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Unread 06-15-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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modification process?????

ok, here is the problem, I have the dana 35 with 3.07's and drum brakes, I want 4.10's or 4.56's and disk brakes and a stronger axle to handle some 33's. I am going to get a ford 8.8 out of an explorer and swap it out rather then regear and reinforce the d35. I don't have the money to do everything at once, but I am going to be getting a set of RE adjustable control arms pretty quick and want to put an SYE/cv in and am wondering about the length of the CV. Can I get the SYE/CV now and install them and then do the 8.8 swap or is the length that much different? I am just floating an idea so any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks alot, AL

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Unread 06-15-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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sye / cv length

I don't know for sure on length but I have a 6" fabtech longarm and my cv measures out at 17" center to center after the sye was put in. Itshould be the same if you have a smaller lift and should not matter if you do it before or after the lift is on.
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Unread 06-15-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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When you do the 8.8 your driveshaft will have to be modified.
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Unread 06-15-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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All the reading I've done contradicts this. Going from a Dana 44 to a Ford 8.8 requires a longer driveshaft, but going from a Dana 35 to a Ford 8.8 should not. Keep reading or wait until someone replies that has done the swap.
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Unread 06-16-2004, 12:52 PM   #5
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I used my same driveshaft when I swapped my 35 for the 8.8 - I was fortunate. Worse case scenario is you may have to shorten your driveshaft which is pretty inexpensive.
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