|01-14-2015 10:55 AM|
|GoldenSahara00||I don't think you will need that. I have 3.75" and I'm fine. I actually have spacers front nothing rear on 35s with a 30/8.8. I like the width for stability and will do an ultimate 8.8 kit to bring the rear out a little eventually, but it certainly isn't necessary. Check some pics in my build if you want a visual.|
|01-14-2015 09:40 AM|
What backspacing is everyone running with the 8.8?
I currently have 3.75" bs soft 8s, but I had some control arm rubbing with my 33x12.5s, so I went with 1.25" spacers, now going with the 8.8, I want to keep the spacers in the rear to equal the widths, but don't want them up front. I have been looking at some 2" and 3" bs wheels, but the more I think about it the more it seems it shouldn't be necessary.
|01-11-2015 09:56 PM|
slowing coming together my 8.8 and HP 30 both with artec trusses. The 30 was sleeved in C gussets it will get Heim joints pressed in as well. Both are getting 4.88s the front aussie and the rear full detroit. Both will get riddler covers.
|01-11-2015 12:23 AM|
|Ryan Angela||I have a 2.5" suspension lift. We were able to install my 8.8 without an sye a few months ago, but I've already burned up a set of u-joints in under 1k miles. The pinion is offset laterally from the output by quite a bit , so I'm asking a lot of those joints. If this were my dd, I'd have installed an sye by now, but it's on the list.|
|01-10-2015 07:36 PM|
|Medixtj01||So I've read about needing a sye for the 8.8 if you have a suspension lift but can't understand why you do. Is it true that you need one and if so why? For reference I have a 3" suspension lift|
|01-10-2015 06:57 PM|
For a yj get a D44 from an 87-92 XJ or MJ
Or off a V6 2WD Tacoma (Toyota)
Should be about 100 bucks at u pull it
|01-10-2015 06:50 PM|
|Digger84||Yj has leaf springs so tree are easier options|
|01-10-2015 04:49 PM|
|01-05-2015 09:53 PM|
|paulpearson73||My D35 blew apart today and trashed the carrier. I've been told this swap is the way to go. Here's my problem...This is my daily driver and my funds are tight. What's the least amount of mods I would need to do to get my Jeep (91 YJ) back on the road?|
|12-25-2014 10:44 AM|
Has any one used this swap kit? Any thoughts?
kNOw Where 2Jeep Complete Ford 8.8 Install Kit For Wrangler TJ/LJ
|12-23-2014 06:32 PM|
The spec sheet says a '99 Exlorer is 70.2" wide, I'm sure that's overall not footprint.
A '99 Ranger is 69.4" wide.
So I'm going to guess they have the same axle, it wouldn't make sense to have two different width axles for trucks that close in size since ford buys them by the train load.
|12-23-2014 04:21 PM|
|readyakira||What width is a ranger 8.8? Is it the same as the exploder? Got some dibs on a cheap 8.8 out of a ranger and since my spiders are sloppy a swap seems to be better and better everyday!|
|11-24-2014 02:11 PM|
|DeadEyeAkc||Thanks! New to all this, learning as much as I can before I get a jeep in a few months|
|11-24-2014 02:00 PM|
|11-24-2014 01:52 PM|
|DeadEyeAkc||So I've got a question for you Jeep geniuses. I see everyone swap out the stock D35 or D44 rear end because it is too weak for running 35"+ tires. Does anyone swap out their front axle? I figure the front is a D30 so that would mean it is weaker than the rear wouldn't it? Could you maybe take the axle from the rear that you swapped out and stick it in the front? Just a question, I honestly don't know what I'm talking about, just going with the info I have read in my last couple days skimming through the forum.|
|11-20-2014 05:29 PM|
My first thought, why would someone go that far with it, and then decide to walk away from it? Did he discover something that scared him? Did he botch the bracket placement? Just something to think about.
I got my 8.8 from a small used car dealership my wife works at. They send explorers to the scrap yard several times a year. Few bucks for the mech apprentice to cut it out for me. Make friends with a service manager near you and let him know what you're looking for.
|11-20-2014 02:29 PM|
|11-20-2014 10:55 AM|
I've been lookin in Craigslist and this is all I have found. What do you think about it? Or should I go to a junkyard and try to find one? (Haven't done that yet).
|10-23-2014 05:14 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 02:41 PM|
|Jaxon1023||Nice looks great!|
|10-22-2014 05:13 PM|
|Digger84||Looks great thanks for sharing|
|10-22-2014 04:47 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 10:21 PM|
Threw on a riddler diff cover
|10-08-2014 07:29 AM|
|O_M_Jeep||If you read the thread there are a few answers to this question.|
|10-07-2014 06:06 PM|
|hoprocket||Thanks will stay with 80/90 w and change at 500 miles|
|10-07-2014 12:59 AM|
|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.|
|10-07-2014 12:58 AM|
|Jaxon1023||500 miles and I read on ECGS that synthetic gets to thin with heat|
|10-06-2014 05:15 PM|
|10-06-2014 05:12 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 05:07 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 ??
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