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08-26-2013 03:33 PM
2xs
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Originally Posted by 1987Wrangler YJ View Post
Not to be mean or anything, but I think its kinda rude to say this to a new forum member.
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Originally Posted by 91yjkid View Post
take it somewhere else dude I don't want to here it, stop whining

1987, perhaps the OP did not know of the search function.

Kid, im not wining, just getting Frustrated, I see what seems like 2 new 8.8 threads per week, same or similar questions, same or similar answers.

I am doing this swap now, and have a LOT of information to share, but I feel like a skipping record player lately.
I do share my information, and usually read the new threads, I answer unless someone has already covered the question, reference the image on page 1 AllMudd posted, I made that a year ago when I was looking for my 8.8, he covered it so 'I didnt post. but read on and got frustrated, later I saw a ? and answered it as it was not covered, 5th post from the bottom of page 1.

Instead of flaming someone, perhaps liens and do that search, I know OP and anyone else
can find everything you need to know about this swap, and more!

and I promise Ill never post Feinstein like that again!
08-26-2013 02:40 PM
91yjkid
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Originally Posted by 2xs View Post
Thread title makes me...

Im normally not the one to scream about the search function, but there is SO MUCH INFORMATION ON THIS AND MANY MANY OTHER FORUMS...

Got carried away here, sorry...

For that I introduce the Diane Feinstein face-palm...

take it somewhere else dude I don't want to here it, stop whining
08-25-2013 11:34 PM
1987Wrangler YJ
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Originally Posted by 2xs View Post
Thread title makes me...

Im normally not the one to scream about the search function, but there is SO MUCH INFORMATION ON THIS AND MANY MANY OTHER FORUMS...

Got carried away here, sorry...

For that I introduce the Diane Feinstein face-palm...
Not to be mean or anything, but I think its kinda rude to say this to a new forum member.
08-25-2013 11:26 PM
Ibuildembig Nope, they aren't nearly as worthless as you read
08-25-2013 11:21 PM
1987Wrangler YJ Sorry to Highjack you post here, but will my D35 break when towing? The most I will be towing is 1500-2000 lbs. I have 33s too
08-25-2013 10:44 PM
AllMudd
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Originally Posted by 2xs View Post

Older YJs used 1310 U-joints, so either a spicer adaptor flange will be needed, or a "Bastard" u-joint with 1310 and 1330 combined.

NAPA stocks this at most stored, I have the Spicer joint P/N somewhere....
Depends on the year. 95's come stock with the 1330. So it was a no brainer.

Edit: dummy me, I see what your saying now!
08-25-2013 10:01 PM
YJ fanatic
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Originally Posted by 89Saharagreen View Post
My bolt pattern is the same on my two Dana 44s
Yes, but if you keep the D30 up front, it makes perfect sense to go with the 8.8. Stronger and same bolt pattern. D44s make sense if you're gonna do front and rear.
08-25-2013 09:42 PM
2xs
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Originally Posted by AllMudd View Post
My original work with the stock exploder flange.
Older YJs used 1310 U-joints, so either a spicer adaptor flange will be needed, or a "Bastard" u-joint with 1310 and 1330 combined.

NAPA stocks this at most stored, I have the Spicer joint P/N somewhere....
08-25-2013 09:12 PM
jokerchief462 So far I got away with my double cardan shaft I used with the D35. It is still on jacks so I haven't driven it yet but the suspension travel checked out OK for the driveshaft.

I did have problems with rear driveshaft interfering with exhaust and the new front one.

On the rear Just had to move the muffler clamp 90 degrees to keep it off the new yoke flange.
08-25-2013 09:09 PM
AllMudd My original work with the stock exploder flange.
08-25-2013 09:07 PM
BJs YJ Will original driveshaft work or will a new one be needed?
08-25-2013 08:58 PM
2xs
Thread title makes me...

Thread title makes me...

Im normally not the one to scream about the search function, but there is SO MUCH INFORMATION ON THIS AND MANY MANY OTHER FORUMS...

Got carried away here, sorry...

For that I introduce the Diane Feinstein face-palm...
08-25-2013 08:36 PM
89Saharagreen My bolt pattern is the same on my two Dana 44s
08-25-2013 01:35 PM
AZ WRANGLER I did the D44 swap, love them! Plenty of strength to handle my 310hp Chevy 5.3L. Got them off an old Wagoneer, easy swap. You can check out my write up.
08-23-2013 03:20 PM
YJ fanatic There is no reason to go with the D44 unless you like weaker axles and 2 different bolt patterns on your jeep.
08-23-2013 02:13 PM
89Saharagreen I still think the d44 is the way to go

I got mine from a rodeo

Ford is "found on roadside dead"

LOL
08-23-2013 10:46 AM
AllMudd Forgot to post this last night.
08-23-2013 09:16 AM
wasomma
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Originally Posted by Defcon 1 View Post
The 8.8 is stronger even than the D44.
Are you sure that is the case? I know the 8.8 is at least very close either way.


**EDIT** Did some research, it is in fact stronger but not by a whole lot, the 8.8 is however significantly larger
08-23-2013 09:14 AM
wasomma
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Originally Posted by AllMudd View Post
Here ya go, and wasomma don't beat me to the punch this time I'm looking for it
Ford 8.8 Axle in YJ
haha
08-23-2013 08:45 AM
jokerchief462 When you see the size difference in the axle tubes it usually answers the question.
08-23-2013 08:13 AM
bajonesy77 8.8 dana 35 physical size difference side by side!............

08-23-2013 06:27 AM
StanF It's a great swap, but I've got a biased opinion, since I'm just starting the swap!

Take a look at my build thread:
Yet-another-ford-8-8-swap with-extras

I have a long list of reasons why I chose the 8.8.

If you scroll down to post #9, I have a bunch of good links on 8.8 swaps.
08-22-2013 11:30 PM
AllMudd Here ya go, and wasomma don't beat me to the punch this time I'm looking for it
http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/ford88.html
08-22-2013 11:20 PM
jokerchief462 Search Ford 8.8 there are a ton of threads here and other forums with pictures, part numbers, 8.8 ID info its all on the web plug it into google and spend a few hours doing the homework. Hopefully I will be done next weekend just got my driveshafts back from the shop so I have to work brakes, e-brake install cables and my steering upgrade.
08-22-2013 10:19 PM
kywaterman Check out this thread for the gear ratios you have to have the original vehicle it came out of though to find out by this method
Explorer and Ranger Door Sticker Axle Codes Deciphered - Ford Explorer & Ranger Resource "Serious Explorations"®
Another way is to look at the tag on the differential if its there. Then lastly removing the cover and counting the teeth on the gears.
Most the time the way I understand the ones with the trailer package came with lsd and 4.10
08-22-2013 10:15 PM
rykemc 95-01 4drs and up till 02 on the 2dr sorts. 4dr sport tracs were drum brakes. Could get LSD in any and all of those year models.
08-22-2013 10:06 PM
skinnywateryj Alright so how can I find out what year Explorers came with disc brakes, limited slip, & all the other goodies?
08-22-2013 09:52 PM
BAP what years have the posi., and disc brakes ???

thanks im interested, in the change myself, i only run 33s now but would,nt want to risk 35s with my little 2.5 5 speed will be all the strain on her that i want to go for now,,,,and down the road when i fit my v8 in it,s place i will be ready..
08-22-2013 09:22 PM
YJ fanatic +1 to everything everyone else has said. Just looking at them side by side, you can see a huge difference in size. The D35 is literally a toothpick compared to the 8.8. And you can get disc brakes, limited slip, and can keep your same rims.
08-22-2013 08:57 PM
Defcon 1 The 8.8 is stronger even than the D44. It's (almost) the same width as the D35, so it's a basic swap with some minor welding. Same wheel bolt pattern too, no adaptors needed to keep your rims. Plus, you can get them with disk brakes, a good upgrade when you run bigger meats. Parts are everywhere for them. They also come in a variety of R&P sizes, so you can maintain your gear ratio without swapping out the front axle R&P.

I just picked up one last week after shopping for months. I'm excited to get it ready because it's necessary for the plans I have for my Jeep down the road. The D35 has already failed me on several occasions, I don't trust it for what I want my Jeep to be in a few years lol.
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