post #31 of Old 08-05-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=Sungard;9908119]out of curiosity. please pardon my ignorance but, what you do with the front axle? is it only swapping the rear with ford 8.8 or you do something with the front end?

well im either getting a 4.10 dana 30 front axle or i am searching for a high pinion dana 44 to throw under there. Im starting with the rear. For one im runnning 35's and two, Im a college student with a child on a budget..


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post #32 of Old 08-06-2010, 04:56 PM
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Im a college student with a child on a budget..
See, education is a good thing! Without college, mikey wouldn't have known to keep that child on a budget! The child would spend everything mikey earned. Instead, mikey has money to spend on the Jeep!

Wrenching isn't the problem, it's the brains attached to the hands...unfortunately, I'm lacking some of the former so that's why I'm asking you guys!!

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I used my stock drive shaft.
I used all the exploder stock brake lines/hoses with no issue.
I used my yj stock ebrake cables

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I did the same thing (per the jedi method), but I eventually went to the sye.
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anything under 200 is a great deal.

You'll want to get a flange adapter that uses 1310 u joints, and bolts to the 8.8 pinion flange. Dana/Spicer part number 2-2-1379. Yes 1330/1310 hybrid u joints are available but I think a one time $30 flange that lets you run normal 1310 joints is worth it.

The diff cover is incredibly thin sheet metal, so plan on getting a beefier one.

I have the 8.8 in the garage right now, so can't comment on installation. Paid 150 with no gears (need 4.88's anyways) and LSD carrier (wanted open for lock-right /aussie, owell.)

If anyone wants to trade and LSD carrier for an open lemme know
Actually, he has a 94 plus looks like he even upgraded to a 98 t/c n shaft, so he'll be fine with the exploders 1330 flange. No hybrid u-joint needed.

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i wasnt going to weld them on 9/16 of an inch over i was just saying when i weld them on they get welded on 9/16 of an inch over towards my pumpkin.. and the shock mounts im thinking i could just weld them after i get the rear in...
You want to move the perches away from the pumpkin.
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i wasnt going to weld them on 9/16 of an inch over i was just saying when i weld them on they get welded on 9/16 of an inch over towards my pumpkin.. and the shock mounts im thinking i could just weld them after i get the rear in...
no, no, no... the measurement goes "outboard" of the fac. perch positions. I hope you marked it that way before cutting. if not, then you'll have to move them back outward 1 1/8".



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do you know wht spline count it is?
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hey timatoe did you have to lengthen or shorten any of the cables?
Sorry, I just saw this. No, I used the Ford factory cables with no modification other than the one that was looped over the bracket.

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See, education is a good thing! Without college, mikey wouldn't have known to keep that child on a budget! The child would spend everything mikey earned. Instead, mikey has money to spend on the Jeep!
Lol well luckily its not even a year yet! but for now i put some money aside for me to play with my toys lol and most of the money goes towards the heep lol
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no, no, no... the measurement goes "outboard" of the fac. perch positions. I hope you marked it that way before cutting. if not, then you'll have to move them back outward 1 1/8".



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Lol and actually i measured out towards the brakes but i got confused on the way someone typed something and asked again..
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