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Old 10-15-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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8.8 #s please

well i toasted the 35 in my girlfriends jeep a few weeks ago at Badlands and i have been pissing around about putting a new shaft and bearings in it or swapping it out for a 8.8. well i came across a deal on an 8.8 with disks and posi for 120 bux. I plan on doing this swap this weekend but here is the kicker.. i got to have to drivable for Sunday night when i go into work. I blew the trans up in my dodge this week and this is all i got to drive so what i need from soem fine member on here are the measurements for the perch mount on the 8.8 to get it to fit in the YJ. i got all the brake lines figured up now i just got to move the perches can anyone help a guy out???

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-Mike

P.S- i also need to know the pinion angle roughly what it should be thanks

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Old 10-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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When I did my swap and since i had zero vibration issues with the D35's angle all i did was put the D35 next to the 8.8 and copy all the angles and perch positions exactly as they were on the D35.. A little tip for you, If your in a rush and need to get mobile asap and don't have the flange to convert the fords 1330 ujoint to the jeeps 1310 ujoint, buy a Percision #353 ujoint.. It's a conversion joint and works great.. Hope this helps in some way.

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Old 10-15-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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The best way to do that job is to set the perches on the rearend and put it in the jeep. Cinch the u-bolts down until the are just snug and start taking measurements. When you get the side to side equal then put the tires on it and set it down...jack up the pinion to align it with the tcase output and go slightly lower than dead center to allow for torque up. Tack your perches there, then take it all apart and burn them in.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:52 AM   #4
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Im gonna be doing the same swap in the next few weeks I will be doing a SOA swap at the same time with a sye and cv drive shaft
dont want to start a new thread so ill ask in here what is the desired pinion angle on the 8.8 if it even matters. I am more of an air suspension guy where the pinion angle is extreamly important.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:08 AM   #5
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All the info you'll ever need to know.. Link below. Click on the tech info tab on the top of the screen.

Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts Custom Driveshafts Specialist
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #6
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wow! thanks, alot of really good info on there.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:32 PM   #7
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Finally got the rear end in. Got called out of state for work so i just got the axle in this past weekend.

Holy crap the driveshaft is offset to the pass horribly. is this common with this swap?

Also im still SUA are there any other issues i need to work about.

I have got the axle center in the jeep but that drivesahft has me a little uneasy

any thoughts

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