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frumpy 12-15-2008 03:50 PM

Super 35 vs 8.8 thread
 
I know this topic is has been beat to death but couldn't really find a good thread in the search :peaking:

I am starting to think about a super 35 kit for my rear axle. I was dead set against this but for under $500 I can get some thing that will handle a 35" tire. While I realize 8.8 would be the way to go, I currently don't have a garage or shop so all my work is done with my limited tools in my driveway (including no welder).

I am currently running 33's and with the addition of lockers and winch (coming this winter/spring) I am pretty set for what I wheel. 33-35 seems to be the norm around here and back home. If I ever did go bigger then 35s it would not be an 8.8

Anyone have any bad experience with the super 35 or thoughts to share

MLJeeper 12-15-2008 04:15 PM

While the super35 kit addresses the most common failure areas is certainly doesnt address them all. Its still got a small ring and pinion and the housings are very weak. If you do it, check the housing for straightness and truss it well if you want to give it any chance of survival.

Axl Jack 12-15-2008 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frumpy (Post 6180770)
I am starting to think about a super 35 kit for my rear axle. I was dead set against this but for under $500 I can get some thing that will handle a 35" tire. While I realize 8.8 would be the way to go, I currently don't have a garage or shop so all my work is done with my limited tools in my driveway (including no welder).

Take that $500 and keep saving up for the 8.8.... even if you have to pay a shop to weld the perches on and set the pinion angle for you.

frumpy 12-15-2008 05:49 PM

super 35 - $500

8.8 - $1300

axle - $200
gears and regear - $600(min)
brackets/welding/install $500

Joe Dillard 12-15-2008 05:58 PM

Is some company now selling new S35's for ~$500?

Or is somebody going to sell you one they no longer need?

jeepin1995 12-15-2008 06:06 PM

1300 for an 8.8?!?!?!? someone is feeding you some bull

Mean Max 12-15-2008 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frumpy (Post 6181510)
brackets/welding/install $500

Spring perches & shock mounts for the 8.8 can be had for less than $100.

With 35's, you will have to have enough lift for a SYE/CV driveshaft, so bolt the 8.8 in & set the pinion angle without welding the perches & drive it s-l-o-w-l-y to a local weld shop to have them welded up with just the front driveshaft installed. That's what I did, it cost $40 bucks for the welding job.

frumpy 12-15-2008 06:14 PM

I'm running 33's, when I go to 35s it will be body lift and belly up.

frumpy 12-15-2008 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepin1995 (Post 6181610)
1300 for an 8.8?!?!?!? someone is feeding you some bull

care to show me where I can get one cheaper? Cnd money and shipped/installed?

Goobersbro 12-15-2008 06:19 PM

rofl
 
1300 for an 8.8:rofl::rofl: with a super 88 kit, 4.56 gears, a locker, and a c clip eleminator kit, maybe you could spend that much if it had all of that lol

builder 12-15-2008 06:21 PM

1300 for that seems right. I bet I sunk that in mine with all the brakes and the gears with install. I say put the super 35 in and let every one know how it holds up. But the truss sounds like a wise idea.

96greenxjjeep 12-15-2008 06:43 PM

what about this
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Superior-...t_pn=SAGEV35JP

frumpy 12-15-2008 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goobersbro (Post 6181691)
1300 for an 8.8:rofl::rofl: with a super 88 kit, 4.56 gears, a locker, and a c clip eleminator kit, maybe you could spend that much if it had all of that lol

So, if you're such a pro how much for a BOLT IN 8.8 with regear

dukegnarley 12-15-2008 07:18 PM

according to your profile, you've got 3.73 gears. I'm pretty sure most explorer 8.8s are 3.73. so that would knock off the regearing cost.

Goobersbro 12-15-2008 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frumpy (Post 6182104)
So, if you're such a pro how much for a BOLT IN 8.8 with regear

uhm i dont believe they sell bolt on ones unless you buy off another jeep its called you go to junk yard find one buy stuff for it take to shop have them weld for cheap


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