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Old 07-07-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Axle swap on 2002 tj

I have a 2002 Tj 4cyl auto. I installed a 4" rc x-series fully adjustable lift on 31x1050 general grabber at2 tires with procomp krawler d window rims 15x8 with 3.15 bs. I understand it's an undesirable. My question is about axle swaps. I have a friend that has a ford 8.8 rear swap and it seems to be pretty legit. His was swapped when he bought it so he has no input on the subject. What does it take to do the swap? Also is it a good swap? I've purchased a Slip yoke eliminator through rc and a cv drive shaft. They are not installed yet. Thanks ahead of time for any input and advice you may have.

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Old 07-07-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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This is the top sticky in the TJ tech
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I just yesterday picked up my 2002 TJ from Letzroll in Mesa Az. Among other things I had them install a Ford 8.8 with new gears, locker, bearings, calipers, rotors, pads, brackets - basically a rebuilt axle with good used shafts. I haven't gone off roading yet so I have no input there, but the reason why I had it done after 3+ years of research was that I started the project, looked at the cost of doing it myself vs. having an expert shop do it for me and the difference was minimal enough for me to have it done and have peace of mind.

Long story longer, I also had them install chromoly shafts in the front, locker and re-gear, upgraded tie rod and drag link, custom aluminum lower control arms, all to run 35's. I bought the best parts and had the best people work on my TJ because only want to pay for this once.
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Thanks gixxerphil for the link. Tons of helpful info. Thanks also to shelikak for your input.
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