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Old 08-20-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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8.8 w/4.56 and Lock Right w/disc brakes with all TJ mounting hardware. $1000

seem like a good deal? im really wanting to add a stronger rear axle, and wanting to regear for bigger tires and add a locker.. if i get this ill only have to regear the front

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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I'd say its a pretty good deal.

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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Go for it. Does that include the brackets being welded onto the housing, or is it just INCLUDING the brackets? It seems like a good deal either way. Post pics of the process, I'd really like to see how easy of a swap that is......
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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ive sent the guy a pm.. my gfs dad has a friend that welds so im sure i can get the mounting brackets welded on for cheap if i have to..

ehh i know really nothing about axle swaps so im planning on taking it to a local shop to get the work done if i decide to do it..

i also know ill have to spend the money to regear the front =/ which is going to suck.. but it doesnt matter because i was wanting to upgrade my drum brakes to disc brakes.. and that would cost me $600.. so i figured might as well upgrade my axle while im at it
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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go for it, thats not bad of a price. The 8.8 was the best thing ive done to my jeep. Rear disk brakes are incredible. The 8.8 is a stong axle that you dont have to worry about ever breaking. Just find someone that knows what hes doing when welding brackets on. It was a pain, almost every bracket goes on at a different angle while keeping the pinion angle and compensating for the differential being a few inches to the passenger side. stu's offroad has a good write up on that. good luck!
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:42 PM   #6
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That is a smokin deal with the work all being done. I'll just break out generic costs of what you'd have there.

8.8 - 300
bracket kit - 300
locker - 250
gears - 150
install kit - 75
yoke - 50

So you are looking at about 1100 bucks just in parts and you would be getting a completely assembled axle for 1000.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:31 AM   #7
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thanks blckjeep
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would the 4.56 gears be good with 33'' tires?
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Yeah, that'd be fine with 33's.
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would any damage be done to the jeep if i were to install the back axle then took it into a shop to get the front regeared to match?

im guessing id drive 10 miles max
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nope none at all,
well dont use 4wd!
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would any damage be done to the jeep if i were to install the back axle then took it into a shop to get the front regeared to match?

im guessing id drive 10 miles max
I'm a creature of habit. Personally, I would pull the front drive shaft just to keep the inside of my tcase from spinning at separate speeds. That also keeps accidents from happening for those that don't know.
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would any damage be done to the jeep if i were to install the back axle then took it into a shop to get the front regeared to match?

im guessing id drive 10 miles max
You might want to pull the front shaft to be safe.
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I'm a creature of habit. Personally, I would pull the front drive shaft just to keep the inside of my tcase from spinning at separate speeds. That also keeps accidents from happening for those that don't know.
okay fast typer guy.
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you dont need to pull the front drive shaft. U can just leave it. just dont use 4wd. I had the same situation when i did my 8.8.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:01 AM   #18
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sounds easy enough

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