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Unread 03-25-2011, 11:17 AM   #31
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My 8.8 (4.88 LSD) before going in.

No wheeling shots with the new axle yet, and I am still on 33s

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Unread 03-25-2011, 02:48 PM   #32
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Ordering mine from ECGS since I don't have access to a welder for the brackets.... I've heard nothing but great things about the company, so hopefully that will go smoothly!
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:12 PM   #33
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what are you guys spending on putting these together? 250 for mount, 200-300 for axle?, around how much would a hop charge to mount these brackets on?
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #34
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I paid 900 for an 8.8, 4.88, LSD, TJ brackets AND a LPD30,4.88 off of CL
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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:16 PM   #35
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Can someone explain the differences in a Ford 8.8, a Dana 44, and a Dana 60?

Are there certain levels of durability to each. I understand a Dana 60 is more durable than a 44 but where does the 8.8 come in on the scale of toughness?
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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #36
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Runnin 35 x 14.50 boggers
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Unread 03-25-2011, 09:50 PM   #37
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Can someone explain the differences in a Ford 8.8, a Dana 44, and a Dana 60?

Are there certain levels of durability to each. I understand a Dana 60 is more durable than a 44 but where does the 8.8 come in on the scale of toughness?
here is some info on the strength
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=371713

ford 8.8 is way cheaper than d44 or d60 and still has the same lug nut pattern as your d35 and d30.

The axle shaft strength tested by Warn IndPosted on jeepsunlimited.com)
F8.8= 6,500 (lb. ft.)
D44= 4,600-5,000 (lb. ft.)
D35C= 4,000-4,300 (lb. ft.)

And from my reading from Crawl magazine, if you get the super 88 kit it will increase the strength by 44% and make the 8.8 into d60 country as far as shafts go.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 09:51 PM   #38
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Runnin 35 x 14.50 boggers
that thing looks sick. more pics would be great
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Unread 03-25-2011, 10:00 PM   #39
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what are you guys spending on putting these together? 250 for mount, 200-300 for axle?, around how much would a hop charge to mount these brackets on?
You can find 8.8s for as low as $100 depending on where you are in the country. Check out www.car-part.com for your local inventory and junk yard supplies. Brackets can be $250-350 depending on where you get them (M.O.R.E. , East Coast Gear Supply, others etc) and then I'd assume a shop would be a hundred or two depending on if you know the welder. The axle needs some grinding done to get the stock mounts off before anything can be done to put TJ brackets. It may be easier to buy a pre-built one, check out East Coast Gear Supply's 8.8 bolt ins.

http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/c-916...ssemblies.html
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Unread 03-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #40
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Here's mine. I'm running a 8.8 4.10 LSD off a 1998 Explorer. I don't really wheel too extreme, but I couldn't put money into the turdy 5 when it came time for a regear. I am runing adjustable rear uppers, a sye and cv drive shaft and front and rear adj. track bars all on a 4" Pro Comp lift and Rancho 9000's that were on the Jeep when I got it. I'm getting there, my next project is to repaint my flares and build some custom bumpers soon.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 09:43 AM   #41
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and build some custom bumpers soon.
If this is a recent pic, ditch the bumper floaties! 3 or 4 torx screws per side, and it looks so much cleaner without them!
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Unread 03-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #42
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that thing looks sick. more pics would be great
Thanks, I just put the boggers on, thats the only pic I have with them. I'll try to get some more this weekend.
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Unread 04-03-2011, 09:58 PM   #43
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If this is a recent pic, ditch the bumper floaties! 3 or 4 torx screws per side, and it looks so much cleaner without them!
Yeah, I agree. I actually removed them about a month ago. Pic is from last summer.
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Unread 04-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #44
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Thanks, I just put the boggers on, thats the only pic I have with them. I'll try to get some more this weekend.

I agree. Your Jeep looks freakin mean!
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Unread 04-03-2011, 10:11 PM   #45
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IMHO this is the best deal on a complete install solution.

http://www.knowwhere2jeep.com/know-w...ler-tj-lj.html

Wish I found it before I bought my brackets!
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