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Unread 02-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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quik 8.8 question

i plan on doing a rear axle swap from the D35 to an 8.8. If i were to swap it with the stock springs now and then lift the car later, would i have to re adjust the driveline angle. would it not mater at all or should i just do the axle swap and the lift all at once. I want to do a SYE and a CV drive shaft with the axle, and a OME 2.5 lift

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Unread 02-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Yes the angle will be different, you can use shims to deal with that, but personally I prefer to do everything at once so I'd wait.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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I would wait and also plan on a SYE while your at it. Remove the wedges on your springs before you set your pinion angle.
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Yep. Do it all at once.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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Trust me when I say this: Do it all right the first time; do it all at once.


If you are hellbent on doing something, than do a SYE first. Then move into installing lift and swappin rears. The sye won't change, but the rear end geometry will.

Just my $.02
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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:09 PM   #6
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It will cost more up front but if you can just do it all at once. I would order my Sye, lift, 8.8, ubolts, spring perches (if you can't reuse the 8.8s) shock mounts, shocks, emergency brake cables (some guys reuse the stock ones, I went with mores, pricey but a very nice set and it allows for lift.

Get everything installed (minus welding the perches) add some weight to the rear and jump in the back to settle the springs.

Measure for a cv driveshaft and order.

Install shaft and double check your pinion angle before welding perches.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 04:03 AM   #7
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I went through a similar situation with my current YJ. I've had my 8.8 for several months, but have held off installing it until I had all my suspension components and SYE. It will make setting the perches a one time deal, and I won't have to worry with shims to get the angle correct.

Like others have mentioned, its much easier to simply do it all once.
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Another vote for doing it all at once! Cutting, and rewelding the perch's is not fun. If You were thinking about using shims to correct the pinion angle later, just remember, you will loose the thickness of the shims in lift! It's not much, but Your already looseing lift cause the bigger axle tube on the 8.8.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #9
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alright i guess ill do it all at once, thank for the advice, i found a good deal on a 8.8 and i guess ill rebuild it while i save up for everything for a lift, Thanks again
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As stated by everyone else; its only to save you from future a$$ pain. No sense in doing the perches more than once, buying u bolts twice, buying a custom length driveshaft 2 times......

Plan ahead, choose all your parts, buy them and get them on hand, get all your tools and troubleshoot everything. This way, it minimizes surprises. Then, grab a few buddies, a couple cases of beer and some Domino's coupons and hit it hard over a weekend.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #11
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As stated by everyone else; its only to save you from future a$$ pain. No sense in doing the perches more than once, buying u bolts twice, buying a custom length driveshaft 2 times......

Plan ahead, choose all your parts, buy them and get them on hand, get all your tools and troubleshoot everything. This way, it minimizes surprises. Then, grab a few buddies, a couple cases of beer and some Domino's coupons and hit it hard over a weekend.
haha i like your thinking
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