post #1 of Old 05-22-2012, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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TJ Ford 8.8 conversion bolt-on problem.

I am having a bit of an issue with my new 8.8 install. She was a junkyard jewel and I had her re-geared with 4.56's and an Aussie locker. I purchased the bracket kit through Knowwhere2Jeep.com which is basically a pre-packaged kit which combines a M.O.R.E. bracket kit, solid diff cover, and the ZJ brake lines kit from NAPA in one (actually lower price) box. I was reusing my stock bolts because the kit doesnt come with any (upper and lower control arms, lower shock bolts, and track bar). The problem I have run into is that the holes drilled in the kit are just very slightly larger than the stock bolts that were in my Dana 35.

Has anyone used this kit before and had the same problem or is this a normal thing when swapping in an 8.8 is you must get slightly larger bolts? My concern is for example if the original upper control arm bolts are 3/8" and the new ones need to be 1/2", will the 1/2" fit through the control arm? This is what I consider to be my first large upgrade im doing with the help of friends and am just fishing for details. Thanks to anyone who might be able to help .

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post #2 of Old 10-06-2012, 07:26 AM
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I'm doing the same swap from a dana 35, do you remember the measurements you used to mount all the brackets? and the grey looks good, i was gonna paint it black, but that looks really good IMO
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post #3 of Old 10-06-2012, 08:15 AM
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I would just use a drill. make it work.

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post #4 of Old 10-06-2012, 08:34 AM
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I would just use a drill. make it work.
And what would you drill out? His problem is the mount holes are bigger than the control arm bolts.

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post #5 of Old 10-06-2012, 06:57 PM
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Then use bigger bolts make it work, sleave it, make it work Your a Jeeper now.

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