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Old 02-05-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Wink Installed Ford 8.8 in my 95 YJ

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ID:	737577Ok, so i bit the bullet and decide to replace the Dana 35 in my YJ for a ford 8.8. After doing a lot of research online and at local junk yards, I decided to buy a unit from East Coast Gear Supply in North Carolina. This company is top notch and I'm glad i went this route. On their website you can build the unit as you desire using the supplied build sheet. They completely build it to your specifications. Additional checking revealed the parts they were installing per my specifications were at wholesale prices to the customer and labor was minimal. The package arrived via motor freight packaged nicely on a pallet.[ATTACH]Attachment 737529[/ATTACH] After I unpackaged the unit i was suprised as to how well done the craftsmanship was, new spring plates welded on the the correct angle to my specification, brakelines all ran and terminated into disc brakes ect. Removal of the old rearend was a snap because I had just installed a 4" rubicon express lift kit 2 months earlier. Wheeled the old one out and wheeled the new one in. I did this in 5hrs by myself on the garage floor and a jack. The unit came with emergency brake cable for the new disc brakes to hookup the the old drum style linkage. New ubolts and spring plates were supplied with the kit. These guys do all of the research for you. I was able to use my stock brake fluid resiviour with no problems at all.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:27 PM   #2

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Looks great!
Im doing this myself, but building the axle at my home.

Well, I have been tinkering with it for a year and a half...

After my '90 was wrecked, most of my time went into building my replacement '93 and eventually,I will get that darn 8.8 finished and ready to install!

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Old 02-05-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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I built mine, but no matter, it's a great upgrade from our d35s. Love seeing that beefier pumkin under mine.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:49 PM   #4
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if it wasn't so expensive to ship to west coast of canada I would have them do one for me
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:09 AM   #5
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BC i would check with them, technically the charge a crating fee of 200.00 freight was included.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:13 AM   #6
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What did the axle cost from ECGS? Total with shipping, etc.
1995 YJ, 4.0L, AX15, 3" susp lift; Lock Right in Dana 30; 8.8 w/ARB; Flat Tummy Tuck, 1" Daystar BL; 1" MORE MML; 35" MT/r Tires;

StanF Tummy Tuck, Ford 8.8, Gas Tank Lift, Rocker Guard Fab, Ammo Can Console
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:04 PM   #7
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1500.00 to door step, included the following

1. All new bearings and seals
2. Emergency brake cables (2)
3. New rotors and pads including ebrake pads.
4. New calipers.
5.New 4:56 ring and pinion.
6.New 1330 forged Yoke
7.Completely rebuilt Limited Slip Assembly
8.Lube Locker diff. Gasket
9. All new brakelines and hoses.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:40 AM   #8
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Great upgrade! Mines been great turning 36's for over a year now. I too built mine from a jy unit with all new parts. But great job either way...

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"A lack of planning on your part does not constitue an instant emergency on my part"
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