|10-23-2014 04:14 PM|
|hoprocket||First oil change on new 8.8 today . So far the first 500 miles on this thing is fricken cool real happy with the work I did|
|10-23-2014 01:41 PM|
|Jaxon1023||Nice looks great!|
|10-22-2014 04:13 PM|
|Digger84||Looks great thanks for sharing|
|10-22-2014 03:47 PM|
Ford 8.8 when I bought it:
Ford 8.8 when I was finished with it
Installed under the Jeep:
The 8.8 having different gear ratio, needed to do something abt the front end as well. Since it was cheaper to simply swap the entire axle rather than regearing, I decided to look for a used Dana 30 with right ratio. Found a XJ HP one
HP Dana 30 when I bought it:
When I was finished with it:
For somebody who really doesn't know much abt Jeeps or cars in general.....I think I can be pretty proud on the work done & the result
|10-11-2014 09:21 PM|
Threw on a riddler diff cover
|10-08-2014 06:29 AM|
|O_M_Jeep||If you read the thread there are a few answers to this question.|
|10-07-2014 05:06 PM|
|hoprocket||Thanks will stay with 80/90 w and change at 500 miles|
|10-06-2014 11:59 PM|
|Jaxon1023||GEAR OIL: THESE AXLES ARE SHIPPED WITH ASSEMBLY LUBE ONLY. FAILURE TO ADD GEAR OIL WILL CAUSE IMMEDIATE FAILURE AND BE VERY EVIDENT. ALWAYS FILL FROM FACTORY FILL HOLE NOT AFTERMARKET COVER FILL HOLE. We recommend Lucas 85w/140 gear oil, Lucas 80w/90 gear oil is also acceptable. We do not recommend synthetic fluids. IF you have a factory limited slip or any clutch style limited slip a limited slip additive will need to be added. TRANS-X makes a good additive that is available at any auto parts store and we also have it available for purchase.|
|10-06-2014 11:58 PM|
|Jaxon1023||500 miles and I read on ECGS that synthetic gets to thin with heat|
|10-06-2014 04:15 PM|
|10-06-2014 04:12 PM|
|hoprocket||Ryan I will try and get a better photo of my axles cables after it stops raining to show you where mine are|
|10-06-2014 04:07 PM|
Just finish install of my 8.8 and love it . Went in so easy and braking is better . One question how long or how many miles should I let it go before first oil change in rear end ?? I thought I read 500 miles and is it worth it to go with synthetic oil ??
|10-03-2014 09:50 PM|
|Ryan Angela||Hoping someone can help me out here. I'm getting ready to install my ZJ parking brake cables, and I cant seem to find the route. Does anyone have a pic of their completed set up showing the cable route?|
|10-03-2014 09:31 AM|
|Ryan Angela||Absolutely. Just about all the information you'll need starts on the first page of this very thread. It's a lot to take in, don't rush through.|
|10-03-2014 09:22 AM|
|8505jeeper||Is there anything you should look for when considering buying an 8.8 axle? I've found some pretty cheap but I'm new to this so I'm not exactly sure what to look for.|
|09-30-2014 06:11 AM|
After a lot of work mine is ready to go under the Jeep
And how it looks now:
Hope to pick it up in few days with the new axle installed and all checks needed for road legal use done.
|09-27-2014 10:17 PM|
|Stephen Taylor||Awesome thanks. I'll be starting this project shortly and I'll have pics of the build and the finished project.|
|09-27-2014 08:29 PM|
That's the same set up I recently finished. Fits well. The 8.8 is slightly narrower than the d35 it replaced, but I already had wheel spacers. The only questionable area on mine, in terms of fitment, is the Ruffstuff diff cover. At full or near full bump, it rubs my gas tank skid very slightly. It's only enough to rub the dirt off, but I haven't got serious with it yet either.
My e-brake cables, that's what I'm struggling with right now. I have ordered a set of ZJ cables, I'll see what I can make of it when they show up.
|09-27-2014 07:11 PM|
I now have my ford 8.8 and I'm looking into a truss kit with all the needed brackets. I am currently using the RC 2" lift and my goal
Is to run a 33" tire with my existing lift an flat tubed steel fenders. With the 8.8 with the truss kit fit with only a 2" lift?
|09-17-2014 05:28 AM|
|Jaxon1023||Mine worked perfect|
|09-14-2014 08:56 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||They are pretty darn long. I had no issues with 3"|
|09-14-2014 08:51 PM|
|O_M_Jeep||I'm curious if the e-brake cables will work with a 4"+ lift|
|09-14-2014 08:25 PM|
|Jaxon1023||Yep that's it|
|09-14-2014 07:06 PM|
Link to the kit
|09-14-2014 06:15 PM|
|09-14-2014 06:14 PM|
Got mine all welded up with 4.88 Yukon gears and spartan locker.
|08-06-2014 10:31 PM|
|Sheklikak||I guess I didn't know the answer|
|08-06-2014 10:25 PM|
Plug the stock hole with weld. Drill and tap a hole on top of the diff and screw the old breather plug in.
Yes you will notice it. Add a taller coil or spacer to the front or add some weight to the rear in the form of a bumper or tool box. Or lighten the front somehow to help.
|08-06-2014 03:17 PM|
I already know how I sound, spazzy, but I'll ask anyway. Just some background; I wheeled with a D30/35 set up on 31's. A rougher trail than anticipated resulted in my TJ being towed home. It was just a bent main in the TC, but one thing lead to another and about 8k later I have several mods including the Ford 8.8. One special thing that I noticed is that the jeep sits like a 70's hot rod, all jacked up in the back.
Now I know that the 8.8 sits the frame about 5/8" to 3/4" higher (depending on who you talk to) but I feel my 6yr old RC budget lift springs are sagging. I was thinking 3.5" MC dual rate springs for it's smooth ride and I don't want to add a coil spacer to equal the jeep out.
My question is (and I think I already know the answer) will I really notice the slightly higher back end?
|08-06-2014 03:14 PM|
Probably a dumb question but.... I've been lurking here but am finally starting to fully assemble my own 8.8 for the install.
When lining up the truss kit we had to block the stock breather. Is there a preferred size or location for that or is it just as simple as a hole I can run a tube to? What about some of the "not used by a TJ" bolt holes on the top of the pumpkin, can I just drill that out and run a 1/4"npt there?
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