Ok so I'm attempting to do an 8.8 swap and I thought id throw some pictures up for future reference here. I had been looking for a new rear axle for almost a year and after reading how many people said the 8.8 was a bad swap for a cj due tithe incorrect offset I strayed away from it. However you can pick up an 8.8 with 4.10's and LSD for like $150 $200 bucks so I figured I'd give it my best shot. I picked up my 8.8 for $300, it came with 4.10's LSD new calipers and disks, new brake lines, and all the mounting hardware and 1310 yoke. I spent the last week measuring up and making the jigs to cut down the 8.8 to stock width. Now the only difference between the Amc 20 and 8.8 offset is the Amc 20 is offset towards the drivers side 2" and the 8.8 is offset to the passenger side a considerable amount more. So when all is said and done instead of having a stock 2" offset I'll have a new 1" offset.
My new axle shafts should be in from mosure with the 5 x 5.5 bolt patern this Wednesday, so then all together I'll have a new axle in my jeep in one week. The goal of this project was to get 4.10's into my jeep for as cheap as possible.
8.8 - $300
Mosure axles - $392
Disc redrilled to 5 x 5.5 - $25
Cutting and welding axle tubs - done at home $0
4.10 gears for front - $255 with master install
New d 30 carrier - $75
Grand total - $1047
Now that's not too bad for an entire regear and a new axle.