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Old 09-22-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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ford 8.8

im looking at an 8.8 setup for a yj.. what other modifications will i have to do besides getting axle mounts welded on?

and where is the best place to find axle mounts?

i decided against a 4-link 8.8 because i didnt feel like dealing with a custom suspension yet..

first the axles, then the engine mods, then a better lift =D

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Old 09-22-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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i think i would post in the YJ section for one
but, i think that some company's have kits for the Tj i would assume they have it for the YJ as well, too abd i didnt save the link

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Old 09-22-2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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oops.. miswrote it..

its from a yj and wanting to fit it under my tj =p
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:34 PM   #4
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M.O.R.E. is where just about everyone gets the TJ brackets. The only other change would be gears. If your Sahara has 3.73's and the 8.8 has 3.73's you wont need to regear. But if you have different gears you'll need to either bemove that front drive shaft untill you do regears the axles or regear right away.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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the gears would be 4.56.. and yes ill be regearing the front to match the rear.. other than that.. what would i have to do to the ds?

should i go ahead and do a sye so i can do a tummy-tuck and bigger lift later on? or can i get by on a stock ds
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you can get by........ but why not if you have the moeny!
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the gears would be 4.56.. and yes ill be regearing the front to match the rear.. other than that.. what would i have to do to the ds?

should i go ahead and do a sye so i can do a tummy-tuck and bigger lift later on? or can i get by on a stock ds
You'll have to get a new drive shaft or an adapter, because ford DS bolt onto the rear end, they don't use a yoke like Jeeps do. I'm also building an 8.8 and I'll be doing gears, but I'll also be doing an SYE and CVDS that will bolt up to that 8.8 w/o the use of an adapter.

Also ford used hard lines on the rear end and you'll need 2 passenger side lines to connect them to the Jeep lines.

When you attach the brackets, you might also think about canting them 5deg froward, this will reduce the pinion angle.
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if you reduce the pinion angle can you eliminate the t case drop???
or is it totally separate from drivline angle?
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if you reduce the pinion angle can you eliminate the t case drop???
or is it totally separate from drivline angle?
It's different than the drive line. The vibes come from the steep angle of the drive shaft and the output shaft in the t case. By adding a 5deg cant to the mounting brackets you reduce pinion angle, that's why we use adjustable control arms also.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:21 AM   #10
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if i go this route. i might do the 5 degree slant.. right now im not worried about adjustable control arms.. probably wont touch my suspension for the next year or so.. im not too worried about my pinion angle as of yet

eventually ill be adding a la lift and ill re-bracket my axle.. but for now im just worrying about replacin the d35.. after that ill be adding tires, tube fenders, and then my next major mod will be a stroker engine.. until i get all that done, the la lift can and will wait =D

thats for the info tho rip
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You're quite welcome. I had a lot of questions about this too.

To do a quick replacement you'll need:
2 passenger side, hard lines (for brakes)
an adapter for the DS (about $35)
the brackets
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:35 AM   #12
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you don't need to remove the front driveshaft...just don't pull it in 4wd

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