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11-12-2012 08:50 PM
jcol Haha your plan sounds amazing, hope it goes well
11-12-2012 08:48 PM
sjones26573 Nice choice. I'm building an 8.8 at the moment as well, also a Waggy 44, with chromo shafts and 3-linked front suspension, with both axles trussed turning Hutchinson beadlocks with 37" MTZ's. That's the plan anyway.
11-12-2012 07:06 PM
dezertrat84 ^^^^^^welcome to life......
11-12-2012 05:45 PM
Originally Posted by Derp
I'm in the same boat. My company is cutting hours and I'm fighting to tread water. Lifes not easy but we all have to use that as motivation.
Amen to that brother
11-12-2012 05:13 PM
richsipe Awesome, good luck. Will keep an eye on your progress. Let us know when you are heading down the road again how much it ended up running you. I have a D35 with a Detroit Locker, Lift, and 33's so the time bomb is ticking. Just trying to figure out how much to save!
11-12-2012 05:08 PM
Derp I'm in the same boat. My company is cutting hours and I'm fighting to tread water. Lifes not easy but we all have to use that as motivation.
11-12-2012 05:01 PM
jcol Hahah at least you're working buddy I can barely get 20 hours a week but hey nobody's life is easy so ill quit bitching
11-12-2012 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by jcol View Post
I'm in college so money is extremely tight.
Hey, I am working full time, married with two kids with a mortgage...graduated from College 20 years is extremely tight. LOL
11-12-2012 04:44 PM
jcol Go for it man. It's a fun swap. So far
11-12-2012 04:41 PM
beaureed445 I just found an 8.8 for sale here for $175. Owner has already cut off all stock brackets, ready to weld on new ones. Came out of an '00 Explorer. I'm seriously thinking about making the swap.
11-12-2012 04:35 PM
jcol Not really sure how to do hard brake lines on the 8.8 or where to get cheap calipers any ideas?
11-11-2012 06:28 PM
jcol Yea I got 373 in the front too. I'm not totally stock I've got a rough country 2.5 in lift but as far as car projects go this is by far the most in depth one I have ever taken on. I cut everything off and grinded it up pretty good today Dropped out the d35 yesterday. I'm waiting for some more cash to come in before I can score the brackets and brakes. I'm in college so money is extremely tight.
11-11-2012 06:11 PM
dezertrat84 Junk yards usually have half off day.that's what I'm waiting for.
11-11-2012 06:09 PM
dezertrat84 Yes...d30 up front d44 in the rear 3: 73
11-11-2012 05:34 PM
vballspen Crazy my buddy just had his spider gears explode in his d35 and bought a 8.8 with the exact same set up for 100. Brackets, brakes, and install is putting him some where in the range of 800.

Thought he was going to be the only stock tj with an 8.8 in the rear.

do you already have 3.73 in the front?
11-11-2012 04:37 PM
dezertrat84 Oh...i didn't see that...that's gonna be a nice upgrade.

I've got d44 with limited slip but with drums.I'm not sure if i want to do a disk conversion or go with what you just got. Sounds like your 200 dollar 8.8 would be cheaper...keep track of how much it cost till you done.
11-11-2012 04:32 PM
jcol I did it has the discs
11-11-2012 04:30 PM
dezertrat84 bad you didn't get one out of an explorer....disk brakes...
11-11-2012 04:26 PM
jcol It's going on my 98 TJ my d35 blew up so I went out and scored this 8.8. My plans are leaving the internals the same. On a tight budget. Basically just throw the brackets on get some breaks and bolt it up
11-11-2012 04:18 PM
dezertrat84 Sweet..what's the plans...what is it going on.
11-11-2012 03:57 PM
Ford 8.8 build

I scored an 8.8 at the junkyard for 200 with a 3.73 limited slip. Here's the work so far.

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