|05-06-2008 06:16 PM|
Bigjeep, are you sure that 8.8's come with 3.08? I've only seen them in 3.73 or 4.11.
And as far as the bracket kits go, I have installed M.O.R.E's on an 8.8 and it is a very nice setup. However I just saw in CRAWL the other day that www.mad4wd.com has a rear bracket kit for TJ's at $225. You will also need either a flange adapter for your driveshaft or a ujoint style yoke for the pinion. I myself prefer the flange style as I think they are stronger.
|05-06-2008 05:39 PM|
|05-06-2008 05:34 PM|
8.8s are narrower too.. so if you get adapters.. 1.25'' 5x5.5 to 5.45 and then 1'' wheel spacers for the front will pretty much make the width equal..
i believe a 8.8 is half an inch shorter.. 1/4 on each side
|05-06-2008 02:26 PM|
|05-06-2008 02:14 PM|
|AzTJ||M.O.R.E. make new brackets for this type of swap, there are a few others out there as well.|
|05-06-2008 12:38 PM|
|simpsonsdotcom||what else will i need to put the axle into my tj? does anyplace make new spring perches and shock mounts or should i just try to reuse old ones or make them?|
|05-06-2008 12:34 PM|
|simpsonsdotcom||thanks for the info i am not going with the f150 axle due to the lug pattern and width. but i think im going to go with the one for $150 becuase its well $150|
|05-06-2008 11:47 AM|
|whitebuffalo||the f150 one will be wider also, i beleive|
|05-06-2008 10:55 AM|
the 8.8 can have drums and still be 31 spline.
of course you want disc brakes though.
|05-06-2008 12:05 AM|
I believe that Explorer's with disc breaks are the ones with 31 spline axles... and yes, small Ford trucks have 5x4.5 wheel bolt patterns.
The F150, I believe has 5x5.5 but am unsure... running adapters would be the same as running a wheel spacer, which is something I myself would prefer not to do.
|05-05-2008 11:59 PM|
ford 8.8 question
I am about to buy a ford 8.8. There are two that I am looking at...
The first is from a 1994 Ford Explorer, it is an 8.8" with 3.73 gears and the factory limited slip. It has the 31 spline axle shafts, and has drum brakes. This one is said to have the 5x4.5 bolt pattern is this true? It is $150.
The second is from a 1995 F150 it has all new brakes, bearings, seals, new Yukon 4.56 gears, and Lok-Rite locker. I believe this has a 5x5.5 bolt pattern am I correct? How big of a deal is an adapter to the jeep pattern? This one is $400.
Which would you get?