|01-22-2011 08:41 PM|
|SurfNaked2010||i need to learn how to weld lol i wanna build an 8.8 for my tj|
|01-22-2011 12:31 AM|
|ipath68||Did you ever finish it?|
|12-19-2010 06:17 AM|
Hi cousins Jeepers from USA !
I live in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
It is a lot of time that I follow all the nice threads in this wonderful website!
I have a 97 TJ 4.0 and I found a nice 8.8 from a 98 Explorer.
My question is this:
I have the LPG tank under the car in the back of the Dana 35 Axle.
Now there are 95 mm (3.74" 3" 3/4) between the cover and the tank.
Is there enough space for the 8.8?
I've already a 2.5" OME lift and I'm planning to put a 1" Body lift.
|02-09-2010 05:36 PM|
|Bignuke||Enough fighting ladies... How is this build going.. After a year??|
|03-07-2009 08:24 PM|
|jeepjeep||in my garage with lots on light/cement floor oh and its 80 degree's. i couldn't get anything done today cause i was wave jumping in the ocean, lol.|
|03-07-2009 05:26 PM|
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|03-07-2009 12:52 AM|
|flattietj||just for fun i would like to mention that when i swapped an 8.8 into my tj it took a little over 6 hours to mock up the axle...put on a lift kit and drive home.....quit slacking|
|03-06-2009 04:36 PM|
|64panhead||well after a long time away im back, i had a lot going on|
|02-06-2009 11:02 PM|
just to add....trusses are especially good to add to an 8.8 install b/c the axle tubes are known for twisting in the housing where the welds break loose...the truss will tie both axle tubes and the housing together
|02-06-2009 09:28 PM|
|64panhead||just piced up all my brake stuff for the 8.8 and ordered a rokmen riddler diff cover|
|01-17-2009 10:50 AM|
|64panhead||sorry bout no updates but its been around -20f forthe past week and i dont have any heat other than a space heater in the garage so it makes it kinda hard. anyways it got up to 9f today so i hope to be able to go out and do something to it|
|12-29-2008 07:17 PM|
|Felsengleiskette||let's see the candy! where you at now?|
|12-21-2008 10:50 AM|
|64panhead||just an update i got another lower link done last night, it was negative 4 so i got that done and said thats enough|
|12-15-2008 04:09 PM|
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|12-14-2008 12:31 PM|
|Felsengleiskette||well i plan on putting a ram assist steering so i'll have to truss the front?|
|12-14-2008 08:45 AM|
|64panhead||a truss stringthens the entire assemblyi dont have anypics yet of mine google a search for axle trusses and you will see. they are very usefull for mounting things to like link suspentions steering assist rams and are almost a nessesity for swaping anything into a tj other than a factory 30 or 44. as far as yours goes you can swap a 8.8 into a yj in a weekend im not kidding|
|12-14-2008 01:04 AM|
|Felsengleiskette||this is a sweet thread. nice job! i'll have 2 fly ya out to michigan to help w/ my 8.8!lol. but i must admit i have no clue what a truss is (other than in construction) are they good to have on all platforms? like my leaf sprung sua set-up? what do they do?|
|12-13-2008 08:39 PM|
|jpdocdave||me to brotha, hard to get that motivated.|
|12-13-2008 08:08 PM|
|64panhead||it was -19f today and its been below 0f for the past week and i dont have heat in my garage so needless to say i havent got much done|
|12-07-2008 09:03 PM|
|64panhead||i will pick up the new spool tomorrow along with an exchange on the oxygen tank, then i will get working on the lower link brackets|
|12-07-2008 08:09 PM|
|GrnTJ||Keep it up dude, this thing is gonna be awesome when your done! Nice work with the jig, gonna make things way easier on you for bracket placement. Hope you get that other spool of wire soon so you can get it finished and provide more pics|
|12-07-2008 07:08 PM|
update on my project. the other day i got all measurements and pinion angle. so i cut off all the brackets and moved my jig over to my new axle centered it and started on the shock mounts. let me tell you that the d35 is a tiny thing compared to the 8.8, it took some fitting back and forth between the torches and grinder to get them square but in the end the bolts slide threw like nothing now. here are a couple of pics of the brackets and the jig. the right side is done but then i ran out of wire and couldnt finnish the left. funny thing is i have a new 10lb spool in the box at my dads shop.
|12-01-2008 11:42 AM|
|flattietj||i posted up a long time ago on this about the disc brake rearends and i probably agree wiht you on the discs since the 8.8 disc brakes are a joke.....the pads are only like 1.5"s wide....ive had much better braking out of my ford 9" drums|
|11-28-2008 11:20 PM|
tonight i got the old dana 35 on the bench to start building the jig to relocate the link brackets to the ford 8.8. i made the jig out of 1/2in rebar and 5/16in rod with pipe for the link locations. the first pic is a little fuzzy but it overall turned out good. let me know what you think
|11-21-2008 10:29 PM|
its been real cold up here in almost friggin canada but with the help of a fuel oil space heater and a propane powered jet heater, i was able to get the old axle out of my jeep you know its funny how easily a jeep will sh!t a dana 35 out the back. it took exactly an hout to get it out. here is a couple of pics.
anyone need a rustys offroad skid for a dana 35
|11-12-2008 06:31 AM|
|64panhead||i did use a torch on it to pre heat the assembly before i welded it|
|11-12-2008 12:25 AM|
Tacking the tubes on an 8.8 is always a good idea. I have have actually seen a tube spin in one.
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