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Old 03-15-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Sooo I'm in need of ideas, I bent my stock rear d35 and need to replace it soon, its my dd, I can get a 8.8 at the salvage yard for 125 what are some good sites that's would guide me through that, if I built it I wanna do it right the first time. I have 4.88 in jeep now with 35s and I'd like to put a controlled locker in new axle so I dont bind with turning on road, also while I'm at it is like to do soa to get a little more lift to get rid of the body lift on it now

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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I have a bulit 8.8 in my YJ with a full Detroit locker, it is a bit noisey at times but I have noticed no difference in driveabilty since I put it in. It is awesome offroad. I was talked out of a controlled locker for the back with the rational that the extra cost was not worth the difference in driveability. I have a Detroit Tru Track in the front, again talked out of a controlled locker because they are hard to steer when engaged. All in all I am very happy with the build.

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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I'd say buy a beater car cause what you wanna do is going to take some time. Even if you get all the parts before hand it would be one hell of a busy weekend to get all that done.

Build out the 8.8, Swap the body mounts, Get a decent SOA kit(rubicon express is solid), Driveshaft made local if possible if not there will be some wait time ordering that after you get a measurement SOA+8.8. Shocks... Brake lines? You have a SYE now right?

Ox locker for the win.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Well good and bad news I just financed a new car so I have a car better on gas and have time work on jeep now but also funds are lower now haha sooo were do I start
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