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?
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Black w/ Spice Sahara Interior & Black Soft top.
Is my first Jeep!
[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/98-tj-black-moon-rising-going-slow-one-1176137/"]My "build?" thread.[/URL]
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.
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.
'97 TJ Sport
33x10.5 KM2, 8.8 LSD w/discs and RHM bracket kit, HP D30 w/homemade diff armour, 4.10 gears, 2.5" junk yard lift, Rusty's 1" BL/MML, AA SYE/CV Shaft, XRC Sliders, V8 ZJ steering, CB, GPS, some other crap.
Buy it then build it, or buy it built and end up tearing it apart and building it anyway. Which one do you think is easier?