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 .
Last edited by skyjackedjeep; 05-22-2012 at 08:24 AM..
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