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Old 04-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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1st break for new 8.8

I installed a 8.8 rear axle on my 97 TJ with the Artec truss a few months ago and have been putting it through the paces.This weekend I took it out to the Jeep training area near Ocotillo wells and was giving every one rides through the different obsticles and teaching my kids the basics.They did great but I got hung up on one of the piles and blamo !!! I exploded my rear drive shaft and 8.8 adapter I guess I found the next weekest link!

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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I installed a 8.8 rear axle on my 97 TJ with the Artec truss a few months ago and have been putting it through the paces.This weekend I took it out to the Jeep training area near Ocotillo wells and was giving every one rides through the different obsticles and teaching my kids the basics.They did great but I got hung up on one of the piles and blamo !!! I exploded my rear drive shaft and 8.8 adapter I guess I found the next weekest link!
Get a forged yoke to replace the adaptor and Ford flange.I got mine from ECGS.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Thanks I figured there had to be some thing better when I put that thing on I knew it was going to be a problem.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Was this the Dana flange adapter? No reason a flange adapter should be failing unless it was cheap or had a defect.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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It was the adapter I got from ECGS when I did the conversion.I didnt think it was very thick when I first got it.
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