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View Poll Results: which 8.8 upgrade
Superior Axle and Gear super 88 kit 27 90.00%
chromoly shafts with C clip still in it 3 10.00%
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Unread 04-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
Jedidiah
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Axle upgrade poll

Looking to upgrade my 8.8

What do you guys think? Super 88 kit or just chromoly shafts?

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Unread 04-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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The chromoly shafts would be easier to swap in, but It would be nice to get rid of the c-clips, so the super 88 with c-clip eliminators get my vote. Honestly it's probably not really needed with an open diff on 35's. I'd spend that money towards a locker before an axle shaft upgrade, just my
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Unread 04-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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The chromoly shafts would be easier to swap in, but It would be nice to get rid of the c-clips, so the super 88 with c-clip eliminators get my vote. Honestly it's probably not really needed with an open diff on 35's. I'd spend that money towards a locker before an axle shaft upgrade, just my
I have an ARB in my rear end.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Strange, I must not have seen that when I looked at your profile. Well my first post still stands, the super 88 gets my vote. Locked on 35's would still be pretty tuff to break an 8.8 shaft, but if everything else is in check, might as well beef it up
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Unread 04-10-2010, 06:05 PM   #5
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How much are just the chromo shafts? I didn't look real hard, but didn't find a price right away. For $562 for the Super 8.8 set up, I plan to eventually go that route.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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How much are just the chromo shafts? I didn't look real hard, but didn't find a price right away. For $562 for the Super 8.8 set up, I plan to eventually go that route.

I think you're looking at around 170-190 per shaft for just the chromolys
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Unread 04-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #7
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I think you're looking at around 170-190 per shaft for just the chromolys
Yeah, so then I'd definitely go Super88
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Unread 04-10-2010, 09:07 PM   #8
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If you buy a super88 kit, buy it from superior directly on the weekends. They usually are 10% off on the weekends.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 09:55 PM   #9
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If you buy a super88 kit, buy it from superior directly on the weekends. They usually are 10% on the weekends.
Thanks for the tip.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 11:40 PM   #10
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I did the 8.8 superior gear conversion. It went well, although when you cut the axle tubes make for dam sure you mill file the surface perfectly flat. A good 30 minute per side hand filing is what it took me to get a good surface. The older kits will come without the bearings pressed on and from what I have heard the newer kits already have them pressed on. I overloaded a 10 ton press trying to drive my bearings and retainers on. Eventually sandwiched a 20 ton bottle jack in between the 10 ton press to finish the job. Best part about the kit is if you decide to swap to a dana 44 later on in the front you can change your bolt pattern in the rear to match.

I purchased from here, cheapest I have come across on the internet:

Superior Axle Super 88 Axle System for Ford 8.8 Inch

When I did the install I also added a detroit true-trac at the same time. By far the last thing that will ever die on my Jeep now.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 01:43 AM   #11
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NO CONTEST super 8.8
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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:49 AM   #12
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When it was MY money...
I did a Super 88. Got it from Northridge(free shipping).

Be sure you have a good quality bearing puller. The 8.8 axle bearings do not come out easy.
I had to have a shop press on the 88 bearings too.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:51 AM   #13
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When it was MY money...
I did a Super 88. Got it from Northridge(free shipping).

Be sure you have a good quality bearing puller. The 8.8 axle bearings do not come out easy.
I had to have a shop press on the 88 bearings too.
On the new kits they should already come pressed on from what I've read.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:25 AM   #14
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Have you broken the 8.8? If you still have that d30 up front I'd worry about that before the 8.8 upgrades.
My friend runs an ford 8.8 in his toyota with the v6 supercharged on 35's and he drives it hard, and its held up real good.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 05:49 PM   #15
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On the new kits they should already come pressed on from what I've read.
Yes but how many old kits need to be sold to clear inventory for the new. When I bought mine, the new kit was well into market and I still got the old one.
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