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Old 01-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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8.8 rear

I am looking for a Ford 8.8 rear complete and ready to be installed. Are these available for purchase anywhere where they will just bolt up with gears included?

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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go to the East Coast Gear Supply website

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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currie enterprizes, they can custom build you one to your specs for your vehicle...for about $3,000....and it will cost you about a grand to ship it to you.
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Hey for a little less than that [$4,000], I'll consider mocking one up for you.
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Hey for a little less than that [$4,000], I'll consider mocking one up for you.
LOL...Nubby, are you delivering it to him in NJ for free? It would cost you a grand in gas to deliver and return...lol.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #6
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Seriously tho, if I had the funds to have them build me a rear, I would pick a DANA70...or DANA80...they are both designed for severe duty, and can take a pounding. Why would you go with a little 8.8 when you could get a "super axle"? and its only a few hundred more for those....Still going to cost you $1,000 or more to get it to you.
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They do not bolt right in.. spring pad have to be moved... Cost wise... Mine ran about 1500 with install and a Detroit locker/spring pads and tube weld up, new brake lines calipers rotors and pads. Stock axle can be found for under $200 in my area. Check car-parts.com for yards..
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #8
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They do not bolt right in.. spring pad have to be moved... Cost wise... Mine ran about 1500 with install and a Detroit locker/spring pads and tube weld up, new brake lines calipers rotors and pads. Stock axle can be found for under $200 in my area. Check car-parts.com for yards..
You got off cheap with that swap, and all you have done to it.

But why would you want to replace a turdy5 with another turdy5? Not much of an upgrade there... And that's why they are under $200, I have the one that I took out of mine, and I can't even give it away.
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You got off cheap with that swap, and all you have done to it.

But why would you want to replace a turdy5 with another turdy5? Not much of an upgrade there... And that's why they are under $200, I have the one that I took out of mine, and I can't even give it away.
I think he is referring to an 8.8, not a d35.

I did my 8.8 for about $500. 4.10, open, all new brakes, diff cover, and welded tubes. I'm in NJ too.
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I think he is referring to an 8.8, not a d35.

I did my 8.8 for about $500. 4.10, open, all new brakes, diff cover, and welded tubes. I'm in NJ too.
I realize that he was referring to an 8.8 for the cost...but in his post it says "you can find a stock axle (turdy5) for around $200.

The reason yours was so cheap, was you got an explorer axle with 4.10's already in it. (just a guess) If you add the cost of the new gears, and a different carrier (weak link in an 8.8), the price goes up considerably.

When I did mine, I had about 1800 in it total, and I did all the work myself. Switched the gears to 4.56's, replaced the carrier with a Detroit tru-trac locker, new diff cover, bearings, seals, backing plates for the brakes, calipers, pads and rotors and e-brake shoes, lines and cables. Welded the tubes, and installed an axle truss.
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Gotcha. You can dump a lot of money into building an axle. Mines gonna get a lot more expensive when I do the ARB locker.
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just priced one out from East Coast Gear Supply and got a good price and free shipping. Know to pull the plug or do the 8.8 myself.Hmmmmmmmm
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:35 AM   #13
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For the price that you can get one from east coast gear, fully loaded, if you can get it shipped free, then that is the way to go. They take a used rear end and build it the way you want it. Put the gears that you want in it, as well as any extras that you want on it. And it will be ready to bolt into your YJ when you receive it.

I believe that the only problem with the shipping is that you have to be able to receive truck freight...as in have a fork lift to lift it off the back of a truck. Or someplace that will unload it for you.
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I got mine for under $2500 from east coast gear supply with an ARB installed, 4.56 gearing, all new brakes, and a SOLID diff cover. Took about a month and a half to show up but it dropped straight in. 4 hours to get it in and ready to go. Its a lot of money but I don't have welder friends and really wanted to install it myself.

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