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Old 02-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #151
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My possibly best jeep friend used those brackets on this 8.8, and they have had no issues. we wheel rausch creek, rock run, and lots of local places here in PA with no issues with them. I am going with the truss so it's easy to tri 4link later and to run 37s. With 35s I think you should be fine with the stock unlocked axle, if you plan on locking it you could do the c-clip elim and that would make the axle stock width again as well. the 8.8 is a stout axle and I wouldn't worry about any "weak links" with 35s.
Well I planned on locking it with a aussie until I heard about the case being a weak link in the axle so I was thinking I should do a full case instead of a lunchbox, and I was thinking about the eliminator kit down the road just don't want it to bust a c clip shaft before I can upgrade the shafts, o and it won't be on 35s for a while my 33s are still almost new, just don't wanna get stranded when I wheel like I did this past year when I busted the spiders n my 35.

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Well I planned on locking it with a aussie until I heard about the case being a weak link in the axle so I was thinking I should do a full case instead of a lunchbox, and I was thinking about the eliminator kit down the road just don't want it to bust a c clip shaft before I can upgrade the shafts, o and it won't be on 35s for a while my 33s are still almost new, just don't wanna get stranded when I wheel like I did this past year when I busted the spiders n my 35.
Case should be fine w/ 35s. People like to say that on this forum a lot but from further reading I have done it's not that big of a deal. I feel ya on the d35, luckily I haven't busted mine yet, probably thanks to my 3.07 gears and light foot

I would focus on the install for now, then upgrade once you get it installed and wheel some. with 33s you are gona have a hard time hurting it.

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:26 PM   #153
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Case should be fine w/ 35s. People like to say that on this forum a lot but from further reading I have done it's not that big of a deal. I feel ya on the d35, luckily I haven't busted mine yet, probably thanks to my 3.07 gears and light foot

I would focus on the install for now, then upgrade once you get it installed and wheel some. with 33s you are gona have a hard time hurting it.
Yea that's what I was plannin on doing, my plan is as follows
1. get axle cleaned, new brackets installed,
2. Sye and dc shaft
3. Upper adj control arms
4. Locker
5. C clip eliminator kit.

And I may do the locker before the adj arms depending on how close I get the angle, and whether I decide I can do an aussie or if I wanna do a full case like a detroit
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #154
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I'm doing the same thing, but also custom fabbing a separate cross member, skid plate, and adding a new front axle as well.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #155
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C clip elim doesnt increase strength other then if it comes with aftermarket shafts.

C clips doesnt decrease strength in anyway shape or form. Truss, shafts, full case locker do though. Save the coin..
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hey guys how can i tell how many splines i got on my 8.8? im trying to buy a eaton limited slip from cl and the one i have seen is the one for 28 splines n im not sure if would work on my 8.8 anyone can help?
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What's it out of?
My is out from 2000 explorer but the guy who sales on cl is from mustang but he also said that it also fit explorer or jeep with the 8.8 swap.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #159
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Yours is a 31 spline, the Craigslist guy is stupid.
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Yours is a 31 spline, the Craigslist guy is stupid.
Lol thats what I thought cause I been hearin that most of the explorer with 8.8 are 31 not 28. So it wont work! Damn he got it for a good deal. So only mustangs come with the 28 spline?
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Mustangs, Rangers, f150s, and basically anything else that used an 8.8 and isn't an Explorer or a variant of...
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Ok thanks for the info I was about to purchase something I wasnt goin to used it. Again thank u
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Its a great mod did to my yj after i broke the dana 35
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hey guys how can i tell how many splines i got on my 8.8? im trying to buy a eaton limited slip from cl and the one i have seen is the one for 28 splines n im not sure if would work on my 8.8 anyone can help?
Slide it out and count it
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Lol thats what I thought cause I been hearin that most of the explorer with 8.8 are 31 not 28. So it wont work! Damn he got it for a good deal. So only mustangs come with the 28 spline?
I do believe some mustangs came with a 31.
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Question, not sure of the is is where to ask it... Getting ready to start the 8.8 and I'd like to replace the rotors and maybe the calibers. Do I just get a set from the auto parts store for a 97 Mountaineer? That's what it came out of. Or where's a place online to get a good deal. I'm not wanting to spend hundreds.
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Question, not sure of the is is where to ask it... Getting ready to start the 8.8 and I'd like to replace the rotors and maybe the calibers. Do I just get a set from the auto parts store for a 97 Mountaineer? That's what it came out of. Or where's a place online to get a good deal. I'm not wanting to spend hundreds.
ECGS has good stuff, that's where I got mine. reasonable prices. You could get them from the store if you want, or go aftermarket.
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im shopping around for an 8.8 does the engine and gear ratio matter (im putting in 4.56 anyways but everyone keeps asking me
1. what year - i know i need a 95-01
2. what engine - does 6cyl or 8cyl matter
3. what gear ratio -
6 cyl, 3.27 ratio
6 cyl, 3.55 ratio
6 cyl, 3.73 ratio
6 cyl, 4.10 ratio
8 cyl, 3.55 ratio
8 cyl, 3.73 ratio
8 cyl, 4.10 ratio

correct me if im wrong but you need a certain carrier to fit 4.56 ring?
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Nope, there's no carrier break on the 88..
Most auto search engines ask a lot of questions because the average person probably doesn't know exactly what they need, and if it's a 4wd the gears need to match front and rear, so it makes the customer research before buying. They probably aren't counting on someone buying the axle to install in a completely different vehicle.

Just look for 95+, any engine size
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Nicely done! I had been looking for a D44 but an 8.8 seems so much more obtainable and cost efficient
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So I am starting my 8.8 swap for those that have put the detroit in where did you get it? The cheapest I have found was 648 shipped.

The plan for mine is:
artec truss kit and bridge (in the mail)
Brake kit from ECGS
Rokmen Diff cover
New Calipers
SS 8.8 kit
Detroit

I already have savvy aluminum arms and SYE.
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So i picked up my 8.8 recently and pretty much have it all planned out. I will be using the Artec truss kit, but have a few questions.
Right now my Jeep sits at 2.5" of lift and i have a SYE/CV shaft, and adjustable upper and lower control arms. When i weld in the brackets for the 8.8, i know they have to be set to the correct angle. But the problem is, i plan on lifting it to 4" of lift later on when i move up to 35" tires, so when i lift it, would i be able to adjust the angle of the pinion by just adjusting the control arms?
I dont want the 4" coils to be sitting at a bad angle when i install them. And i believe i would need to either buy a new CV shaft or possibly lengthen my current CV shaft?
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Thinking about this upgrade. I have a D35 currently.

I do wonder if I "need" to do the upgrade for what I do with my Jeep. I currently do light offroading (read dirt with the occasional mud) and would like to graduate to the few rocks around here. Overall I don't see myself doing anything hardcore, especially considering there's nothing like that here.

So, what is it that makes the swap a necessity over a D35?

I did find one off a 01 explorer with the same gearing ratio I have now for $350. Not a bolt on but he had built it for a cherokee and have all the brakes, lines, etc.
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I do believe some mustangs came with a 31.
The Mustang is a 7.5 ring gear. The F-150 and Explore has a 8.8 ring gear.You want the 8.8 ring gear.
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The Mustang is a 7.5 ring gear. The F-150 and Explore has a 8.8 ring gear.You want the 8.8 ring gear.
If the axle was an 8.8, why would it have a 7.5 inch ring gear?
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If the axle was an 8.8, why would it have a 7.5 inch ring gear?
Not sure? thats just what I have found that's the differences. Went to two wreaking Yards and the Tags on the Mustang Said 7.5. The one I got out of the explore says 8.8. I never found a mustang with the tag indicating it was a 8.8. and I look under 10-15 mustangs. I wanted the disc break rear end. There might be mustangs out there with a 8.8 but i never found one. I could be wrong.
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There are a lot of mustangs with 8.8s. They are only the V8s. I think starting in 86 til present. 4cyl and v6 still had the 7.5
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If the axle was an 8.8, why would it have a 7.5 inch ring gear?

I found this from the Motive gear catalog. Only the V8 mustangs came with 8.8 Now this explains it LOL
8.8 came in these vehicles
MODEL# YEAR MODEL# YEAR
AEROSTAR W/4.0L 90-97
BRONCO 83-96
CAPRI V8 86
COUGAR 80-97
E150-E250 83-99
EXPEDITION 97-ON
EXPLORER 91-ON
F100 81-90
F150-250 81-2002
F150 (F) 97-2002
FORD®
1/2 TON (F) 97-ON
FORD®
1/2 TON (R) 83-ON
FORD®
3/4 TON (R) 83-89
FULL SIZE CAR 80-ON
MUSTANG V8 86-ON
RANGER W/ 4.0L 83-ON
THUNDERBIRD 87-97

7.5 came in these vehicles
MODEL# YEAR MODEL# YEAR
AEROSTAR 90-97
BOBCAT 76-81
BRONCO II 83-92
CAPRI (EXCEPT 79-86
86’ W/ V8
COUGAR 80-97
EXPLORER (R) 91-97
EXPLORER SPORT 2001-ON
TRAC (R)
FAIRMONT 78-83
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FULL SIZE 79-81
GRANADA 81-82
MERCURY
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FULL SIZE 80-81
MONARCH CAR (R) 79-80
MUSTANG 4 & 6 CYL. 80-ON
RANGER W/O 4.0L 83-ON
THUNDERBIRD 80-97
ZEPHYR 79-83
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So i picked up my 8.8 recently and pretty much have it all planned out. I will be using the Artec truss kit, but have a few questions.
Right now my Jeep sits at 2.5" of lift and i have a SYE/CV shaft, and adjustable upper and lower control arms. When i weld in the brackets for the 8.8, i know they have to be set to the correct angle. But the problem is, i plan on lifting it to 4" of lift later on when i move up to 35" tires, so when i lift it, would i be able to adjust the angle of the pinion by just adjusting the control arms?
I dont want the 4" coils to be sitting at a bad angle when i install them. And i believe i would need to either buy a new CV shaft or possibly lengthen my current CV shaft?
Anybody?

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