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post #1 of 19 Old 02-13-2014, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Installed Ford 8.8 in my 95 YJ

So I bit the bullet and replaced my Dana 35 with a Ford 8.8, After doing a lot of research on line and at local junk yards, I decided to buy mine from East Coast Gear in North Carolina. This company is top notch, they do all the research for you. You can go to thier website and create a complete build sheet for the 8.8 which includes pricing. They build each one to your specifications. So it finally arrived, packaged nicely and sent by motor freight. I was impressed with thier work, axle tubes welded, spring perches welded in place to the correct angle for my size lift, brake lines ran and terminated at the calipers. I had all new bearings and gears installed (4.56) new calipers, rotors, pads, new emergency brake cables to convert from Jeep to Ford ebrake, spring plates and ubolts. Further research of the new parts they installed revealed the prices for the parts to the customer were at wholesale prices and the install labor was very cheap. Here are some photos

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post #2 of 19 Old 02-13-2014, 01:58 PM
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Very pretty!

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post #4 of 19 Old 02-13-2014, 02:22 PM
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post #5 of 19 Old 02-13-2014, 02:49 PM
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-13-2014, 03:35 PM
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Arms and Legs. Lots of them.
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post #7 of 19 Old 02-14-2014, 03:24 AM
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First born is 32. He is worn out, gladly trade him in!!
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-14-2014, 03:26 AM
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Thanks for the info.
This is the route I will likely take if/when the 35 in my daughters TJ ever takes a dump.
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post #9 of 19 Old 02-16-2014, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Cost, $1500.00
Ingredients.
All new bearings and seals.
Rebuilt limited slip, new clutch packs.
New 4:56 ring & pinion installed.
New rotors.
New calipers
New brake pads & e brake
New brake lines and hoses, terminated at calipers.
New U bolts and spring plates
New 1330 forged steel yoke
New emergency brake cable to connect to YJ linkage.
Spring perches welded to correct angle for my lift size (4")
Axle tubes welded.
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post #10 of 19 Old 02-16-2014, 07:56 AM
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Looks good. Not a bad price. Makes for one easy install.
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post #11 of 19 Old 02-16-2014, 01:45 PM
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I am almost finished with my 8.8. Mine cost a lot less by doing it myself and am proud that I did it myself but looks nowhere near as neat and clean as yours. Awesome!!

'87 reg. historic, 2" bds springs, 1" boom shackles, 1" daystar BL, 31" Intereco trxus, Crager soft 8's, steel braided brake extensions, monsta liner
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post #12 of 19 Old 02-16-2014, 01:48 PM
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$1500 for that isn't bad at all. Looks great. No locker though?
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post #13 of 19 Old 02-17-2014, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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No I went limited slip since i have a locker up front.
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post #14 of 19 Old 02-17-2014, 06:09 AM
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Very nice indeed. How is it working so far? With how many miles?
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-17-2014, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ive got about a 1000 hwy miles on it now and its perfect. Took it to Ocala Forest last week to check it out off road in rock and mud, functions perfect.
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