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Unread 10-21-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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yj 8.8 swap

i though somone might be able to use this to help them out with there swap so he is the link to it. there are some decent pics

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Unread 10-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Did you lose any noticeable height with remaining SUA? Been contemplating this recently, but haven't ever seen anyone remain SUA with an 8.8 before so...
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Unread 10-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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I did the swap and stayed sua. I didnt notice much with the height but the rear always sat a little higher on mine so if anything it helped level it.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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Dont do this. Sending all the current though the bearings. And pouring all the oil on the floor.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Did you lose any noticeable height with remaining SUA? Been contemplating this recently, but haven't ever seen anyone remain SUA with an 8.8 before so...
I kept mine SUA, and I was preparing to see a drop after I was done, but I was surprised to see no real difference, if anything I gained a slight bit of height, but I was using shims on the Dana35 before I yanked it out.....
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Dont do this. Sending all the current though the bearings. And pouring all the oil on the floor.
That's what I was wondering. Who the hell would ground to the diff?
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Unread 10-21-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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i didnt notice any height difrence ater it was done.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 05:27 PM   #8
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Did you lose any noticeable height with remaining SUA? Been contemplating this recently, but haven't ever seen anyone remain SUA with an 8.8 before so...
There are lots of us with 8.8s that are SUA.
As far as height loss... you have a half inch difference with the tube itself, (2.75 turdy5 vs. 3.25 8.8) plus shoulder height of the perch. Not all perch's are created equal... but anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 inch gain there. So basically, tube + perch, divided by two... so anywhere from 3/8 to 1/2" gain.
Whether that's noticeable or not would depend on your springs.



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yeah, i'm not a welder or anything, but i knew that putting the ground in there was sketchy. so was the pool of oil.

it's pretty cool that it got done in a night though.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #10
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i didnt weld it my buddy did and as for the gear oil we had a pan to catch the oil and we set it to drain and went in the house to eat and when we came back it was all over the place but o well it got cleaned up
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I kept mine SUA, and I was preparing to see a drop after I was done, but I was surprised to see no real difference, if anything I gained a slight bit of height, but I was using shims on the Dana35 before I yanked it out.....
This was my exact situation as well. There are so photos from my build thread of my 8.8 SUA.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/f...thread-881498/
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i didnt weld it my buddy did and as for the gear oil we had a pan to catch the oil and we set it to drain and went in the house to eat and when we came back it was all over the place but o well it got cleaned up
Hey I was not dogging ya out or anything. But If you notice any issues with bearing noise or a rough spot then you got a bearing roller that has a arch from the welding current. Only time you grab onto the ring gear bolts to weld is when you Lincoln lock it.

Funny thing about the oil spilling. I watched a guy change his oil in car and forget to put the plug back in. He even added a fancy can of Slick 50. It all poured out on the ground.... He was pissed.
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Unread 10-22-2009, 03:53 PM   #13
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lol i bet oil is a pain in the *** to clean up
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