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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
Jacola11
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Ford 8.8 swap

i just purchased an 8.8 axle with drum brakes and i have an idea what i need to do to have it swap it into my 99 tj for 35 inch tires

my list of what i know i need :
8.8 tj brackets
new brake lines
aussie locker
4.88 gears
adjustable upper control arms

can someone help me finish my list i would be very grateful because this is my first time venturing into axles and my knowledge on them is limited haha

thanks a bunch

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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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oh and it is a 31 spline
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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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First you should use the search bar to find the numerous 8.8 swap threads on this forum. I think there's one near the bottom of page 1 of this forum too btw.

Second you should read this thread at least 3 times: 8.8 FACTS, OPINIONS & HOW-TO'S (F.A.Q.) - JeepsUnlimited.com Forums

I assure you that that thread has all of the info you will need.

If you need clarification or advice on anything then ask away.

But research first.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:56 PM   #4
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go to the junkyard and get some disc brakes
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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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I also would recommend finding an 8.8 with disc brakes. They're just as common as 8.8's with drums and will only add about $60 to your total cost if you do the brake setup the way I describe here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fo...ml#post9668944
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