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Old 08-16-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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possible ford 8.8" swap...

ok here's what I'm thinkin. I might try to install the 8.8 in the TJ. My issues are many, however I've narrowed it down to only a few that I'm significantly worried about. the main one being will it work with my current lift?

As some of you might know already I'm running the 4" full traction ultimate lift kit. I'm worried about the tri link attaching to the 8.8 if I install it.

I've done quite a bit of reasearch on the swap and understand it is going to be some work. Especially for me who has never done something this involved with welding brackets and measuring placements of perches and such.

Does anyone have any advice for me? The reason for the swap is I have the crappy D35 in the rear with a 4cyl pushin it along. I'm planning on funning 35's later in the year and need to regear both axles. My plan for gears is 4:88's all the way around.

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Old 08-17-2009, 06:41 AM   #2
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I believe that the FT kit bolts to the TJ's existing bracketry, correct???? if so, then should only be a matter of getting the bracket kit and welding it onto the 8.8.

I tknow the FT tri-link has a truss, Is the FT rear truss a bolt-on or weld-on???

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Old 08-17-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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its a bolt on truss. bolts up to the diff if I remember correct... I'll have to look at it again to be 100%. been kinda neglecting the jeep here lately...
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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The only issue then might be the bolt pattern of the FT Truss on the rear. If I remember correctly it bolts to the diff housing... correct???

You might have to fab a bracket then to fit it to the 8.8 rear.

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