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Unread 05-26-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Chrysler to Ford 8.8 axle swap?

I have a 92 4.0 Cherokee 2 WD with a very noisy Chrysler rear axle. I was watching Trucks on Spike and they said that the Ford 8.8 96 and later was a direct bolt up swap for the Cherokee but did not say whether it was for a Dana or Chrysler axle. Will the Ford 8,8 swap with the Chrysler axle?

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Unread 05-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have a 92 4.0 Cherokee 2 WD with a very noisy Chrysler rear axle. I was watching Trucks on Spike and they said that the Ford 8.8 96 and later was a direct bolt up swap for the Cherokee but did not say whether it was for a Dana or Chrysler axle. Will the Ford 8,8 swap with the Chrysler axle?
i don't recall them saying that in the episode. it will bolt up with some work. you'll need to cut off all of the old ford bracketry and get new u bolt plates and shock mounts welded on before it will bolt into an xj. and you'll need a flange adapter between the pinion and the drive shaft. not really bolt in. but not too much work
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yes, you will more than likely have to burn new perches on it.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 02:47 AM   #4
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well worth the work if you think you have the ability to do it
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Unread 05-29-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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They did bolt it up at first, but that was to check pinion angle and set everything up, they went back thru and burned the purches and shock mounts on.
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