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2GPS4ME 08-13-2010 06:47 PM

What lift is required for HP30/Ford 8.8 swap?
 
So far the only owners who have swapped already have a 4" lift or more. I do not intend on going more than 2" suspension/1.25" body, and that is long in the future. (Currently OEM height, possibly a small spacer lift in the near future)

My primary concern is the front driveshaft clearance on the HP30 and fuel tank clearance on the 8.8.

gixxerphil 08-15-2010 09:06 AM

bump

pfifer 08-15-2010 09:51 AM

For the front HP 30 you should be good with clearance for the drive shaft as stock XJs have no problem fitting the HP 30. As for the rear 8.8 someone else will have to chime in.....

Mainejeepin 08-15-2010 10:15 AM

HP 30 and 8.8 here with 2.5 suspension lift and 1.25 body lift. Only issue I've come across is related to the Truss on the 8.8 and not at all with the axle. I clear the Gas tank with plenty of space and the front drive shaft has had 0 issues in the 3ish months I've had it.

TheBoogieman 08-15-2010 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2GPS4ME (Post 9955633)
So far the only owners who have swapped already have a 4" lift or more. I do not intend on going more than 2" suspension/1.25" body, and that is long in the future. (Currently OEM height, possibly a small spacer lift in the near future)

My primary concern is the front driveshaft clearance on the HP30 and fuel tank clearance on the 8.8.

I know people with no lift and they don't have problems.
Bob Lee Swagger :gunfight:

marcus01tj 08-15-2010 11:33 AM

u will have plenty of clearance on the 8.8 and fuel tank as long as u dont move the axle back

2GPS4ME 08-15-2010 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 9961825)
Bob Lee Swagger :gunfight:

You know it! :salute:

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcus01tj (Post 9962107)
...as long as u done move the axle back

Well, I 'done haven't moved'd' the axle back yet, so it appears I will be proceeding toward the 2 axle swap. Now, that $$$ problem.... :(

marcus01tj 08-15-2010 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcus01tj (Post 9962107)
u will have plenty of clearance on the 8.8 and fuel tank as long as u dont move the axle back

fixed it for u sorry for posting in your thread :flipoff2:

2GPS4ME 08-15-2010 11:29 PM

Wow, someone needs some thicker skin.


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