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Unread 03-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Another 8.8 question

Gonna start to do some work on the 8.8.. Do I cut off shock mounts and spring perches from it? Or just the spring perches? Also is there a set distance you weld new ones on or is everyone's different?

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Unread 03-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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on mine the shock mounts were on the spring plates not on the axle. you move the perches out 5/8", each side
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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Ok, mines been sitting out back all winter so I couldn't remember what it looked like
But thanks I appreciate it
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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I'm in the process of doing mine right now. I have a questions about brake lines. Can I reuse my rubber line and distribution block from my d35 and just bend new hard lines for the axle ?
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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While you're in there, keep in mind your new overall shock length needed. You may need to extend the upper mount. I had a shop do my 8.8 swap and the shock mounts are on the axle, but flush with the bottom so they dont hang down. Basically I have to use stock height shocks until I extend the upper mount.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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While you're in there, keep in mind your new overall shock length needed. You may need to extend the upper mount. I had a shop do my 8.8 swap and the shock mounts are on the axle, but flush with the bottom so they dont hang down. Basically I have to use stock height shocks until I extend the upper mount.
Not really sure what your saying? I have 4.5 inches of lift now.. So my shocks won't work with the 8.8?
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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when you got the 4.5" lift, you probably got new shocks. your D35 shock mounts are below the axle, IFFFFFFFFF when you do the 8.8 you make the shock mounts level with the bottom of the axle so they dont hang down, you MAY have a shock binding issue.

Example: (my case).
My shocks after market shocks are 14.5 collapsed. with the 8.8 installed and the mounts flush with the bottom of the axle (no hang down), they sit at 15.5" eye to eye. Meaning I have 1" of stuff/compression. Upper shock mount extensions will give ~2" extra travel, but MORE wants ~100$.

Just saying while you got it mocked up, or whatever, take a second and check it out. You can drive without rear shocks for a bit and not die, it's just more bouncy.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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I just finished up what your putting down. Went with the MORE extensions. My only advise if you go that route is to get a GOOD set of drill bits and start small and drill up in size till you get to half inch. Also summit racing had the mounts cheaper (not much, but every bit helps) than MORE.
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There is the teraflex solution as well.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #10
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I'm in the process of doing mine right now. I have a questions about brake lines. Can I reuse my rubber line and distribution block from my d35 and just bend new hard lines for the axle ?
I had bought a set of extended brake lines. This had a hole in the center to mount to the stock d35. The breather on the 8.8 is different. What I did was weld a piece of thread to the axle, then used a nut to attach my rubber brake line. The brake line then "t"s off to hard lines towards the brakes. Then I used two 8.8 passenger side rubber hoses to attach to the brakes. On the drives side I cut the mount and welded it opposite so I could use the stock spring perch holes.

There are many different options to get the brakes hooked up. Just use your noggin and be a little creative. Pm your number or email and I can send some pics of mine. I am currently not having luck with photobucket.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #11
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I was going to say that anti was going to mention the other option but I could not remember who made it.

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I reused, cut down, re-bent and re-flared my Jeep hard lines and the Jeep rubber line. And I mounted all the line to the 8.8 breather block, if memory serves. That and the two passenger-side banjo ends.

Picture of the 8.8 getting Jeep lines.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #13
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Like gunshw said there's more than one way to skin a cat. I made my own MORE shock extensions and I reused the 8.8 brake lines.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:07 AM   #14
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This hole build is a learn as I go kinda deal I've neve done anything like this before so I have some friends that can show me how if someone on here tells me how so everything you guys are saying is helping so I really appreciate it.

Also what did you guys use to buy parts? I've found the site ecgs but is their any place cheaper?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #15
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This hole build is a learn as I go kinda deal I've neve done anything like this before so I have some friends that can show me how if someone on here tells me how so everything you guys are saying is helping so I really appreciate it.

Also what did you guys use to buy parts? I've found the site ecgs but is their any place cheaper?
What parts are we talkin here? If you need seals and brakes, I would hit up your local auto parts store. I ordered my gear master install kit off of 4WD hardware because they had cheapest price. If your talkin perches, shock mounts etc, then check out a few vendors on here, I always refer people to BESRK on here for things like that. His parts are quality and cheap.
Personally I re-uesd the 8.8 perches and made my own shock mounts out of 1/4" with my 4.5" angle grinder and cutting wheel.
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