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
All new bearings and seals.
Rebuilt limited slip, new clutch packs.
New 4:56 ring & pinion installed.
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.