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Old 08-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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8.8 swap

Just picked up a 8.8. I have been looking for a complete list of things I'm going to need for the install, but all I seem to find is bits and pieces, (and mostly for TJs, not YJs) not a complete list. Anyone have thoughts on where to get a list? I hate to start things and then have to wait for something I forgot...

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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This seems a popular topic lately....

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Seems very TJ oriented as well.
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Will depend on what you need to replace on the axle but in general:
1. bracket kit
2. u-joint flange

new brake lines hard and soft
New brake pads rotors etc
E-brake wires

I run these:
Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Simple Swap (31 spline) - RuffStuff Specialties

Adapators and other parts: depends on what you need but a good amount of parts...
Ford 8.8 axle swap parts for Jeep TJ, YJ, and XJ

don't forget to weld the tubes.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Awesome, I appreciate the assist. Thankfully the internals look brand new. Kinda shocking from a u-pull it, but I guess everyone gets lucky once in a while. thanks!
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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I got the E-brake cables with it, I have seen a few ways to make them work... I figured I'd give that a shot, if it doesn't work, I guess I'll just get new ones anyway...

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