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Unread 01-23-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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Axel help!?

Ok so I have a 92 wrangler 2.5 manual. And 4"lift and 33s. It has no power and I'm done with it. Im thinking I'm gonna swap the back axel first. Thinking the 8.8 I just have to find one with 4:10 gears. I've read a lot about the years but no one have me a strait answer. What would be the best vehicle with them? And I'm gonna be doing a v8 swap too even if there is any engine that's easy as the common v8. So I need to find a transfer case or will it holdup ? And what to do with the front to have the same lug patter and gears ? I appreciate any help.

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Unread 01-23-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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There are tons of write ups on here about the ford 88. I found one out of a 98 ford explorer disc brakes. I run a chevy 350 Tbi 700r4 241c. Combo. Works great for me. But it is a lot of money and time to do a motor swap no matter what motor you pick. I think many would agree re gear before dropping a v8 in. Do simple bolt on up grades to the motor you have. Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 09:52 PM   #3
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You already have 4:10 gears with the 4 squirrels and a 5 speed. Double check the tag on the dif cover.
You say you don't have enough get up and go- when was your last tune up ? Do you have any codes being thrown ?
With a v8 transplant, that will turn into just about a complete drive line change. Transmission, transfer case work, and changing the rear axle, unless you like picking up pieces of your axle off the road/ trail.
Try a little of the search feature, I promise you'll be up for the next few weeks reading.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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look at toyota axles. some come with 4.88 do some research www.car-parts.com you can save the cost of regearing at least that new axle. then just regear your front.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #5
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Well i really just want more power i really don't go fast or on the highway. But it is my DD . Can I even put the 6 cylinder that comes in the yj? I can get one for pretty cheap and runs.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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Would it show a difference ?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 08:36 AM   #7
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Yeah you would see a difference if you swapped in a 4.0. Motor mounts would still need to be cut out and welded in and you will still have to replace your transmission and replace/modify your transfer case to work with the 23 spline output of the 6 cyl. trans. If youre gonna do that you might as well do a V8, unless you can get the 4.0 for cheap

The 8.8 has been covered countless times. To get disk brakes and 31 spline axle shafts you want the axle from a 95-2001 Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Mazda Navajo. You do not want one from a Mustang or Ranger, because they have 29 spline shafts. The reason it is such a popular swap is you can find them in common Jeep gear ratios and it shares the 5x4.5" lug pattern.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 08:51 AM   #8
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I can get either cheap. I'm just gonna do the 350. What should I do with the front axel can it hold a stock v8 and 33s or 35s
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Not trying to sound like a dick but I think if you spent a couple hours browsing the forum a lot of your questions would be answered. Yes the front d30 will be fine. I'm running mine on 35s with my 5.3

When you say 350 are you going TBI or carbed? I would recommend keeping fuel injection. Possibly go with a Vortec motor?
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Unread 01-24-2014, 11:54 AM   #10
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I am gonna take a guess here and bet that the OP is in high school or barely out and lives at home. He is not gonna search and is determined to put a V8 in to play with the cool kids.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #11
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I just want to keep is cheap as I can and still be reliable. It's a project I can do with friends and my son eventually give it to him when the whole thing is done.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
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in that case - in my opinion - I would run with the 4.0 swap. From everything I have seen and bought a 4.0 or a 4.6 stroker will be less spendy and potentially less complex.
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I'm not real familiar with them, but I dont see a stroker build being less complex than a stock V8 swap.
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