Axle swap on 2002 tj - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-08-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
Newb
 
CYonts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
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.

CYonts is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 12:45 AM   #2
Mr. Little Tires

WF Supporting Member
 
gixxerphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Auburn, Al
Posts: 30,544
This is the top sticky in the TJ tech
Are YOU considering the popular Ford 8.8 swap?

__________________
Every time I see a color matched hard top, I want to rattle can it.
gixxerphil is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-08-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Sheklikak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona, southwest
Posts: 572
Send a message via Yahoo to Sheklikak
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.
Sheklikak is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-09-2014, 12:58 AM   #4
Newb
 
CYonts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Thanks gixxerphil for the link. Tons of helpful info. Thanks also to shelikak for your input.
CYonts is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC