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post #31 of 47 Old 04-22-2012, 11:50 AM
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that's my point right there.

around here $1000 bucks will buy you an old 3/4 chevy truck with d60s and tons of other parts, then you can scrap the rest of the truck and get half your money back. Of course if full widths are not your thing (which I'd rather full width) then you have to narrow the d 60's. Just saying If I'm gonna hash out $1000; I want more to show for it than just an axle out of an exploder............

So..... your first statement holds true, 8.8 not good choice. Better options out there
I got mine for $300. The rear disc on a 14 bolt is pretty simple and cheap. I got the caliper brackets for $50. The rotors and calipers i got new from oriellys $29 a piece for rotors and $19 a piece for calipers. The rubber brake lines i cant recall. All the parts are for the front end off a 81-86 chevy truck.


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post #32 of 47 Old 04-22-2012, 01:54 PM
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Well I don't know who's paying $1,000 but it cost me $300 into my yj and $500 into te tj. If you start upgrading shafts I could see it but there is really no need to as I have yet to see a 8.8 break a shaft.

Also on a disc brake vehicle the caliper will hold the axle in in the event that you break a c-clip axle shaft.

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Well I don't know who's paying $1,000 but it cost me $300 into my yj and $500 into te tj. If you start upgrading shafts I could see it but there is really no need to as I have yet to see a 8.8 break a shaft.

Also on a disc brake vehicle the caliper will hold the axle in in the event that you break a c-clip axle shaft.
As said earlier, The CJ bolt pattern is 5x5.5 and the $600 super88 kit comes with new axles drilled for the CJ pattern.
8.8 = $300-$400
Super88 kit = $600
Total = $900-$1,000

A TJ or YJ does not require the 88 kit because they are already 5x4.5... thus minus $600 for those applications
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Just so you guys know and I can stop getting ripped for using this axle around here it isn't easy to find any dana 44 or even dana 60 axle because we live about 30 from SMORR off road ranch and all the junk yards are constantly picked clean and if you do find one they are likely to charge you upwards of $500-$600 and most of the axles need re-geared anyway and in the local shops that cost $1200. I went with the 8.8 because it already has 4.10's and it was FREE!!! So all it will cost me is the price of the Super 88 kit. Thanks for finding out all the info before ripping me a new one...

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Just so you guys know and I can stop getting ripped for using this axle around here it isn't easy to find any dana 44 or even dana 60 axle because we live about 30 from SMORR off road ranch and all the junk yards are constantly picked clean and if you do find one they are likely to charge you upwards of $500-$600 and most of the axles need re-geared anyway and in the local shops that cost $1200.
I didn't see anyone ripping anyone a new one
Lot's to choose from for $100-$250 within 100 miles.
Or they do ship large items now a days.
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Just so you guys know and I can stop getting ripped for using this axle around here it isn't easy to find any dana 44 or even dana 60 axle because we live about 30 from SMORR off road ranch and all the junk yards are constantly picked clean and if you do find one they are likely to charge you upwards of $500-$600 and most of the axles need re-geared anyway and in the local shops that cost $1200. I went with the 8.8 because it already has 4.10's and it was FREE!!! So all it will cost me is the price of the Super 88 kit. Thanks for finding out all the info before ripping me a new one...
I wasn't ripping you. I am all for free parts, congrats to you on that.

You asked for info and opinions, on here your gonna get both, even if you don't ask for it.

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I wasn't ripping you. I am all for free parts, congrats to you on that.

You asked for info and opinions, on here your gonna get both, even if you don't ask for it.
You guys are right. I apologize. It just seemed like everyone was bashing what I was doing and thats not what I came to this forum for. I came and asked about this axle so I can get advice on what to do with it not for everyone to say it was a mistake to get this axle.

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The whole thing with the bolt pattern is easily fixed btw. As a previous poster mentioned moser will redrill them cheap. They charged me $100 to shorten and respline 2 axle shafts.

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The whole thing with the bolt pattern is easily fixed btw. As a previous poster mentioned moser will redrill them cheap. They charged me $100 to shorten and respline 2 axle shafts.
Yea I was gonna go that way but I'm afraid that one of the shafts is slightly bent so I'm just gonna buy the kit that comes with the shafts to be on the safe side but I still don't think its to expensive for a good axle because I will have spent about $700 on the axle all together and I'm okay with that.

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I got a good used complete 8.8 from a salvage yard. Had the flanges and rotors re-drilled to 5x5.5 (Thanks Jim!), new studs, rotors and brakes for about $300 total. Been driving it around for a couple weeks now in my 7 with an LS1/NV4500 and it is the strongest most solid feeling axle I've ever had in a CJ with 400hp and 33s

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I got a good used complete 8.8 from a salvage yard. Had the flanges and rotors re-drilled to 5x5.5 (Thanks Jim!), new studs, rotors and brakes for about $300 total. Been driving it around for a couple weeks now in my 7 with an LS1/NV4500 and it is the strongest most solid feeling axle I've ever had in a vehicle.
What year CJ did you put your 8.8 in? Any pics?

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Been driving it around for a couple weeks now in my 7 with an LS1/NV4500 and it is the strongest most solid feeling axle I've ever had in a vehicle.
I'll say that it's an upgrade from the T20, But if that's the most solid feeling axle you've had, You must not have owned many vehicles.
You shouldn't have to think how your going to drive the Jeep to pamper an axle that has a great chance of failure with your drive-train combination.
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I'll say that it's an upgrade from the T20, But if that's the most solid feeling axle you've had, You must not have owned many vehicles.
You shouldn't have to think how your going to drive the Jeep to pamper an axle that has a great chance of failure with your drive-train combination.
It's the best axle I've had in a CJ with 400hp and 33s. Thanks for pointing that out. OP edited.

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What year CJ did you put your 8.8 in? Any pics?
Mine is a 97. I believe 97-01 are the years that will fit and they come with disc breaks which is a plus.

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It's the best axle I've had in a CJ with 400hp and 33s.
Your pushing the limits of it.
The 8.8 has some common failures with twisting the axle tubes "plug welds"
C-clips and snapping axles when in the rocks.
The added horsepower & lower crawl ratio only adds to the stress.
The good thing is if the tubes are welded and you add the super88 kit, You should be okay.
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