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Unread 09-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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Unread 09-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #17
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I guess you missed the bit about having to ream the bore out and drill the holes right.

I used the 44a backing plate/dust shield and the cast mount/slide piece from the 8.8 because it had smaller divots.

Used the zj calipers, ebrake, rotor, etc.
oh. that must have been a pain in the butt. i kind of figured thats what you did after i put this post in. i'm lazy and my times worth more than making crap work. took me 20 mins to pull brake plates off a junkyard axle, and i grabbed side gears and spare shafts for pewps and giggles. you didn't post that in this thread though I'm sure you've posted it numerous times.

to OP, if you're NOT a handy fabricator (like myself) i'd look for the Ford stuff; its not that expensive and it'll all bolt together nicely.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
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My ZJ calipers worked on a 97 exploder 8.8. Rotors too
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Unread 02-04-2013, 08:11 AM   #19
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My ZJ calipers worked on a 97 exploder 8.8. Rotors too
I know this thread has been idle for a few months...but I just finally got mine 8.8 swapped in this past Saturday...

I was able to reuse my ZJ D35 Calipers, Rotors, & E-Brake Cables on the 8.8 from a 98 explorer. The 8.8 had some clip like things where the brake pads sit/slide...removed those because they wouldn't fit otherwise. And they were not on my D35, so figured it was a non essential and maybe only a smooth surface to allow sliding easier or just used for quieting any rattles. Eitherway, the pads do not touch there now, shouldn't be a problem, they fit, they work perfectly.

No need to replace the brakes on my 98 Limited.
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I know this thread has been idle for a few months...but I just finally got mine 8.8 swapped in this past Saturday...

I was able to reuse my ZJ D35 Calipers, Rotors, & E-Brake Cables on the 8.8 from a 98 explorer. The 8.8 had some clip like things where the brake pads sit/slide...removed those because they wouldn't fit otherwise. And they were not on my D35, so figured it was a non essential and maybe only a smooth surface to allow sliding easier or just used for quieting any rattles. Eitherway, the pads do not touch there now, shouldn't be a problem, they fit, they work perfectly.

No need to replace the brakes on my 98 Limited.
I didnt use the slider pieces on mine either.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #21
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You might as well just get new calipers anyway. At advance, the core is worth almost the same price of the caliper, so in the end you're really only spending 5 or 10 bucks for a new (reman) caliper that you don't have to modify.
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You might as well just get new calipers anyway. At advance, the core is worth almost the same price of the caliper, so in the end you're really only spending 5 or 10 bucks for a new (reman) caliper that you don't have to modify.
While this may be true, there was NO mods to mine. that's the whole point here...the ZJ calipers mounted right up. No need to bleed brakes or deal with anything.....unbolt then rebolt to the new axle and drive away.
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While this may be true, there was NO mods to mine. that's the whole point here...the ZJ calipers mounted right up. No need to bleed brakes or deal with anything.....unbolt then rebolt to the new axle and drive away.
Yeah, thats you though. It seems as if some people can swap theirs no problem, and others cant get them to work, like johnnyzj.
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Maybe there is something that changed from the years of the jeep D35....not sure....most I've seen looks like the 96-98 D35 seems to bolt right up to the 96-98 explorer 8.8

Thank God I got lucky is all i can say.
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if the 8.8 is stronger why do you need that big truss on the axle. I have the 8.8 under mine and the brakes that I just put on my 35 fit on the 8.8.
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if the 8.8 is stronger why do you need that big truss on the axle. I have the 8.8 under mine and the brakes that I just put on my 35 fit on the 8.8.
You gotta have brackets on the axle anyways and when I researched it, it was worth the little bit extra money for the complete truss.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #27
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My Dana 35 rotors and calipers were a direct fit
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Unread 02-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #28
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You gotta have brackets on the axle anyways and when I researched it, it was worth the little bit extra money for the complete truss.
Exactly what he said...I got one of the first runs of the Artec kit, and it was within $20 of the IRO bracket kit. Had I not received the huge discount, or just gotten lucky to find it, I would have went with a regular bracket kit and welded the tubes and called it good. Now this way, if I decided to get stupid later in life I know there's no way I will worry with that axle. It was just too good of a deal to pass up at the time....but if I had to buy them at this point I wouldn't have gone with the truss just because of money.
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