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post #1 of 51 Old 12-15-2008, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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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

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


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post #2 of 51 Old 12-15-2008, 05:15 PM
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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.

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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.

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super 35 - $500

8.8 - $1300

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

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

Or is somebody going to sell you one they no longer need?
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1300 for an 8.8?!?!?!? someone is feeding you some bull

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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.


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

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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?

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1300 for an 8.8 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

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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.

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1300 for an 8.8 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

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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.

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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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