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Old 10-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #91
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What two brackets are you talking about...I am assuming you are talking about that flat piece with the holes by the pinion...what is the other? The speed sensor? I didn't have to cut anything off of mine other than the a little clearance for the sway bar. I will see if I can get you a pic of where I shaved the diff. You may or may not have to this...but you will know when you attach it, itll just take a little work with the grinder and u should be good.

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What two brackets are you talking about...I am assuming you are talking about that flat piece with the holes by the pinion...what is the other? The speed sensor? I didn't have to cut anything off of mine other than the a little clearance for the sway bar. I will see if I can get you a pic of where I shaved the diff. You may or may not have to this...but you will know when you attach it, itll just take a little work with the grinder and u should be good.
Alright cool! Thanks

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What two brackets are you talking about...I am assuming you are talking about that flat piece with the holes by the pinion...what is the other? The speed sensor? I didn't have to cut anything off of mine other than the a little clearance for the sway bar. I will see if I can get you a pic of where I shaved the diff. You may or may not have to this...but you will know when you attach it, itll just take a little work with the grinder and u should be good.
On n by the way I'm talking about the braket around the speed sensor n the second one that flat piece next to the pumkin
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What two brackets are you talking about...I am assuming you are talking about that flat piece with the holes by the pinion...what is the other? The speed sensor? I didn't have to cut anything off of mine other than the a little clearance for the sway bar. I will see if I can get you a pic of where I shaved the diff. You may or may not have to this...but you will know when you attach it, itll just take a little work with the grinder and u should be good.


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These are the two brakets I'm taking about! well they are not brakets! Lol

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These are the two brakets I'm taking about! well they are not brakets! Lol
Ok that's what I thought. I couldn't get a good pic where I had to grind the diff to clear the sway bar. Just weld the sway bar on and check your clearance. As far as the "brackets"...I left those in tact.
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Actually I ground a little off the speed sensor bracket to clear the sway bar...but I didn't cut the whole thing off
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Fyi that area is for the abs sensor
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Fyi that area is for the abs sensor
I've heard it is both the ABS and speed sensor
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Ok that's what I thought. I couldn't get a good pic where I had to grind the diff to clear the sway bar. Just weld the sway bar on and check your clearance. As far as the "brackets"...I left those in tact.
Alright cool. Yeah if u could take those pocs will be nice. Where did u got the new brakets for ur upper n lower control arms n the spring purse from? That's my next step. I hear that is not a good idea to have the old brkets from the d35 on the new 8.8!
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Alright cool. Yeah if u could take those pocs will be nice. Where did u got the new brakets for ur upper n lower control arms n the spring purse from? That's my next step. I hear that is not a good idea to have the old brkets from the d35 on the new 8.8!
I was on a tight budget so I did use the d35 brackets...and lemme tell u from first hand experience...don't do it lol. Talk about a pain in the ass. Between cutting them off the 35 and modifying them to fit the 8.8...u couldn't go a more difficult direction lol.

If I were to do it over again...I'd go with the artec truss. An earlier poster has one on his. I have seen a few builds on the forums which use it. It seems pretty straight forward and overall a nice kit. All the pieces for together like a puzzle, it has an integrated truss for extra strength, and it's at a pretty reasonable price if I remember correctly.
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I've heard it is both the ABS and speed sensor
It reads the tone ring which, on the 8.8 is on the side of the ring gear. So it's sole purpose is ABS. The speed sensor is on the t case or transmission depending on the original vehicle (if it's two or four wheel drive)
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I was on a tight budget so I did use the d35 brackets...and lemme tell u from first hand experience...don't do it lol. Talk about a pain in the ass. Between cutting them off the 35 and modifying them to fit the 8.8...u couldn't go a more difficult direction lol.

If I were to do it over again...I'd go with the artec truss. An earlier poster has one on his. I have seen a few builds on the forums which use it. It seems pretty straight forward and overall a nice kit. All the pieces for together like a puzzle, it has an integrated truss for extra strength, and it's at a pretty reasonable price if I remember correctly.
Well just cutting the old brakets on the 8.8 was not as easy as what I thought! Plus the grinding that's took me almost two days to get it all smooth. But after all like one of the guys in the forum told me was to take it easy on the prep, and that's what I'm doin so far. Well talkin about the kit my biggest problem that I think I'm gona have is to make sure I get the new brakets in place on the new axle. I would check those brakets n thanks for ur input. Like I said before if u got any pics of ur set up I would appreciate so much.that way I would have a better idea of what I'm gettin into! Lol thanks.
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I was on a tight budget so I did use the d35 brackets...and lemme tell u from first hand experience...don't do it lol. Talk about a pain in the ass. Between cutting them off the 35 and modifying them to fit the 8.8...u couldn't go a more difficult direction lol.

If I were to do it over again...I'd go with the artec truss. An earlier poster has one on his. I have seen a few builds on the forums which use it. It seems pretty straight forward and overall a nice kit. All the pieces for together like a puzzle, it has an integrated truss for extra strength, and it's at a pretty reasonable price if I remember correctly.
R u talkin about these artec truss kit for the 8.8 swap?
http://www.artecindustries.com/TJ-88...uss_p_233.html
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R u talkin about these artec truss kit for the 8.8 swap?
Artec Industries TJ 8.8 Swap Kit with Truss
Thats the one. There is a poster earlier in this thread "jdeemer" that put one on his 8.8...so he may have some input on it. I also know that "IndyJeepMan" was in the process of putting one on or did put one on an 8.8 before he sold it. Seems like a pretty good kit that makes putting stuff on fairly straight forward. Maybe they will post up, or you can PM them for some first hand input.
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Thats the one. There is a poster earlier in this thread "jdeemer" that put one on his 8.8...so he may have some input on it. I also know that "IndyJeepMan" was in the process of putting one on or did put one on an 8.8 before he sold it. Seems like a pretty good kit that makes putting stuff on fairly straight forward. Maybe they will post up, or you can PM them for some first hand input.
Cool man! Yeah cause in the other post "pick up my 8.8 today" its a guy who is talking about cutting the two brakets around the abs sensor cause he said its on the way of the stock swaybar. But I don't know if he is usin these kit. To me it looks pretty good n money wisr its better than payin what like $250 just on thr brakets it self n with these kit put like $100+ and u get a better product. I don't know but I might have to go with something like these kit. I was gonna ask u where u got ur gears from? Ring gear n pinon. Oh n what about the lsd parts that I'm gonna need any suggestion on where to get them from?
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when i get a chance i can take some more picks of the artec truss kit for the 8.8, but here are the 2 that i can find from the install not much but its something..... i would recommend that when you install you spring perches and shock mounts, set you pinion angle first then well the brackets on, that way you can keep somewhat flatter pirches and the shocks wont come so close to the axle tube, i have about an 3/4 and inch between my shock and the axle tube,
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Will a 8.8 from a 2wd drive ford explorer 98 work for the ever popular swap into a tj?
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Will a 8.8 from a 2wd drive ford explorer 98 work for the ever popular swap into a tj?
Yes it will work! I got my from 2000 2wd with two doors! So I'm pretty sure it would work.
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Yes it will work! I got my from 2000 2wd with two doors! So I'm pretty sure it would work.
Sweet thanks appreciate the input.
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Gonna go with the artec truss set up
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Gonna go with the artec truss set up
Yeah I been gettin good reviews on that kit. I'm also thinkin on goin with that set up I'm just goin step by step. I'm rushin things up. But if u get it post some pics on ur swap!
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Yeah I been gettin good reviews on that kit. I'm also thinkin on goin with that set up I'm just goin step by step. I'm rushin things up. But if u get it post some pics on ur swap!
Oh i will but i will be taking my time getting it all put together not gonna half ass it and rush it. I cant afford to not with wheeling in colorado.
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one thing i wish that was done on my 8.8 when it was done, set your pinion angle as best you can when you weld your brackets on, it will help reduce your coil spring angles if you have them, much better than rotating it afterward
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one thing i wish that was done on my 8.8 when it was done, set your pinion angle as best you can when you weld your brackets on, it will help reduce your coil spring angles if you have them, much better than rotating it afterward
So you talking about setting the pinion at 17 degrees for example then weld on the artec truss system
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So you talking about setting the pinion at 17 degrees for example then weld on the artec truss system
yes, i would mock it up under your jeep and measure the angle so its inline with the drive shaft, but only if you are running a sye, and or a double cardan joint drive line, if you are running a stock drive shaft set it normally, since you want those joints to be parallel to each other... depends on a few factors and such
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yes, i would mock it up under your jeep and measure the angle so its inline with the drive shaft, but only if you are running a sye, and or a double cardan joint drive line, if you are running a stock drive shaft set it normally, since you want those joints to be parallel to each other... depends on a few factors and such
I plan on putting an sye in prolly around the same time i am putting the rear axle
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Is there any / how much drive line vibration is there if you do not install the SYE, how hard would it be to move to one after, if I install it to stock spec now?
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Is there any / how much drive line vibration is there if you do not install the SYE, how hard would it be to move to one after, if I install it to stock spec now?
its depends on how much lift you have,
0 to 3 inches stock drive line should be next to nothing
anything about that you either need to run a transfer case drop kit or a sye and drive line

you can search on the forum about drive vibration and sye and stuff and determine what best would benefit you the most
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Thanks, I currently don't have any suspension lift, and if I do decide to lift it I am only going to go 2".
So im trying to figure out the best setup for both now, and up to a 2" lift.
Its sounding like if i match the 8.8 to the stock pinion angle i should be fine not only now but up to the 2" if/when i go that way.
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Thanks, I currently don't have any suspension lift, and if I do decide to lift it I am only going to go 2".
So im trying to figure out the best setup for both now, and up to a 2" lift.
Its sounding like if i match the 8.8 to the stock pinion angle i should be fine not only now but up to the 2" if/when i go that way.
yes if you got with the stock angle you will be fine

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