Getting closer to doing my 8.8 swap. Im going SUA, as thats my preference, but I have a couple of questions that I haven't gotten answered in searching, so those that have done this, please chime in
1) When going SUA, will my stock driveshaft work? From what Ive read, it seems like many are doing a SYE / CV driveshaft. Others say about having a drive shaft cut down and some say the stock is fine. So, its conflicting.
2) Shock mount extensions. Will I need these for the upper shock or is that for a SOA setup only? Im thinking of putting Rancho 9000s on my rig while she's down. Haven't decided if Im going to run the air kit to them or not, but thats another topic. I am also considering locating the bottom shock mounts flush with the axle, so the towers aren't hanging down. I know that since Im going SUA, this is kinda moot, but the idea of a flush mount appeals to me.
3) Torsion bar. A friend of mine said I would need this to prevent axle wrap. I figured I don't need it because Im going SUA (he's obsessed with SOA), but I want verification
Any other advice that I need to make this swap as painless as possible is great. Im planning to have the tubes welded and all that. I just want everything on standby and ready to go so I can have the swap done in a day or so with little to no hiccups. I should also say that my jeep only has a body lift at this time.