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post #1 of 9 Old 08-17-2017, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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dana 35 to 8.8 setup

Am I wrong in thinking I can check the angle on my dana 35 and then setup an 8.8 at the same angle without mocking it up in the jeep?

I'd like to get the 8.8 ready and be able to do the swap without a lot of down time.

I have a magnetic protractor I plan on using.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-17-2017, 04:59 PM
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I used a HF version of that to do mine.
Short answer, if you have your measurements correct, yes.

Can be a costly mistake if your wrong though.

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Ok, I am going to do a couple tack welds and if it's good I will finish the welds. I just want to be sure it makes sense to someone other than me. Thanks for your reply.
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Am I wrong in thinking I can check the angle on my dana 35 and then setup an 8.8 at the same angle without mocking it up in the jeep?

I'd like to get the 8.8 ready and be able to do the swap without a lot of down time.

I have a magnetic protractor I plan on using.
I'll be the contrary voice...

Install it
Get your pinion angle perfect
Tack the perches
Tack the shock mounts
Pull axle
Finish weld and paint
Reinstall axle

It takes so little time to do it right...just do it right.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-18-2017, 06:51 AM
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Do you have a SYE or are you planning on installing one when you do the swap? If you don't have a SYE, now is the time to do it, as it will change your pinion angle if you decide to do it at a later date.

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I do have an SYE. Current axle is setup at the correct angle for my setup.
It's at 6 degrees. I should set the angle with the 8.8 resting on the springs and on the ground correct?

StanF...I appreciate the contrary voice.

Should I part out the dana or turn it in as a core? It has a bad pinion bearing. Everything else seems good. If it's hard getting rid of the parts I might just turn it in as a core.


Almost forgot. Is the RuffStuff swap kit the ideal kit to use? If not what is?
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...xoCwqkQAvD_BwE
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There's a pinned post at the top of the forum for the 8.8 swap that has a ton of links to swap threads.

There are many good choices for parts. I know a lot of people use Ruffstuff. I recall that their perches were long, which is ideal for SOA rigs to help prevent spring wrap. I also may be wrong - if so, someone will correct me.


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One more thing - IMO one of the most difficult parts of the swap is the e brake cable. Lots of options, but not all of them are good. The MORE 8.8 e brake cables are a great choice, but are pricey. ECGS e brake cables are not recommended.


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Cool, thank you
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