has anybody seen ford 8.8 brackets for less than 200?
I am going to probably put in a super 35 kit next week - putting an 8.8 in the TJ is still to expensive. besides I can put in the super35 with detroit for 650 installed. the 8.8 is looking like a grand with all the hardware that you have to get.
I have hooked up with a great little shop here local - he is a dealer for yukon and superior, others. He already had it and gave me a deal since I am getting all my work done there. The kit itself will have a 5 year warranty, full floating rear end, timkens, full detroit - all for 450 + 200 install. and it turns out he makes bumpers for other companies (names you would know) so I am going to put together a custom tube wraparound bumper and weld it up myself after he bends my tube. I am also getting a chromoloy tie rod with johny joints on it - $130 (installed). But I also get in and help where I can when my jeep is there so that may affect my price.
I want the 8.8 but everybody tells me I can step up to 33s with a super 35 no problem.
I'm doing the super 35 with Detroit and gear change (4.10's) in a week. You will be able to go to 35's without a problem. I've talked personally with peple that have the kit and run 35's and have no problems. The 35 kit is not going to break. Yes the housing is not a 44 or 8.8 but the insides are going to be comparable. I know all the 8.8 fans are going to chime in but both axles are c clip and I didn't wnat to change to another c clip axle. I looke into a 44 from another TJ but it was too expensive. With gears lockers and axle 2k+ (rear only), I'm doing both axles with Detroits in both and gears for under 2k.
2007, 4 door, powered by a minivan engine, locked and riding on 35's.
Also keep in mind, though the 8.8" is also a c-clip axle, if you get a 95 and older with disc brakes, the discs will retain the axle shaft in the event of breakage. This effectively eliminates the disadvantage of a c-clip.
With an 8.8, you need a SYE, don't you. A guy I know installed one in his TJ, and the pumpkin is offset to one side about 1.25", just enough to make some pretty good vibes. Thats the reason I am not going 8.8, the addedd cost of the SYE. Just my usually unuseful thoughts.
97 TJ 4 cyl/5 speed/4:88's,6+"of lift,37 Parnelli Jones on DC-1's,9"rear/Moser alloys,Dana30/Evolution alloys,lockers,cage, winch,4 to1 ,lots of other stuff!!!
Wife that hates my Jeep