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12-06-2008 10:29 PM
flattietj that light bar will get ripped off on your first rollover
12-06-2008 12:36 AM
catfish Man thank you guys so much, i have found someone that does this type of work on jeeps in my area, not on everything i'm gonna do with it at this point but i will try to get some pics along the way to show how it is coming along. again thanks for all the help.
12-05-2008 03:50 PM
Coyote_94YJ
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Originally Posted by flattietj View Post
and while your in there you might as well get a disconnect eliminator and a tj long shaft to eliminate the constant problem
Yes. x2
12-05-2008 03:47 PM
flattietj and while your in there you might as well get a disconnect eliminator and a tj long shaft to eliminate the constant problem
12-05-2008 03:41 PM
flattietj details details......hes right...you need those too
12-05-2008 03:39 PM
Coyote_94YJ
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Originally Posted by flattietj View Post
maybe you can get somebody on here that is regearing to send you their old gears....u need reverse rotation 4:10s for the front end
He'll also need a carrier and install kit.
12-05-2008 03:25 PM
flattietj maybe you can get somebody on here that is regearing to send you their old gears....u need reverse rotation 4:10s for the front end
12-05-2008 02:59 PM
Coyote_94YJ Yes you can pull the front driveline and use it that way for a while. I did for about 3 months.
12-05-2008 02:49 PM
catfish Thank you all so much for walking me through this, i think i have a better understanding of this now, i think i can get a hold of a 8.8 fairly cheap with 4:10's in it already, and i found someone to do the mod for me, so until i get the 4:10 gears for the front i can just take out the front drive line (just to be on the safe side) and drive it like that can't i? i have a son that drives it sometimes so i don't want to leave the drive line in for him to brake something in the front.
12-05-2008 02:44 PM
Coyote_94YJ
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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo View Post
correct.

3.07s is pretty tall on 33s. 3.73 8.8s are a dime a dozen...you can find em with 4.10s too though. iirc i paid around 500 for gears and install kits on my axles......paid a buddy a couple hundred to set them up.

for the driveline, theres an adaptor that bolts up to the 8.8 pinion flange that adapts it to a 1310 ujoint. it was cheap....40 bux maybe?
Yes, 3.07 and 33's .......For a bit I ran 3.07 on 38's. Didn't hit 4th gear till 65-70mph.

Believe it or not when I picked up my 8.8 I asked for the flange off the driveline from the exploder and it fit right onto my existing driveline. No adapter just the ford oem flange for free with the 8.8.
12-05-2008 02:36 PM
whitebuffalo
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Originally Posted by flattietj View Post
by saying that you wont have to touch it he means that you will have to regear it.....no fab work....just gears
correct.

3.07s is pretty tall on 33s. 3.73 8.8s are a dime a dozen...you can find em with 4.10s too though. iirc i paid around 500 for gears and install kits on my axles......paid a buddy a couple hundred to set them up.

for the driveline, theres an adaptor that bolts up to the 8.8 pinion flange that adapts it to a 1310 ujoint. it was cheap....40 bux maybe?
12-05-2008 01:43 PM
catfish also what about the driveline using the 8.8?
12-05-2008 01:41 PM
catfish so what do i do about the front end?
12-05-2008 01:39 PM
flattietj would be a wast of time really.......you would be setting ur self up for another busted rearend in the future especially if you ever wheel it.....i think it would be worth putting an 8.8 in there
12-05-2008 01:35 PM
catfish thank you so much, could i just find a d35 rear end with 4:10's or are they hard to find? and then just re gear the front to 4:10
12-05-2008 01:30 PM
flattietj 4:10s would probably do it.......if you dd it i wouldnt consider much lower or you will tach out before you hit 65.....i run 5:13s and 39s and go 70 mph while my speedo says i go 55.......consult one of those charts in the magazines.....itll get you in the ballpark......if you get an 8.8 just make sure it is a 31spline disc brake set up......should be no more than 250
12-05-2008 01:27 PM
catfish yeah when i hit a hill i loose 5th gear all together, i have a straight 6 in it. but just driving around up to 50 to 60 i have all kinds of power.
12-05-2008 01:24 PM
flattietj do you run out of power....technically u should be able to go faster with a taller gear but it takes more power to get there
12-05-2008 01:20 PM
catfish yeah the tach is off i know, but it does only go about 60 to 65 with the 3:07's in it, was just wondering if the lower gears will fix this.
12-05-2008 01:16 PM
flattietj your top speed on your speedometer may not be correct due o the increase in tires size.....the lower gears will help with the power to go faster but they also fight you by making your engine spin at a higher rpm.....will this be a dd or just a toy.....im guessin since you wanna go 65 then you like to drive on the road....u should check your speed by radar or gps or something to see how fast you are actually goiong
12-05-2008 01:12 PM
catfish The reason i'm gonna go to a 4:10 or lower is because i'm running 33"s on it now and top speed is about 60 to 65 mph, but the rear end went out and so i thought i would try to correct this top end speed problem and from what i have been told the lower gear would help with that. is this true?
12-05-2008 01:08 PM
flattietj just regear it to match......what tires r u gonna run.....u can get a 4:10 8.8 and regear the front to 4:10s and be fine up to even 35s.....you will be slightly under geared but be ok......or you can regear both to 4:88 with that being the lowest you can go on the d30......
12-05-2008 01:05 PM
catfish ok so if i go wit the 8.8 what do i do about the front end? i'm new to this stuff.
12-05-2008 01:02 PM
flattietj how far from cinci.....ive got a buddy that owns a jeep junkyard in that area tht can hook u up with 44s if you want though i think the 8.8 swap would be easier and cheaper
12-05-2008 12:56 PM
catfish western ky, around greenville area
12-05-2008 12:44 PM
flattietj where in ky are you located?
12-05-2008 12:42 PM
flattietj by saying that you wont have to touch it he means that you will have to regear it.....no fab work....just gears
12-05-2008 12:38 PM
catfish
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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo View Post
just to clarify what has already been said.

you can swap to a dana 44 out of an XJ (there was a narrow window here of rear 44s). that would be more or less a straight swap, but good luck finding one.

you could swap front and rear to whatever the hell you want, obviously this will cost more

you could swap to a ford 8.8 out of an explorer. this will require a little welding, but your factory wheels will work, you dont have to touch the front, they're fairly cheap (~$250) and plenty beefy.
what do you mean i don't have to touch the front, i have a d35 in rear with 3:07's and 3:07's in front, so your saying if i get the 8.8 i don't have to do anything to front?
12-05-2008 12:37 PM
flattietj i ran an 8.8 for 3 years and loved it....i only broke one shaft and that was thrashing in the rock quarry at the badlands......if you are sprung under the spring perches line up believe it or not......at least they did on a yj we did last winter.....
ohio prices
8.8=150-200
mini spool=80
new calipers and rotors=50
misc.=100
new rearend for about 500 that can handle some pretty big tires.....i ran 36s and i have seen them hold 38s with no breakage.....to bad u didnt post this sooner we just yanked a set in favor of 60s and sold them with detroit lockers 4:10s for 700
12-05-2008 12:30 PM
whitebuffalo just to clarify what has already been said.

you can swap to a dana 44 out of an XJ (there was a narrow window here of rear 44s). that would be more or less a straight swap, but good luck finding one.

you could swap front and rear to whatever the hell you want, obviously this will cost more

you could swap to a ford 8.8 out of an explorer. this will require a little welding, but your factory wheels will work, you dont have to touch the front, they're fairly cheap (~$250) and plenty beefy.
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