The actual 8.8 acceptable specs are from 8 to 15, however I haven't set a 8.8 past 8 yet. however I did say if the ring gear has a specific bl # put on it then adjust it to that.
Also on a off-road use vehicle that is going to put load and unload issues on the gear you really don't want a bl beyond 10
1995 Jeep gc ltd, 2005 Jeep gc ltd , 71 Dart, 73 RR 440-6pk, 78 Mag GT, 85 Power Ram W-350, 92 Daytona, 99 Dakota, 08 Ram 2500
Less than 8 is like playing with half a deck
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