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Unread 03-22-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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ford 8.8 questions

I am sure it is on here somewhere. But can someone either tell me or direct me to the proper posting or site. I have a ford 8.8 out of a 94 explorer and want to put it in my 90 yj. Do they sell a kit or do I have to but just a new set of leaf perches. Will I need a new driveshaft? I know it is a drum rear end, and I am ready to hadle that til later. What all do I need to put this in my jeep?

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Unread 03-22-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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I would like info on this subject too. Finally think i killed the d 35.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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2nd this week i believe......
see on the bottom of the page, where it has page numbers?? go thru the pages, there will be @50 threads on the 8.8.
or foot the bill for membership and then you can just search, or maybe, even.............
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Unread 03-22-2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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Gotta agree with Martin, google is your friend, or just go through a couple of prior pages and you will find many threads on 8.8 installs.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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Some Links I have saved:
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=674123
http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/ford88.html
http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/ford88-red.html
http://jeep.off-road.com/jeep/articl....jsp?id=261419
http://www.madois.com/html/tech/ford88.html
http://www.geocities.com/yj3qtr_ton/88swap.html
Note, a kit probably won't have everything you need.
one of the available kits:
http://www.mountainoffroad.com/catal...20Hardware.htm
Searching will turn up a ton more info on this.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 06:28 PM   #6
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have a look here:

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Unread 03-22-2007, 10:41 PM   #7
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Read up on the links everyone posted. Here's a couple pics that might help since you've got a drum, as do I.

I saved the YJ e-brake coupler and lengthed it to fit because the 8.8 drum lines were shorter.


added some SS braided line to the 8.8 rubber flex line so it would reach the frame rail.


used JKS u-bolt plates, Warrior shock mounts, TKHfab diff. cover, and welded the tubes. U can also see the SYE/CV in there.



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Did you guys do the gears yourself? I'm a little nervous about doing gears , but i dont want to pay a fortune to have it done for me.
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i had the gears done in the shop on mine. $250~ labor for the install.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 10:54 AM   #10
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i had the gears done in the shop on mine. $250~ labor for the install.
^^^That's $ well spent IMO.^^^
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Unread 03-23-2007, 11:20 AM   #11
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So I'm guessing around 700 bucks for the whole swap?
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Unread 03-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #12
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thanks for the pics. and the links
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So I'm guessing around 700 bucks for the whole swap?
  • $250 axle
  • $250 gear install
  • $200 gears and install kit
  • $30 brake line parts
  • $40 flange adapter
  • $100 wheel spacers
  • $700 ARB
it depends what you want to do with it.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 11:59 AM   #14
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  • $250 axle
  • $250 gear install
  • $200 gears and install kit
  • $30 brake line parts
  • $40 flange adapter
  • $100 wheel spacers
  • $700 ARB
it depends what you want to do with it.
I liked how you throw the ARB in there like it isn't an option.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 12:20 PM   #15
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I liked how you throw the ARB in there like it isn't an option.
well, there are lots of options.
that is just my point, you can do whatever you want with it.
mine for example has all of the above listed things+
  • shaved and plated
  • trussed
  • custom mounts
  • custom shock mounts
  • welded tubes
  • super 88 axles with c clip eliminator
  • bla bla bla.
what is the budget we are working with on these 8.8 installs?
what sort of pounding do you have in mind for it?

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