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Old 06-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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8.8 swap! Yes ive read the sticky!

So i just got an 8.8 from a guy off of craigslist. was set up with control arm/track bar mounts and welded by River Raiders. i need a couple things.
1. hard/soft brake lines.
2. flange adapter for 1310 u joint.

What else do i need for the swap? i already have a cv drive shaft, adjustable control arms etc. im going to the junkyard tomorrow to try and get a flange adapter off of a ranger for cheap. good idea?

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:49 AM   #2
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So i just got an 8.8 from a guy off of craigslist. was set up with control arm/track bar mounts and welded by River Raiders. i need a couple things.
1. hard/soft brake lines.
2. flange adapter for 1310 u joint.

What else do i need for the swap? i already have a cv drive shaft, adjustable control arms etc. im going to the junkyard tomorrow to try and get a flange adapter off of a ranger for cheap. good idea?
I would just spend the money for a new flange its not that much heck even at the dealer its darn cheap.. get a new set of bolts too.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #5
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shut up ryan...hahaha. it has the whole e brake assembly intact. idk if its for the exploder or for a tj...ill post pics. welds look great!
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shut up ryan...hahaha. it has the whole e brake assembly intact. idk if its for the exploder or for a tj...ill post pics. welds look great!
Mind me asking what you dropped on the who assembly being its already welded up for a TJ and all
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:14 AM   #7
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Just an FYI, if anyone else local wants one welded up for a good price, solman on here does a great job and is in South Central PA.

Forget the 8.8 wiki on this forum; they stole it from another site, and it's only the first bit of information. The thread in it's entirety will answer pretty much any question you have:

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=371713

What else did the axle have on it? Look at the brakes if they're present and decide whether you need to refresh them or not. I'd make sure the e-brake functions/moves smoothly, and refresh if needed. E-brake cables as mentioned if you're TJ came with drums; if it came with disc brakes you should be good to go. I assume you have calipers, rotors, etc.?

ECGS has pretty good pricing, and they give discounts if you're a member of Pirate4x4. You can get pretty much anything else you need from them. If there is something you need and it isn't listed on their site, they can get it for you if you call or email. They will have the brake lines you need, as well as the flange adapter. They also sell a replacement yoke so that you don't need the adapter if you want. I've got one that I'm going to install when I get the axle regeared.

While you have the axle off, do yourself a favour and flip the calipers to the front of the axle to give yourself some more room in case you decide to outboard shocks in the future. It's not hard; remove everything on the ends of the axle including the backing plate, and simply swap side for side. Then, you can use these brackets to attach the e-brake cables:

Wizard Brackets - Reverse TJ Style Parking Brake Cables

Not only does it create more room, but your e-brake will now be much stronger.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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came with rotors/calipers. paid 400.
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came with rotors/calipers. paid 400.
Wow that's a good price for a bolt in unit! As Gieman mentioned ECGS is a good source. It sounds like you are trying to keep costs down as much as possible however you might also consider this: FORD 8.8 FORGED 1310 U-BOLT YOKE

It does have the correct gear ratio to match your front axle right? Also is it an open differential, limited slip or locked?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #10
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matching 3.73s. its an lsd.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #11
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got a flange yoke adapter off of a ranger, and a new front left axle shaft from an xj
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That's a great price! River raider is a local company(only about 15 minutes from me) They mainly focus on high dollar JK builds but their TJ brackets are great. I have built 7 8.8 rears for TJs with them now. It looks like it still has the stock ford E brake cables. You can get the ones you need from ECGS for about $60. I have heard that certain year grand Cherokee cables will work but I have never looked into it.

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got everything done the other day. out of funds for the ebrake cables. other than that, its done. rides smooth and the braking is a good amount better! pics of the d35 attached. crazy.
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