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Unread 02-13-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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Question for those with 8.8 rears

Hi All!
I am in the process of stuffing an 88 under the YJ. I have a question about the shafts. I've had my eye on the Yukon eliminator kit but is it really necessary? I don't really plan on beating the YJ too much. Probably Corral canyon would be the toughest it would see. I'm running 33s and will have a locker. With that in mind, would the stockers be plenty or should I go with Yukon or any other aftermarket for that matter. I just don't want to waste time and money here. Thanks in advance for the input. I'm sure there are millions of threads on this but I wanted some local input that knows the trails we have here.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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Carry spare shafts and see what happens. I haven't had any trouble in several years.
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Carry spare shafts and see what happens. I haven't had any trouble in several years.
Thanks Jeff. I'm guessing you still have the stockers. I know how you wheel. That's the information I was looking for.
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I kept bending stock shafts at the axle shaft flange, partially due to side loads. I slightly bent the ARB main crosspin as well due to sideloads.

Luckily, Blaine selected me as a Super 88 tester back when he was developing the kit for Superior. After the Super kit went in, it resolved all issues.
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Locked with an ARB on 35s with steel beadlocks. Never had an issue with the stock 8.8 shafts. The Dana 30 however is a different story.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 11:41 PM   #6
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I kept bending stock shafts at the axle shaft flange, partially due to side loads. I slightly bent the ARB main crosspin as well due to sideloads.

Luckily, Blaine selected me as a Super 88 tester back when he was developing the kit for Superior. After the Super kit went in, it resolved all issues.
I remember you talking about that super 88 which was why I was considering the Yukon kit. I like the idea of eliminating the c-clips plus the Yukon shafts are 4340. I think i'm going with a spare set of stockers and keep them handy.
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