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Unread 05-02-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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new 8.8, few questions

Finally picked up my 8.8, 3.73 LSD, $125. Cut the old brackets off tonight and took a wire wheel to it to clean it up a bit. Now I have a few questions of course lol.

How do I get the dang rotors off?? The calipers came off easy, but the rotors wont budge.

Are the riddler diff covers good for these? The stock one looks pathetic and riddlers look awesome.

What will I do about the driveshaft flange when it comes time to put it in the Jeep?

I'm sure there will be more questions to come but thats all I can think of for now. Thanks!

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Unread 05-02-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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Chances are the rotors are just a little rusty and wont let loose. Take a rubber mallet and beat the crap out of them to knock the crud loose. Also, the park brake shoes inside may be seized up, so be patient with it and eventually they will come loose. I dont know anything about the riddler covers. For the drive shaft flange, I ordered a spicer adapter for a 1310 u-joint (I think)

check out my sig, I did a write up on my install and have a parts list with prices in the first couple of posts. If you read through it, read carefully about setting up the pinion angle and learn from my mistakes.

Good luck and have fun.
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Unread 05-02-2008, 10:58 PM   #3
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to get the rotors off you will probably just need to wack them with a rubber mallet.
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Unread 05-03-2008, 01:20 AM   #4
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EVERYTHING you need to know about an 8.8 is here:

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=674123


I am still surprised some people haven't seen the thread. I used it to build my entire 8.8 (which now happily resides under my jeep):






yes, crane covers are very good (riddler too) and you need a flange adapter for the flange.
www.alljeep.com has the flange adapters for $19.80 and the parking brake shoes/rebuild kits for $20 (kit rebuilds both sides).
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Unread 05-03-2008, 10:53 AM   #5
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Here is another link to putting the 8.8 into a YJ. I know you have a TJ but might have some useful info. for you.

http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/ford88.html
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Unread 05-03-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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got the disks off tonight, guess the pb blaster did its job overnight. Then I ground down all the brackets, cut off the ears around the abs sensor, and wire wheeled it all. Then we took out the carrier, axles, and then the backing plates. The only things on the housing still are the pinion gear, the bearings, and the axles are back in to plug the holes. The carrier and all that is in a cooler to keep it out of dust.

How do I get the pinion nut off of the flange? We rigged up something to keep it from spinning but it seems like it will never budge. Is it reverse thread or something?

If I get a super 88 kit and a new diff will I get all new hardware and bearings? Its kind of hard to keep track of all of it.

Should I just get new calipers and rotors after 170k miles?

Would you guys suggest putting it all back together stock (with new gears) and under the jeep until I can get a new locker and axles, or just running the D35 until it is completely done?

Is there anything else I can do to it myself before I get to ordering a bunch of stuff?
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Unread 05-03-2008, 11:56 PM   #7
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you dont take the flange off unless you plan to regear
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Unread 05-04-2008, 10:37 AM   #8
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you dont take the flange off unless you plan to regear
I'm putting either 4.10 or 4.56 in it, so I'm regearing lol
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Unread 05-27-2008, 08:20 AM   #9
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Would you guys suggest putting it all back together stock (with new gears) and under the jeep until I can get a new locker and axles, or just running the D35 until it is completely done?
I just finished my 8.8 swap and I noticed an incredible difference between the open Dana 35 and the open 8.8. Compared to the D35, the 8.8 felt like it had a limited slip in it (which mine does not). Based on my experience, I'd go ahead and get it all back in there and see what it is like and then do the locker whenever you are ready. You'll notice a difference right away and should be very happy with how it performs.
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Unread 05-27-2008, 08:45 AM   #10
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Go with the 4.56s so you don't have to regear again.
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Please make an 8.8 sticky!!
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Unread 05-27-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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Please make an 8.8 sticky!!
X2 I agree
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Unread 05-27-2008, 10:56 AM   #13
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Please make an 8.8 sticky!!
thats a great idea
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Unread 05-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #14
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Agreed. I've just been logging onto another Forum to view their sticky 8.8 thread.
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