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post #1 of 21 Old 10-22-2008, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Any alternative to M.O.R.E.'s Ford 8.8 Conversion kit?

I might have found the ideal Ford 8.8 axle...it's in my area, so no shipping, correct gearing, disc brakes, and a decent price ($250). Only thing is, it's built for SOA. My Jeep is SUA. So I would need THIS kit. Anybody know of anyone else who makes these, possibly cheaper? Just like to know what the competition offers...

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-23-2008, 12:07 AM
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Simply buy your own parts. Perch's can be had just about anywhere. Got my u-bolts from a local spring place. Plates can be found at a PnP, or re-drill your old ones. There should be a couple write up on e brakes. It can be done if U put your mind to it... or get the MORE for hassle free... but it will cost a bit more.



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several options out there...

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several options out there...

Ruffstuffspecialties.com

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I used Ruff Stuff and their stuff is stout! Great customer service and great product

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post #7 of 21 Old 10-23-2008, 01:42 PM
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do lots of reserch on doing this.most kits are made for SOA not SUA and will lower the rear of your jeep quite a bit.i got a set of warrior products set from jc whitney and i still have to work on those.i have a MORE set up that came with my rear and they are beefy but are made for SOA.

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Just sent Zach from A-To-Z an email...he made a bunch of stuff for me and I really liked it all so I figured I'd go to him. He said it is made for both SUA and SOA and he said...
There are companies with a "flip kit" that puts the threads facing up so they do not get bashed when wheeling.
Anyone know who sells these? Everything I am finding is the same as A-To-Zs where the U-bolts will be hanging down if SUA. Thanks.
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Everything I am finding is the same as A-To-Zs where the U-bolts will be hanging down if SUA. Thanks.
That's how they are without a flip kit.

I'd suggest getting the appropriate perches from Summit or a local place. You can get Mopar ones for about $13 for a set. http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294851722

The ones from Ruff Stuff are definately beefy but are designed for SOA as most 8.8 install kits are. Could be wrong but I think A-Z uses the same perches as Ruff Stuff, I know their diff covers are from Dan (@RS).

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I was VERY happy with my MORE kit. Well worth the cash and I didn't have to drive around/hunt around or pay shipping from 5 different vendors. The anti-wrap perches have since been moved to my D60 rear to be used again. Beefy products.

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That's how they are without a flip kit.

I'd suggest getting the appropriate perches from Summit or a local place. You can get Mopar ones for about $13 for a set. http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294851722

The ones from Ruff Stuff are definately beefy but are designed for SOA as most 8.8 install kits are. Could be wrong but I think A-Z uses the same perches as Ruff Stuff, I know their diff covers are from Dan (@RS).
The Mopar set here is for an axle that is 2.5" in diameter...like the Dana 35. The Ford 8.8 is 3.25" in diameter...does Mopar sell a set for that diameter axle?
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where at in harrisburg are you? I am thinking of doing the 8.8 swap, but haven't sourced any of the parts out yet. Would like to see it in progress. I am across the river from harrisburg.

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Just sent Zach from A-To-Z an email...he made a bunch of stuff for me and I really liked it all so I figured I'd go to him. He said it is made for both SUA and SOA and he said...
There are companies with a "flip kit" that puts the threads facing up so they do not get bashed when wheeling.
Anyone know who sells these? Everything I am finding is the same as A-To-Zs where the U-bolts will be hanging down if SUA. Thanks.
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Nice...but I couldn't tell if the kit did or did not come with spring perches...I am assuming no...
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The Mopar set here is for an axle that is 2.5" in diameter...like the Dana 35. The Ford 8.8 is 3.25" in diameter...does Mopar sell a set for that diameter axle?
Hmmmm, don't know, the one's you and I linked to are for 3" tubes, and I'm certain could be opened up a bit to fit.

I have the Ruff Stuff kit sitting in the garage waiting to someday go in.

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