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Old 08-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Are there any write ups on the swap? I've skimmed through the threads and haven't found anything. Can somebody point me in the right direction?

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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There are several threads available. I am doing the swap right now. Ruff stuff has a great bracket/perch kit. I am using it. East coast gear has the cheapest brake cables and ujoint flange. Mine is from a 2000 explorer with 4.10 gears. I installed an auburn elocker tonight. It is ready to bolt in. The brakes need slightly modified. You will need a passenger side soft line and install it on the drivers side. With this, you can use a stock yj rear brake line junction. You will also need to bend new hard lines to attach to the soft lines and the junction. All in all, it is a very easy swap. It is no more difficult then modifying a stock Dana 35 to a soa setup.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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Try to google 8.8 swap in yj and you'll have more then enough info.
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Are there any write ups on the swap? I've skimmed through the threads and haven't found anything. Can somebody point me in the right direction?
wut?

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help guys
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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Nice... that's the write-up I found... I've never done a complete gear set-up, but my Jeep has 4:56 gears, so I guess I'll learn! I found a 1996 Explorer (complete) for $400. I figure I can pull the rear and scrap the remains to recoup the purchase price, but the rear will need to be prepped over the winter and swapped in the spring. Anyone local to Stroudsburg PA wanna help set up the gears? I'll bring the beer! :-)
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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I have a bunch of details and costs in my build thread in my sig...

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Old 12-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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I did mine a few months ago. The re-gear was fairly easy. just don't remove the "s-shaped" retainer clip for the limited slip clutches. It was a walk away and come back to it kinda thing for a day or so.
That thing is a the devil
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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$400 is a little steep... I paid 250 for mine and I think that was a little on the generous side to the seller. $200 is a good avg price.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #10
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He said $400 was for the whole explorer. He can get more than that back for parts after pulling the 8.8
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #11
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He said $400 was for the whole explorer. He can get more than that back for parts after pulling the 8.8
Oh, my bad. Well I haven't seen the explorer but, I wonder what kind of shape parts are in for $400 bucks lol.
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I was surprised when I saw it on CL... of course it's gone and the seller never replied to me. It appeared to be in good condition from the pics, but the listing said "it drives when it wants to, has transmission problems". My bro-in-law is a Ford dealer mechanic and says once the trans goes in those things they are mostly scrap (older ones not worth the price of a rebuild). Since then, my friend's Lincoln Navigator caught on fire... Here, I thought - Ha! I can grab the rear! - but the insurance company took it away before I could get it. I'll keep looking... probably just grab a rear from the local pick-and-pull in the spring. Explorer corpses are common
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You may be able to get one from a junk yard. I find them here in NC from 100-125 buck each. If you have to re-gear anyways, you don't have to be so picky on what ratio to get. Mine had 3.73's in it before the re-gear.

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