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05-10-2011 10:18 PM
burton160w
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I agree with you about not listening to those who tell you to build your own 8.8. I am so sick of them and that saying.
Wow little testy are we I'm in the middle of my 8.8 swap, and while I've come out SLIGHTLY cheaper then what ECGS would be, including having a shop do the welds, I'm more happier with getting the experience in setting everything up. Ultimately, it's been a time consuming pain in the ass.

As well, EGCC didn't have any 4.11 differentials when I checked.
05-09-2011 09:16 PM
CapnDean I love my 8.8. I did get adjustable upper AND lower control arms. Mine has 4.88 gears and a rebuilt ford trac lock LSD. I am running 35's and would only be happier if my gas gauge didnt start screwing up.
05-09-2011 06:02 PM
Bradyu123
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Originally Posted by 2003x

I ordered the axles on a Monday afternoon, and had them that Saturday. They were wicked fast with the shipping.
Im not sure where you are from, but if you live any where, where this is snow and ice, I personally would not get a "lunch box" locker in the 8.8. I would get the Limited Slip put it.
I get very little snow so I'm not sure I may go open I'll decide thank you
05-09-2011 12:30 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
Also you don't need to remove the front DS with mismatched gear ratios, just don't put it in 4wd.
Your right.... But why chance it. Just remove the front ds to be safe.
05-09-2011 12:29 PM
2003x
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That's really good I Definetly want a limited slip in the 8.8 though. I think I may go ahead and order it today were they quick with shipping?
I ordered the axles on a Monday afternoon, and had them that Saturday. They were wicked fast with the shipping.
Im not sure where you are from, but if you live any where, where this is snow and ice, I personally would not get a "lunch box" locker in the 8.8. I would get the Limited Slip put it.
05-09-2011 10:29 AM
freeskier IMO ditch the LSD, get an open carrier and then install a lunchbox locker. If you ever decide you want to get a lunchbox locker in the future you would have to get a new carrier.

Also you don't need to remove the front DS with mismatched gear ratios, just don't put it in 4wd.
05-09-2011 10:01 AM
Bradyu123
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Originally Posted by 2003x
$2,100 shipped for both axles. No locker in them.
That's really good I Definetly want a limited slip in the 8.8 though. I think I may go ahead and order it today were they quick with shipping?
05-08-2011 11:03 PM
2003x $2,100 shipped for both axles. No locker in them.
05-08-2011 06:51 PM
Bradyu123
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Originally Posted by 2003x

To be honest, for the cost of a re-gear your LPD30, it was cheaper for me to order a HPD30 from ECGS with 4.88s in it shipped. I swapped over my brakes, knuckles, steering, shafts. It a very easy install with basic hand tools.
How much did u end up paying?
05-08-2011 04:36 PM
2003x
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Thanks man that was a big help and do I need to get a high pinion Dana 30 or can I just stick to my current one and get someone to swap 4.56s in it. How was the instal? Pretty straight forward? And I'll consider geting the forged one but my budgets tight right now
To be honest, for the cost of a re-gear your LPD30, it was cheaper for me to order a HPD30 from ECGS with 4.88s in it shipped. I swapped over my brakes, knuckles, steering, shafts. It a very easy install with basic hand tools.
05-08-2011 01:25 PM
Bradyu123
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Originally Posted by 2003x
You ordering from East Coast Gear Supply? I got my 8.8 from there as well. I ran it with stock upper control arms for about 4 months. I did have vibes, but only at highway speeds, around the town it was fine.
And Yes, I agree with you about not listening to those who tell you to build your own 8.8. I am so sick of them and that saying. The best money I spent was having my HPD30 and 8.8 build by ECGS.
I see you want the 1310 adapter flange, if you have the extra money, get the 1310 forged yolk. Trust me, I should have spent the extra money on it. It makes unboting the drive shaft 10x's easier.

I ran my dana 30 in the front with 3.07s while the 8.8 was in the rear with 4.88s. Just un-bolt the front driveshaft and you will be fine until you can get it regeared.
Thanks man that was a big help and do I need to get a high pinion Dana 30 or can I just stick to my current one and get someone to swap 4.56s in it. How was the instal? Pretty straight forward? And I'll consider geting the forged one but my budgets tight right now
05-07-2011 11:42 PM
2003x You ordering from East Coast Gear Supply? I got my 8.8 from there as well. I ran it with stock upper control arms for about 4 months. I did have vibes, but only at highway speeds, around the town it was fine.
And Yes, I agree with you about not listening to those who tell you to build your own 8.8. I am so sick of them and that saying. The best money I spent was having my HPD30 and 8.8 build by ECGS.
I see you want the 1310 adapter flange, if you have the extra money, get the 1310 forged yolk. Trust me, I should have spent the extra money on it. It makes unboting the drive shaft 10x's easier.

I ran my dana 30 in the front with 3.07s while the 8.8 was in the rear with 4.88s. Just un-bolt the front driveshaft and you will be fine until you can get it regeared.
05-07-2011 07:03 AM
rda616 If you can't weld and can't setup gears then yes that's a good price! I wouldn't put a dime into a d35 either.
05-07-2011 01:10 AM
Bradyu123 Bump ... Just want to kno if I'm gonna need adjustable control arms with this set up and make sure it will work ok with my Dana 30 regeared up front when I get the cash
05-07-2011 12:49 AM
Bradyu123
My 8.8

FORD 8.8 FAQ SWAP INFO Price: $1463.00 - ADD TJ UCA's nope. - 1310 Adapter Flange $35.00 Brake Options New Ebrake Shoes $45.00 * Positraction Rebuilt Factory Limited Slip $150.00 NON CV- STOCK * required / - - E-Brake Cables Both E-Brake Cables $50.00. DIFF COVER Stock Cover Axle Finish Rustoleum Hammered Gear Ratio- Reman Unit F8.8- 4.56 $500.00. Shaft Options Good Used Shafts 2.5"- 3.5" * lift Does all of this sound good to you guys? Im gonna buy it now and instal it in my rear and just keep myself from using 4 wd until my stock dana 30 is regeared don't lecture me on how much cheaper it would be to build one my Dana 35 is about to go shortly and is making lots of noise with torn up spider gears just want to get it replaced with somthing stronger I will be putting this in by myself. The budget is getting tight though and I really want to know if I need adjustable control arms I currently have the stock ones thank you and feed back is appreciated

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