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Unread 01-28-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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rear end change out

does the 8.8 bolt right up to the CJ-7 (1984)? or do you have to move the perches? or is there a better rear end that will bolt up.. I have to find one with 4:10 to match the front.. my 20 has a locker and 4:10 now.. but want the disc brakes on the rear..

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Do a disc brake conversion. Much simpler than a axle swap. Plus the 8.8 has the wrong bolt pattern.
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The 8.8 is also quite a bit wider. There are no bolt in axles other than another CJ axle.
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Do a disc brake conversion. Much simpler than a axle swap. Plus the 8.8 has the wrong bolt pattern.
I thought ford and Jeep, and dodge for that matter had the same bolt pattern?
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The 8.8 is also quite a bit wider. There are no bolt in axles other than another CJ axle.
moving the spring perches and rewelding is no big deal, but if its too wide then shortening the axles and tubes, gets more involved ($$$).. would rather have something the right width, and move the perches..
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The only 8.8 with disc brakes is the one found under Ford Explorers. Explorers and Rangers use the smaller 5 on 4.5" pattern. It's only the half-ton pickups and Broncos that are the same 5 on 5.5" as CJs.
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The only 8.8 with disc brakes is the one found under Ford Explorers. Explorers and Rangers use the smaller 5 on 4.5" pattern. It's only the half-ton pickups and Broncos that are the same 5 on 5.5" as CJs.
see, now that's what I like about this forum, I learned something new, and I didn't get dirty or greasy finding it out.. thank you.. good info to put in my notebook... "I love this greaseless, painless, knowledge bank".. although, someone at sometime got dirty, busted knuckles in order to give us this info..
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