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Unread 06-24-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Will 10.5" wide Tires rub w/ stock Grizzly Rims and 8.8 Axle?

I am looking to re-gear my 3.07 D35. After pricing this out I thought I would look into the Ford 8.8 as an option. It's a bit more, but the main question I have now is will it work with my existing rims/tires?

I know the 8.8 is shorter:
Ford 8.8 WMS is 59 5/8 - Stock TJ is 60.5

I also know my 31x10.5R15's are already pretty close especially with the 5.5" Backspacing on a 15x7 rim.

I have seen a few threads where tires have rubbed on the upper rear spring perch and destroyed the tire.

Anyone running this set up now w/o issue? Thanks!

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Unread 06-24-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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The ford axle is only I believe 5/8 narrower than the Dana 35. You could also take a tape measure and see how much too
You have between the tire and spring perch. You could get spacers or a super 88 kit which would make the 8.8 factory width. Instead of a new axle You could look into a super 35 alot of guys run those with success. "

If you don't plan on going 33 to 35's the ground clearance you loose with the 8.8 is killer. I drag my 8.8 on alot of rocks sitting on 33's.
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If you don't plan on going 33 to 35's the ground clearance you loose with the 8.8 is killer. I drag my 8.8 on alot of rocks sitting on 33's.
Not sure why I didn't think to ask about clearance... Thanks for the heads-up and the info!
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