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Unread 10-21-2011, 07:02 AM   #1
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Need some advice on puttin 8.8 in jeep

I have a 2000 tj with 4" short arm lift. I plan on putting an 8.8 in the rear and am not sure best way to go about it because of the plans i have for the jeep. I wanna do a 6" long arm. I plan on putting the 8.8 on now but I dont know what to pinion angle to have the brackets welded b/c I believe they are different for s/a and l/a. Plz correct me if im wrong. I plan on installing the 8.8 b4 i put in jb super short sye kit so i know i'll need adj. upper c/a. So i guess what im trying to say is would it be ok to get the brackets welded on and set up for the 6" l/a and use adj. control arms to set the pinion angle for the s/a 4" lift for now. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 10-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Just a quick thought I dont want this to turn into "don't get a 6" lift get a 4" and put tube fenders with a BL" and blah blah blah. I'm getting it b/c I want it. Sorry if I sound a little like an ******* but I get tired of reading posts and they turn into an argument about something that doesnt answer the op's question. Thanks for the understanding
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Unread 10-21-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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^ What he said.

Orient the new control arm brackets the same as the stock brackets and then dial in the pinion angle by adjusting the control arms. Rotate the spring buckets a little bit (maybe 5 degrees) from stock so that the springs are vertical. They don't need to be perfect.
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Unread 10-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #4
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Will i be able to dial it in with aca b/c i believe there is a 5degreee difference between cv and non-cv. Would that setup ur talking about work for the long arm too.
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