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post #1 of 3 Old 11-29-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap 8.8/30 axle swap! TJ

Specs:
1997 jeep TJ
4cly 5spd
33" tires
Stock Dana 30
Stock plus locker Dana 35

What's going in:
Rear end: all for 200$
Ford 8.8
4.88 gears
Spartan locker
Adjustable track bar
Adjustable upper and lower control arms
New shocks
Solid diff cover
Disc brakes w/e brake cables

Front: all for 200$
Dana 30
Aussie lockers
4.88 gears
Adjustable lower control arms
New shocks
Thicker steering arms
Solid diff cover

Drive train upgrades:
4inch lift only 60$
Rugged ridge SYE
Adams off road CV drive shaft with 8.8 flange

After debating for a year to regear my Dana 35. I decides it just wasn't worth it as most already have. I picked up the built 8.8 and 30 with all the parts listed above( except drive train parts) for ONLY 400$ from a friend. I picked up the drive shaft full set of spare axles shafts and sway bar discos from the same friend for 250$. I sold my Dana 30/35 on Craigslist for 280$, stock steering for 60$. I have a free set of rear lift springs already And picked up some front lift springs for 60$ on craigslist. At this point I'm in the hole set up so far for 400$. I just ordered my SYE kit from amazon yesterday for 160$. Bringing grand total spent to 560$. As it sits right now I'm waiting on my SYE to come in an my rear brake hose to complete tying in the brakes.

Before how it sat
Attachment 552402



New 8.8 rear end

Attachment 552442

New Dana 30

Attachment 552450

How it sits now!

Attachment 552410

Out with the old
Attachment 552426

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-29-2013, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Specs: 1997 jeep TJ 4cly 5spd 33" tires Stock Dana 30 Stock plus locker Dana 35 What's going in: Rear end: all for 200$ Ford 8.8 4.88 gears Spartan locker Adjustable track bar Adjustable upper and lower control arms New shocks Solid diff cover Disc brakes w/e brake cables Front: all for 200$ Dana 30 Aussie lockers 4.88 gears Adjustable lower control arms New shocks Thicker steering arms Solid diff cover Drive train upgrades: 4inch lift only 60$ Rugged ridge SYE Adams off road CV drive shaft with 8.8 flange After debating for a year to regear my Dana 35. I decides it just wasn't worth it as most already have. I picked up the built 8.8 and 30 with all the parts listed above( except drive train parts) for ONLY 400$ from a friend. I picked up the drive shaft full set of spare axles shafts and sway bar discos from the same friend for 250$. I sold my Dana 30/35 on Craigslist for 280$, stock steering for 60$. I have a free set of rear lift springs already And picked up some front lift springs for 60$ on craigslist. At this point I'm in the hole set up so far for 400$. I just ordered my SYE kit from amazon yesterday for 160$. Bringing grand total spent to 560$. As it sits right now I'm waiting on my SYE to come in an my rear brake hose to complete tying in the brakes. Before how it sat Attachment 552402 New 8.8 rear end Attachment 552442 New Dana 30 Attachment 552450 How it sits now! Attachment 552410 Out with the old Attachment 552426
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