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post #1 of 4 Old 06-23-2002, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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has anyone ever installed a ford 8.8 in a cj7

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-23-2002, 07:54 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by jepthng1:
<strong>has anyone ever installed a ford 8.8 in a cj7</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Why would someone want to do that? It is far weaker than the AMC 20 (8.875") that the Jeep came with. The only advantage I can think of is added width and possibly disk brakes.


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Actually that swap is fairly common. And it is a great way to go if you don't feel like spending the money to beaf up the 20. The disc brakes are the single biggest advantage. I think the only thing you really need to worry about is the different u-joint but I could be mistaken on that.

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Not much money is required to beef up an AMC 20. One-Piece axles is the mod that gets you almost there, if you really need more, you replace the axle tubes. Not much work when you compare to swapping in an 8.8 with the necessary mods.
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