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post #16 of 17 Old 04-21-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
tj98
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1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
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Got the 8.8 under the Jeep finally, took two Saturdays. No problems with the install, I'm just slow and double checked everything.

With the East Coast Gear Supply brackets the 8.8 fits under the Jeep just like Ford intended it to. :mrgreen:



To bad you won't be able to see this under my stock height Jeep.

One clearance issue is the track bar mount, the rearend came with this bracket that has three holes in it. With my longest jackstand fully extended under the bracket and the right tire on the ground I'm 3/4" from hitting the bumpstop, the trackbar bracket is 1" from hitting the tub. I'm probably going to let it self clearance. If it causes a problem I'll cut a hole in the tub and build a tub for it.



I do have some driveline vibes under acceleration. From 20 - 40 mph it shakes pretty hard, light acceleration or steady state it isn't to bad. After 40 it smoothes out. I still plan to do a tummy tuck, sye, 1" BL and adjustable upper control arms next year. That should solve the vibes permanently, any suggestions for a short term patch?



The 8.8 has a longer pinion snout (?) than the D35 and is also offset 2.5" to the passenger side. It has a stock Jeep pinion angle.


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post #17 of 17 Old 05-10-2014, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Sold. My son got a JK. I'm taking his 99 TJ.

4.0 Auto and A/C!

Oh and I kept the 8.8

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