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Old 03-21-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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Ford 8.8 on tj??

I am planning to dump the 35 and getting something a bit stronger. Getting a dana 44 with the mounts on it already would be easy, but very expensive. I can Pick up a ford 8.8(31 spline) out of a junkyard for 300 bucks. How hard do u think it would be to weld on all mounts and spring buckets?? Getting all angles? And can i find a kit with all mounts for this axle that will make it tj compatible? I can do all the welding myself, but i dont know about matching everything up for everyday safe driving

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http://www.mountainoffroad.com/more.htm these folks have what you need.....

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Thats for an install into an XJ...:o
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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is there any other axles that will bolt right into my jeep.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:39 PM   #6
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personally...i'd save the coin and get a bolt in dana 44...if you don't get an 8.8
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is there any other axles that will bolt right into my jeep.
For the rear? No... if you don't get a TJ D44, you'll need to do some chopping and welding, no matter what.
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Thats for an install into an XJ...:o
Hmmmm... good point. But if you were to change the... ah crap I have no idea what I was thinking.
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:34 AM   #10
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besides the c clip the 8.8 is stronger then the 44
plus if you get one out of a 95 or newer explorer you have disk brakes
superior has a C clip eliminator kit comes with alloy axles
but i8f you ever brake an axle the caliper will hold in the axle so you can nurse it back to camp or home
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Inluding the C-Clip it's stronger than the 44. And if you can do all of the welding then for about 800 bucks total you can have a great rear axle replacement.

Here's a great writeup on how to position the brackets and do the measurements. This write up is tried and tested many times over by jeepers all over the world.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/8.8axle/8.8axle-1.htm
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For the rear? No... if you don't get a TJ D44, you'll need to do some chopping and welding, no matter what.
Correct.. then there is the wonderful world of the aftermarket. Which has a wonderful selection of items that bolt on or under your jeep. Also it can provide one's wife pleanty of reason to go shopping when she see's the bill. Here is a pic that from a few year's ago that got us a new dinning room table, a new desk for the study and other stuff I am sure I don't know about...LOL

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thanks alot guys, im gonna look around next weekend for one. But first i need to order my locker for the front. Im planning to get a set of 36" tls swampers as my offroad set. And a set of stock 30"s as my street set. Gonna look pretty funny with 9.25 inches of lift with those tiny tires but its worth the money im saving with the swampers lasting years. Does this sound like a good set up=(36" swampers, with locked dana 30 in the front, with ford 8.8 in the rear.I want to find a positrac 8.8 though) how does that sound?
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thanks alot guys, im gonna look around next weekend for one. But first i need to order my locker for the front. Im planning to get a set of 36" tls swampers as my offroad set. And a set of stock 30"s as my street set. Gonna look pretty funny with 9.25 inches of lift with those tiny tires but its worth the money im saving with the swampers lasting years. Does this sound like a good set up=(36" swampers, with locked dana 30 in the front, with ford 8.8 in the rear.I want to find a positrac 8.8 though) how does that sound?
36's with a locked 30 may be pushing it.

PLEASE post up pics when you put the stock 30's on
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While not ideal the 36's can live on a dana 30. However, I would carry some spare shafts and ball joints just to be on the safe side. I have a buddy who runs 36 tsl on his, but he had an arb which helps as its not locked up all the time on the trail. less stress vs a full time locker.
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ford 8.8 tj

I would definately go with the 8.8 over the 44. I have the 8.8 on mine and im running 37 inch tires. to make it safe for the road,make sure you weld the dog crap out of the brackets. As far as the measurements go,mount all your brackets the same distance apart from the backing plates. Set the pinion angle with a magnetic degree finder. put all you brackets on the control arms, shocks,etc.... Then tack everything in place, and measure the distance from the rear tires on each side in comparison to the front wheels. If you like,weld it. By the way make sure gas tank doesnt rub the back of the housing.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:57 PM   #18
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I did an 8.8 in mine and I am very happy. For under $1200 I got my 8.8, brackets, yoke, Tom Woods SYE and a Tera 2lo. Pretty good deal for me.

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