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post #1 of 7 Old 07-28-2008, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my 8.8, got Q. and pics.

Ok so finally got my 8.8 and I read about 5 Threads about putting them on, so I have a ton of tools, but I will not be doing the re-gearing my self, ill let that one to the pros, but what I want to do is put it in with all the adjustments the shaving and the spring mounts etc.
Ok, what I need to know is the following, I took lost of pics and I plan on doing it all the way to the end,
What parts I donít need and which will need in the future installation, what are the ones that I need to replace and which one I can work with, my goal is to spend a moderate amount so Iím open to suggestions,

I pay 200 dlls for it and give 5 dlls tip to the guy removing it, so he did a good job on not loosing any parts, Iím most concerned with the brakes the calipers and discs I donít know if they need to be replaces what do you think?

I plan this weekend to cut the original Spring mounts and reused them thatís the best way of doing it with out making to much damage?.. please help me on this one, any additional information from experience will help.

here are the pics for a more clear idea.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150001.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150003.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150009.jpg
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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150011.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150012.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150015.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150017.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150022.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150024.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150026.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150027.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150033.jpg
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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150048.jpg

here is my jeep now:
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...10-07_1322.jpg


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post #2 of 7 Old 07-28-2008, 04:10 PM
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[QUOTE=Cone;5505300]Ok so finally got my 8.8 and I read about 5 Threads about putting them on, so I have a ton of tools, but I will not be doing the re-gearing my self, ill let that one to the pros, but what I want to do is put it in with all the adjustments the shaving and the spring mounts etc.
Ok, what I need to know is the following, I took lost of pics and I plan on doing it all the way to the end,
What parts I don’t need and which will need in the future installation, what are the ones that I need to replace and which one I can work with, my goal is to spend a moderate amount so I’m open to suggestions,

I pay 200 dlls for it and give 5 dlls tip to the guy removing it, so he did a good job on not loosing any parts, I’m most concerned with the brakes the calipers and discs I don’t know if they need to be replaces what do you think?

I plan this weekend to cut the original Spring mounts and reused them that’s the best way of doing it with out making to much damage?.. please help me on this one, any additional information from experience will help.

here are the pics for a more clear idea.











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post #4 of 7 Old 07-30-2008, 01:58 PM
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Fyi

You may need shorter shocks in the back! I blew mine out on the ride home from the shop.\
That 8.8 takes up a lot of room back there.

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i did this swap last winter and all i bought for the rear was u bolts and a yoke flange. i reused the spring mounts on the 8.8, the shock mounts off the 35. i also reused the calipers, pads, and brake lines that came on the 8.8. i ended up making new spring plates the day of the swap. to cut the spring mounts off i used a grinder with a cut off wheel and just cut away at the weld. try not to cut into the axle tube. then i used a hammer and chisel to get them the rest of the way off. after doing this swap i had a bad drivshaft vibration which led to a ax-15 and np231 swap along with the sye and cv driveshaft. if you plan on using the stock driveshaft it will have to be shortened by about 1".
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i did this swap last winter and all i bought for the rear was u bolts and a yoke flange. i reused the spring mounts on the 8.8, the shock mounts off the 35. i also reused the calipers, pads, and brake lines that came on the 8.8. i ended up making new spring plates the day of the swap. to cut the spring mounts off i used a grinder with a cut off wheel and just cut away at the weld. try not to cut into the axle tube. then i used a hammer and chisel to get them the rest of the way off. after doing this swap i had a bad drivshaft vibration which led to a ax-15 and np231 swap along with the sye and cv driveshaft. if you plan on using the stock driveshaft it will have to be shortened by about 1".
So the u bolts that I have from the 8.8 are not usable for the swap??

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...5/P6150015.jpg

the new spring plates that you say you made the day of the swap how did you made them??, are the spring plates that are un my D35 and the ones that came with the 8.8 useless,??
Ill probably get the shock extensions from M.O.R.E. but for the Drive shaft yes I plan on using the stock one that I have now, can it be shortened and for how much $$ ??, the sell the one that the came with 8.8 for 50 dlls what is best?

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they are useable buti personally feel better using new ubolts to do my install

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