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post #1 of 23 Old 12-08-2005, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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8.8 install, so lucky

One of the sites that has a write up on this said he cut down his own driveshaft and rewelded it. How safe it that? I am a competent welder and I do plan on replacing it when I do my HD SYE. Thanks


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post #2 of 23 Old 12-08-2005, 07:29 PM
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You just have to get it balanced and you are set. Unless its a trail rig only, then you dont need to worry about it too much.

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Do a search on this. If you have a lift you do not have to shorten your driveshaft. I have a 2.5 lift with the 8.8 and my stock driveshaft worked fine.

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cool thanks. I will just have to check it out when I get the rear end. I just wanted to make sure I could do it.

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You won't need to shorten in if your have a 4" lift like your sig says. The only reason why it would be shortened is because of the flange adapter takes up like 1/2"-3/4". So thus making your d/s that much shorter. It didn't affect me at all. It actually helped because I think I was pretty much at the end of my slip yoke

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One more question. If I reuse the perches from the 8.8, use factory explorer spring plates, then I just need to order some factory ubolts right?

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you need the factory yj spring plates, and shock mounts. then the 8.8 will bolt right in w/ new u bolts.
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One more question. If I reuse the perches from the 8.8, use factory explorer spring plates, then I just need to order some factory ubolts right?
I think you will be able to use them. But they will have to be moved, if you didnt know that already. YJ springs are 2.5" wide, not sure how wide the Exploders are.

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Due to the larger diamter axle tubes, that require new ubolts, wouldn't you need the explorer plates due to the holes being further apart on the plate?

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Due to the larger diamter axle tubes, that require new ubolts, wouldn't you need the explorer plates due to the holes being further apart on the plate?


or just do it the easy way and order the MORE kit which comes with everything ya need.

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Due to the larger diamter axle tubes, that require new ubolts, wouldn't you need the explorer plates due to the holes being further apart on the plate?
yup, and the more kit is pretty good but if u can get the hardware from the explorer save yourself some coin.

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thats what Im trying to do. ~40 something bucks compared to 110.00

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post #13 of 23 Old 12-14-2005, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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So, i just rcvd my 8.8 today that I paid 280 for shipped. Its was out of a 2000 exploder with 91k on it. I picked it up and it was COMPLETE!! It even had the exploder e-brake cables. Now Im just waiting on the MORE parts to get here to git er put in.

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If you are stating sua I would recommend cutting the MORE perches down to around 5". They will really flatten your springs and make the ride rougher if you leave them 7" long. I wish I would have known this when I did my 8.8.

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post #15 of 23 Old 12-14-2005, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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roger, thanks for the advice--I will cut them down to 5". This does not have any ill effects on stability?

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