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Old 11-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Ford 8.8

Hello, A few questions.
Is the Ford 8.8 also called Ford 9"??? I don't think it is, but some people say.

If I put the Ford 8.8 with 4.56 gears in my Jeep will I need a new rear drive shaft?

I am planning on going to a junkyard soon to get a Ford 8.8, the ones i've seen so far have 4.11 gears in them already, and I asked the person in charge and they said they sell the Ford 8.8's for $79.99 IMO that's a deal. I also know that I will need new gears for 35" tires and the same gear for the front. And some new brackets.

Main question is do I need a new driveshaft??

Any pointers are welcome. BTW I do not plan on buying a Dana44, I am low in money right now, and I made my choice about the Ford 8.8.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-17-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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No you will not need a new driveshaft. If you got the right 8.8 flange adapter you dont even have to change the U joint. Make sure you at least get one of those, Matters not which one, just get one. They make the conversion ujoint if you get the wrong adapter, but see above

Depending on your engine and trans, you can use the 4.10 gears already in the rear 8.8. then just get a 4 cylinder 5 speed front axle and you set.

NO they do not call the 8.8 a 9". 9' is a totally different axle. A VERY VERY good axle

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BTW I do not plan on buying a Dana44, I am low in money right now, and I made my choice about the Ford 8.8.

Thanks in advance.

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doesn't it stink to have to make a statement to prevent other's comments from ruining your thread b/c you know that some of these peeps simply believe that there's really only one way to do something?

just out of curiosity, do you have any links with info about the switch? i haven't read much about the 8.8 switch although i am aware of it. one of the guys in my club up here just did the 8.8 switch, with aussies, rotor brakes, 4.88s, the works.... its taken him about three weeks to do b/w the work schedule but he had it out over the weekend with us and did great w/o the rear brakes or lockers hooked up yet.....pm me if you'd like man!
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also, verify that the 8.8s they're selling are out of explorers. the f-150 axle is wider and will have a different bolt pattern, the mustang and ranger axles are (mostly) 28 spline.

80 bux is a helluva deal
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their is a 95 page thread on one of the Jeep forums just on the 8.8" swap. I also am in the process of preparing an 8.8 . I have seen many people ask and not anyone that I have read about has been able to get away with out using a SYE . The pumpkin is not centered on the axle as is the 35 and the pinion is longer than the 35 . I would figure a new DS and a SYE as part of the project . You can use the 8.8 flange adaptor and swap the U joint but the other end of the driveshaft is where the problem is not to mention adjustable control arms to correct pinion angle .

If I am aloud to post this , Oops sorry its 98 pages http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=371713
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doesn't it stink to have to make a statement to prevent other's comments from ruining your thread b/c you know that some of these peeps simply believe that there's really only one way to do something?

just out of curiosity, do you have any links with info about the switch? i haven't read much about the 8.8 switch although i am aware of it. one of the guys in my club up here just did the 8.8 switch, with aussies, rotor brakes, 4.88s, the works.... its taken him about three weeks to do b/w the work schedule but he had it out over the weekend with us and did great w/o the rear brakes or lockers hooked up yet.....pm me if you'd like man!
Yes it does. And I bet if I didn't say that... I would have like 6-10 posts on this thread... sad right?

And to the links, Gary2, he put a good link up! Just looked at it.
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Weld the tubes, and as stated make sure its the bigger spline version. Oh and since no one asked... why are you not putting a 60 in there?
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:06 PM   #9
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Too big to claw with.
And I'm planning on getting it out of an Explorer

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