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post #1 of 7 Old 12-06-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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8.8 brake options

hey, picking up an 8.8 with drums on it.

just wondering, will my discs from my D35 work? if not, will the backing plates from a junkyard 8.8 work? (and perhaps use pads/rotors from my D35)

just throwin ideas out there.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-07-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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gonna hit the JY this weekend and grab some 8.8 backing plates and caliper mounts. we'll see if the stock jeep stuff works or not.

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I've never done that particular swap (as you well know haha) but I seem to remember reading that the backing plate bolt pattern was the same on 8.8s and D35s, making the discs a direct swap.

Of course, I also figure you've got enough D35 parts kicking around to check that theory, eh?

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gonna hit the JY this weekend and grab some 8.8 backing plates and caliper mounts. we'll see if the stock jeep stuff works or not.
Post back up if they do. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a free 8.8 that's drums. With the prices that JY's around here want for axles, I'd be willing to bet I could come in under that price for the conversion.
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Is the ABS going to work right with the conversion?

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I've never done that particular swap (as you well know haha) but I seem to remember reading that the backing plate bolt pattern was the same on 8.8s and D35s, making the discs a direct swap.

Of course, I also figure you've got enough D35 parts kicking around to check that theory, eh?
they are "close" requires egging out a couple holes and opening up the id of the whole plate.
i put 44a backing plates, calipers, and rotors on mine because the 8.8 stuff was too rusty to reuse.
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Is the ABS going to work right with the conversion?
short version. it takes a lot of extra work.
you can wire in the 8.8 sensor and grind every other tab off the reluctor ring on the carrier. but zj abs is next to worthless so it's definitely not something i'd put effort into.

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they are "close" requires egging out a couple holes and opening up the id of the whole plate.
i put 44a backing plates, calipers, and rotors on mine because the 8.8 stuff was too rusty to reuse.


short version. it takes a lot of extra work.
you can wire in the 8.8 sensor and grind every other tab off the reluctor ring on the carrier. but zj abs is next to worthless so it's definitely not something i'd put effort into.
i've got enough ZJ axles Trev u know it! a 44a here, a couple 35s, maybe an 8.8 lol


i think i might try finding the backing plates off a 95 and up exploder; IF i can find an exploder with the right setup thats not rusted to pewp. worst case scenario is it doesn't work, i'm out 20$ and i bolt up the D44a stuff that we know fits.

thats for the heads up ratmonkey!

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