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Unread 12-19-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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chevy 350 and 36''s

ok so i'm planning my lift for the YJ and i am worried that when i go to 35 or 36'' tires w/ the chevy 350 that my 8.8 will explode quite easily... am i correct in assuming this??? what rearend should i use?? d60?? also what front end would i have to slide under there?? would a d44 be enough or no... i need lots of info boys help me out

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Unread 12-19-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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I've seen a couple of my buddies abuse their 8.8s with 35" tires quite regularly with minimal problems. One of them did break his companion flange at Tellico and he also grenaded the carrier on another run but he hammers down pretty hard. I'd just run it till it breaks and then upgrade to a D60. A front D44 should hold up pretty well with 35s. I had no problem (before I went to a D60) with mine and 35s. That was with a 350/NP435/D300 and a heavy foot. Might wanna go with alloy axles and tougher aftermarket ujoints. If you install them before breaking the stock stuff, you can have the stockers as spares..
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Unread 12-19-2005, 10:20 PM   #3
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thank u sir.. i was hoping you would be the one to answer me on this one btw i envy the lime
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Unread 12-20-2005, 05:26 AM   #4
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Thank you.. now you just have to envy my credit card bills
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Unread 12-20-2005, 07:42 PM   #5
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Mike, that 8.8 will take a LOT more than you think. Seems that the common failure of the 8.8 is the carrier. Go for a full Detroit or ARB and this problem has been solved

Also, smart lines will get you further than HP!
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Unread 12-20-2005, 11:55 PM   #6
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yea but smart lines are usually boring.. just like at paragon i knew i didnt have to go in that ditch but i did anyway to make things interesting..... my only problem with taking the more "challenging" lines is my rig is usually not capable enough of doing what i want it to do so i need a really good spotter to get me out of the crap i just got myself in ...... speaking of paragon... Tim- what ya doin the weekend of Jan. 28th?
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Just because the line someone picked was a smart one, doesn't mean it wasn't challenging or hard

Mike, I wish I could come to the winter run, however, I'm in the middle of prepping for both axle swaps and some other upgrades, I'm not sure I can get away
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Unread 12-22-2005, 11:29 PM   #8
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...just kiddin man if i break anything this run (which i will) i probavly wont be able to go on another trip till mid spring..... hey whatever happeneed to that t-case i got to you??
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Going in next week! Just finished cleaning it up after the tear down and reassembly. I just need to get a new rear out-put seal.
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