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Unread 06-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Finally got my 8.8 swap done(well mostly done)

So for I have gone through 3 dana 35 rear axles before going with something more heavy duty. And none of the damage was done offroading it was all on the street I have a lead foot. That 4.2 L has a lot of torque. I got axle in everything hooked up. The whole process actually went pretty smoothly. I still donít have the parking brake hooked up yet. I bought the kit from M.O.R.E. that is supposedly to fit exactly; well if I did it again I wouldnít have wasted my money on it, it doesnít fit it is too long where it connects to the single cable so I need to make some spacer or something. I havenít yet figured out how I want to get it modified so it will work. The ford 8.8 was out of a 2001 explorer with 4.10 gears, and disc brakes obviously.

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Unread 06-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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The MORE kit is geared towards those who are going SOA at the same time & not staying SUA. I suspect that this is the reason you are not happy with it.

Did you speak with Allen at MORE before you purchased the kit & explain your swap?
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Unread 06-17-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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I reused the Ford cables and everything worked great. It was really easy.
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Unread 06-18-2009, 05:41 AM   #4
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I reused the Ford cables and everything worked great. It was really easy.
And if you don't get the Ford cables with the axle (like me) then NAPA has the stock replacement cables for about $60.

P/N 95427 and P/N95064
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Unread 06-18-2009, 05:44 AM   #5
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Or you can get a couple 1/8 cable thimbles and wrap the cable around the parking brake arm and tighten them up. Just need to cut off a few inches of the spring. Only costs you a couple of bucks.
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Unread 06-18-2009, 06:49 AM   #6
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Or you can do this, from Tom Wood. You then also get a x4.10 improvement in holding strength (or x4.88 in my case). I found the Ford setup was marginally effective in the driveway, and did not do well at all on the trail.

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Unread 06-18-2009, 08:34 AM   #7
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Or you can do this, from Tom Wood. You then also get a x4.10 improvement in holding strength (or x4.88 in my case). I found the Ford setup was marginally effective in the driveway, and did not do well at all on the trail.

that is what I NEED!
gotta look into that

I have the MORE kit thing, and I rigged it up to extend the cable so it works. but the 8.8 ebrake is still marginal at best.
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Unread 06-18-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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that is what I NEED!
gotta look into that

I have the MORE kit thing, and I rigged it up to extend the cable so it works. but the 8.8 ebrake is still marginal at best.
Be aware...
That ebrake kit from Tom Wood, only works with an Advance Adapters(AA) sye, no others.
Has to do with the grinding of a certain surface.
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Be aware...
That ebrake kit from Tom Wood, only works with an Advance Adapters(AA) sye, no others.
Very not true. It mounts to most any flat plate style drive shaft mount, not a yoke mount. The silver colored part on the left end of the drive shaft is a standard Spicer part and the disc's bolt holes are for that pattern. I mounted mine forward of the t-case output flange (brownish plate) for other reasons, but the disc normally sandwiches between the Spicer part and the t-case output plate.
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I have an AA SYE, but I have a yoke and not the plate adapter piece....dang.
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what is that brake called... slip yoke eliminator disc.lol seriously though. is that thing legal to use and not have brakes on the rear axle. anyone got a link to the site that sells them. I am going to be doing a 8.8 swap and that looks interesting
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what is that brake called... slip yoke eliminator disc.lol seriously though. is that thing legal to use and not have brakes on the rear axle. anyone got a link to the site that sells them. I am going to be doing a 8.8 swap and that looks interesting
Legal? It works better than what it replaced. Look at all the other things we do to these trucks that could have more grave consequences, and we never question legality. I can tell you that I can full press the Jeep parking brake pedal and fully stop my Jeep idling in 1st gear low range (with 4:1 and 4.88). That's pretty hard to do with regular brakes. Here is the link to the kit I used.
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here is some pictures i am not sure if i should move the bracket and weld it back on or to make a spacer to go between the washer and the bracket that connects the two rear cables to the single cable.

http://cid-203b2d7947c52599.skydrive...00%7C_0459.JPG

http://cid-203b2d7947c52599.skydrive...00%7C_0460.JPG
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here is some pictures i am not sure if i should move the bracket and weld it back on or to make a spacer to go between the washer and the bracket that connects the two rear cables to the single cable.

http://cid-203b2d7947c52599.skydrive...00%7C_0459.JPG

http://cid-203b2d7947c52599.skydrive...00%7C_0460.JPG
you could snip those 2 cables and put new ends on. that would be simple enough
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you could snip those 2 cables and put new ends on. that would be simple enough
You could never put ends on well enough as those are on, not for the pressures involved. I would put a tubing sleeve a few inches long behind the nut on the main cable.
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