03-01-2011, 06:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Underneath my TJ
8.8 Bracket & Brake Install Question
With my d35 outta commission, I need to get my 8.8 up and running as fast as possible. Everything else seems pretty good, but before I start ordering parts I want to make sure I'm looking at everything right.
kNOw Where 2Jeep Complete Ford 8.8 Install Kit For Wrangler TJ/LJ
This is the kit I'm planning on purchasing minus the differential cover. I know I'll need a replacement, but I'm going to have to wait for right now because this cost was entirely unexpected.
I have the axle already w/ 4.10 gears, so I shouldn't need a regear. But here's my questions, and I hope you guys can answer them for me!
- How do I find the proper welding location? I saw someone just used another sites angles and said they were perfect. But others seem to tack weld, mount the axle in, then redo it. I honestly have been lost with trying to figure out what each angle measurement means and where it should be centered. I'd rather not have to drop the d35 before I weld the 8.8 axle in as I still need to move the Jeep around.
- How do I run the brake cables and is this everything I'll need in terms of the brake lines? I have the hard cables that were run along the axle, but I don't known what condition they're in.
- Is there anything extra that you think I'll need? I'm on 31s with stock suspension (no lift) and no SYE. Once this axle is on I'll quickly be going into a 4" lift w/ SYE. It'll just be a month or two until I have the extra money to invest.
- Any other tips that you would recommend?
It's got a Willy's body, a Chevy engine, Ford axles, GM transmission, and Dodge steering components... it must be a Wrangler.