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Unread 01-24-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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time to swap

Went to Golers Gulch today and everything went well untill I was stomping threw water/mud puddels. All Of a sudden "Wham bang BAM" busted a U Joint at the rear axle (Dana35). Not so bad, I was 1/4 mile from HWY14 and was able to wire up the shaft and creep down the HWY in 4wheel drive(front only) untill my shaft fell out, not to worry nothing was hurt I was on the shoulder so it landed in the sand. I ended up calling a buddy and having him bring me out a Ujoint and hour and a half later it was fixed and I was on my way back to town. Went stright to the parts store bought two new joints and put them in my parts box in the back of the jeep. This brings me to the subject at hand. I have read and reread every post about 8.8's that there is. I have a 8.8 sitting in the garage waiting to be finished and put under the YJ. I want a Detroit but I am looking into a full spool. I live in the desert and it only gets driven to work about 8 miles away and back. Then there is the SYE and drive shaft, I am planning on a Tom Woods shaft and SYE kit. Is this a good deal or should I be looking else where? Then there is the rebuild kit, should I replace all the bearings and all hardwear? I am ready to get the 8.8 out of my garage and the D35 out of my Jeep. ANy help will help.

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Unread 01-24-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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Lots of questions packed in there.

8.8 good
SYE good
Tom Woods good (might want to do the xj front shaft cut down for rear, though)
Detroit good
spool not good for dd
t/c rebuild depends on condition and mileage of t/c; I replaced my chain and fork pads, although they still seemed okay
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Unread 01-24-2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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Which SYE?

What is the "xj front shaft cut down for rear"

I am planing on rebuilding the t/c when I do the SYE.

Spool over Detroit for offroad?
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Unread 01-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Which SYE?

What is the "xj front shaft cut down for rear"

I am planing on rebuilding the t/c when I do the SYE.

Spool over Detroit for offroad?
I went with an AA Sye and cut down an xj shaft. A search should give some tips on the xj shaft. I would not use a spool on the road, especially if you're driving 8 miles. By the way, there is no comparison between a spool and detroit. Detroit is a full carrier replacement, which means professional set up. If you want a cheap locker with road manners then get an aussie lunchbox.

If you're going to rebuild the t/c, then do not forget the chain and forks pads in the budget.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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I like the reports on the aussie, they seam to be a great bang for the buck.

Where would be the best place to order from?
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Unread 01-24-2010, 11:46 PM   #6
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You can install the 8.8 and still use the same driveshaft that you used with the dana 35. You will need a adapther to the 8.8 flange. A sye would be nice, but if you are not lifted to much, not necessary.
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Unread 01-25-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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I am lifted 5-6 inches on 33's(soon to be 35's) but that is not the reason I want the SYE. I want it becuase when I bust a ujoint and dont have a replacement or worst tear up a drive shaft, I can remove it and still make it home in front wheel drive with out loosing all my fluid.

Does anybody have a link to the xj drive shaft convertion? My searchfoo is not up to par today.
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Unread 01-25-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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You just have to get a front xj front drive shaft ($40-50 or less from a junk yard) and have it cut down to fit the have a double cardine u joints on one end. Here is the only problem is finding a drive shaft shop to do the cutting and balancing.
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Unread 01-25-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
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I am going to order the locker this week, but I am still strugling with which one. Spool/Aussie/Detriot- Spool upside- price, downside- daily driver. Detriot upside- bullet proof, downside- price. Aussie upside-price/durability downside- stock carrier.

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Unread 01-25-2010, 04:33 PM   #10
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Every Jeep emergency box should have one of these, even if you have an SYE. You can help a buddy that doesn't.
Mine is in the back of my son's t-case right now sitting on my garage floor. No leaks at all...

Cheap too!
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Unread 01-25-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
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That is a GREAT idea and I will have one in the jeep from now on.
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Unread 01-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #12
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That is a GREAT idea and I will have one in the jeep from now on.

They make great Christmas gifts for all your Jeep friends!
Buy in bulk and save!
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