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Old 11-12-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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Ford 8.8

If I do a an axle swap for a Ford 8.8, will that mean I'm stuck with that bolt pattern? I can't imagine having to get the tires remounted every time I rotate them.

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The 8.8 exploder axle from 96 to 2001 "which is what you'll want to swap" is the same as the TJ bolt pattern.

5 on 4.5

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Same bolt pattern on the newer one's.

If you get a steal on an older one, that can be overcome too.
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Ah, crap. That's what I get for watching TV while I'm posting...
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:34 AM   #6
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Whats a good option for the front? Dana 44?

which is stronger, Dana 44, or the 8.8?
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:01 AM   #7
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Whats a good option for the front? Dana 44?

which is stronger, Dana 44, or the 8.8?
Overall the 8.8 is stronger than a 44. However there is definitely more that goes into installing an 88 in a TJ. If you can find a reasonably priced TJ 44 then you can install it in a few hours in your garage. If you can weld yourself then you can save substantial savings on putting an 88 under your rig. It has a larger ring gear, 31 spline shafts as opposed to a 30 spline in a 44. Bigger tubes, and bigger brakes whether you get the disk brakes or drums on the 88.

Depending on what tire size you want to run the 30 can and will hold up just fine. Rubicon 44 fronts are a desireable swap, but i think you'll want to focus more on the rear before you start upgrading the front. A good set of chromoly shafts can put the 30 to bed for most wheelers.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:57 AM   #8
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Yeah that's what I've heard about the D30's, I was thinking about the front for way down the road, when this thing is a trail rig.

I guess it will be a lot easier to get a 44 then, what all can I pull one out of? Will the 44 just bolt right up? How much would one cost (estimate) from a junk yard or the equivalent?

Is it worth it to do a straight axle swap rather than getting a S35 kit?

I might as well get it regeared while I'm doing this stuff huh?

Man, my list of mods keeps getting longer...
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:44 PM   #10
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Very nice, I think that takes care of everything haha.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #11
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im in the middle of swaping a ford explorer 8.8 in my tj right now i have a thread going in the builders corner, and the older explorer 8.8s with drums also had 31 spine shafts and are the same bolt pattern as yj and tjs. if you dont mind drums for now they can be found a lot cheaper than the disc models if money is tight. im just going to go to the junkyard next time money comes around and get the brackets and calipers off a disc 8.8 and put them on my older 8.8. its the same concept as buying all the disc stuff off of a grand cherokee that has a dana 35 and bolting it onto a drum dana 35

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