so what is your grand total $$$ for this 8.8 swap up to?
I have never done a 8.8 swap, and after reading all the post the last couple of days on how much it cost to make a 8.8 work......... i will never do one, nor would I ever recommend it........lol. (I mean come on an axle out of an exploder?)
Another thing, just cus it has disc brakes..........doesn't make it a good axle. What holds the axle in on a disc brake 8.8? Is it still a c-clip? (I am just asking)
I agree that the 8.8 is not a good choice for a CJ, But a good budget axle for a YJ over the D35 joke.
It usually ends up around $1,000 including the $300- $400 cost of the 8.8, But does not include a new driveshaft if being replaced.
For that, You can buy a 1986 CJ D44 and it's a 100% direct bolt in swap.
Also, The Scout D44 is a great swap, And only needs a set of new perches.
Another option is buying a custom Currie 9" housing for $229 and scouring the junkyards for the center section.
Axles can go new or used and resplined.
Or if you can find a D60-2, But them are getting pretty scarce.
The 8.8 is a C-clip, But if it encounters a failure, The calipers will hold the axle in place to limp it out.