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10-15-2013 02:58 PM
fourty4magjr LIFT IS DONE!!! 8.8 is in and 33s are on! Pictures to follow. My rear axle is having a hard time centering and my drivers side tire rubs on the coil spring perch or whatever it's called... Not much adjustment left in my track bar and don't want to adjust it to the point whee there's only a couple threads holding it in place... Any suggestions?
09-29-2013 12:22 PM
fourty4magjr Brackets are on the 8.8 we are going to test fit it and we also found out that the lift has to go in at the same time... Duh! Never crossed my mind. But anyway lift and 8.8 should be in the saterday after next. Super excited lol hope I don't run into to many snags.
09-27-2013 10:18 AM
fourty4magjr Going to have to pull the 35 out of the jeep to get the angle measurements from it. There is no room to fit the angle finder to find the brackets angles... Was hoping to have it in the jeep on saterday but doesn't look like that is going to happen this week.
09-26-2013 11:08 PM
fourty4magjr Got a little more metal prep done tonight but going to have to pull the 35 out before we can weld can't get any measurements from it it's to cramped under the jeep for the angle finder.
09-26-2013 12:07 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by All Terrain TJ View Post
Looking good! What did you use to weld the tubes to the housing? It appears I will be building my 8.8 after all. No luck on an affordable D44. I moved up to 35" MTRs so my D35c is on death watch. Which bracket set are you using?
I am not doing the welding myself so idk what my buddy used to weld it to the housing. But as for the brackets I ordered them from mad4wd it's just their tj bracket set. TJ Wrangler Rear Axle Bracket Kit [Axle Kit-TJ] - $199.00 : Mad 4 Wheel Drive. They seem to be pretty good! Although one of the welds on one of the coil spring perches is pretty bad (must have been a Monday when they put them together). I'll post a pic later to show ya. Nothing major
09-26-2013 06:03 AM
All Terrain JK Looking good! What did you use to weld the tubes to the housing? It appears I will be building my 8.8 after all. No luck on an affordable D44. I moved up to 35" MTRs so my D35c is on death watch. Which bracket set are you using?
09-25-2013 08:26 PM
fourty4magjr Can't forget the pics!
09-25-2013 08:24 PM
fourty4magjr Finally getting somewhere took forever but finally got some work done with the 8.8! It's cleaned up, brakets are cut off, and axle tubes are welded to the housing! Next step is getting some measurements from my dana35 and setting the angle. Then we weld er up and install tom woods driveshaft and sye kit. Then the lift and tires go in!!!
08-23-2013 08:42 PM
fourty4magjr Ok so question about my ford 8.8. What do I do about the sway bar. Do I use the brackets that are on the ford 8.8 and use the tjs sway bar? Or what?
08-13-2013 11:09 PM
fourty4magjr Still looking for an 8.8. Finding them is no problem but when you are looking for 4.10 and limited slip it becomes a huge chore. People who have em just don't junk em. I found one with 203k miles on it for 250 plus core so 300. To many miles for my liking... Wish I had the budget for a locker for the damn thing. Would make this search a lot easier lol.
08-04-2013 07:40 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by All Terrain TJ View Post
The fabrication is not an issue to me. My reasons are the physical characteristics of the axle. I'd rather not change my 35 for an axle that is narrower, has less ground clearance, and a substantially offset pinion. I'm not trash talking the 8.8, I may still use it, but I'm also looking for other options.
. It's not that much narrower it's only like a 1/4 inch on each side but yeah I understand what your saying.
08-03-2013 04:44 PM
All Terrain JK The fabrication is not an issue to me. My reasons are the physical characteristics of the axle. I'd rather not change my 35 for an axle that is narrower, has less ground clearance, and a substantially offset pinion. I'm not trash talking the 8.8, I may still use it, but I'm also looking for other options.
08-03-2013 02:47 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by techflork View Post
isn't an 8.8 cheaper and stronger than a D44?
Yes it is, but you have to be able to weld and all that junk to be able to run one and it's a lot of work that some people would rather not deal with. I have thought about saving and forking up the extra cash for a 44 jut because its relitivaly easy to instal
08-03-2013 01:18 PM
techflork
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I have an 8.8 sitting in my garage. For the last couple of months I've been debating whether or not to use it. I'm not in a big hurry so I'm going to continue to look for D44.
isn't an 8.8 cheaper and stronger than a D44?
08-03-2013 06:47 AM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by Leslee View Post
Thank you very much for this info it worked perfect, If you were here I would give ya a hug..it smelled up the place with burning rubber,but other then that it went sweet. what a different feel in that control arm, it twist`s real nice now. looking forward to my control arms next.. Again Thank You, All Terrain TJ ..
You're welcome I'm glad it helped. Mineral spirits will get the black goo of your hole saw.

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Originally Posted by fourty4magjr View Post
I'm still waiting on the 8.8 I found one in pretty good condition for 250 lol but haven't had te means of gettin it home :/ maybe a week or so more of getting odds and ends together.
I have an 8.8 sitting in my garage. For the last couple of months I've been debating whether or not to use it. I'm not in a big hurry so I'm going to continue to look for D44.
08-02-2013 10:37 PM
fourty4magjr I'm still waiting on the 8.8 I found one in pretty good condition for 250 lol but haven't had te means of gettin it home :/ maybe a week or so more of getting odds and ends together.
08-01-2013 11:59 PM
trailtrekkin98 Subbed. Looking forward to the build, and congratulations man. I've been longing to upgrade mine for three years but can never seem to save the money haha
08-01-2013 07:10 PM
Leslee
Front JJ`s on Axle Tube

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Originally Posted by All Terrain TJ View Post
I cut the rubber out with a holesaw then carefully scored the metal bushing on two sides with a sawsall. Then used a punch to collapse the bushing. I detail the whole install in my build thread near the end.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/marc...-221479-2.html
Thank you very much for this info it worked perfect, If you were here I would give ya a hug..it smelled up the place with burning rubber,but other then that it went sweet. what a different feel in that control arm, it twist`s real nice now. looking forward to my control arms next.. Again Thank You, All Terrain TJ ..
07-24-2013 08:44 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by techflork View Post
woah I thought I dumped a load of money in the jeep this summer I'm getting this kit someday but I decided to go metalcloaks and 33's instead. Still interested in your install though!
Lol yeah it isn't cheap! But hey it will e one bad ass machine when it's all said and done. And trust me ill will be posting pictures and any problems I have come across when I get it all done right now I just have the control arms done and the antirock sway bar.
07-24-2013 05:16 PM
techflork woah I thought I dumped a load of money in the jeep this summer I'm getting this kit someday but I decided to go metalcloaks and 33's instead. Still interested in your install though!
07-24-2013 10:21 AM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by Leslee View Post
Well I bought the Savvy kit for the front axle housing. I tried like heck to get that rubber snubber out of that ear on the housing,but no luck.how is it done,please help..Thank You..
I cut the rubber out with a holesaw then carefully scored the metal bushing on two sides with a sawsall. Then used a punch to collapse the bushing. I detail the whole install in my build thread near the end.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/marc...-221479-2.html
07-24-2013 09:43 AM
Leslee
savvy kit

Well I bought the Savvy kit for the front axle housing. I tried like heck to get that rubber snubber out of that ear on the housing,but no luck.how is it done,please help..Thank You..
07-23-2013 05:15 PM
fourty4magjr Well still waiting on the coils and going to raush creek the begging of next week so looks like I'm going with the 2 inch bb lift that was on the jeep when I bought it and a set of savvy double adjustable control arms lol. Won't be able to get the regear and rest of the lift done in time. Plus once I get the 8.8 I have get some measurements and have a tom woods driveshaft and SYE sent my way and wait on that... The plan was to have it all done and ready to go to rausch creek... Oh well! Just a quick update on the status of my lift!
07-14-2013 06:36 PM
fourty4magjr Ha I'm looking for a diagram of where to mount the hardware on the 8.8 is all just want an idea so i can have it close and marked before i have someone weld. yeah I got an email back right away and he said currie is sending the rear coils on Friday... Grr gotta wait even longer. Gonna suck running the 33s for a week or two on just the 2 inch I have on right now lol.
07-14-2013 03:24 PM
tailhole My bad. Forgot you were fabing up a rear end
07-14-2013 12:04 PM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by tailhole View Post
Going to want to move the rear upper spring seat back a little. And done forget your bump stops.

Also after you adjust your pinion your shock is going to hit the lower spring pad. I just cut a notch out on mine.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are saying. Wouldn't you align the bottom spring perch with the top one during setup. If so wouldn't the shock clear the lower perch? My 8.8 is still awaiting fab work but that is how I am planning on setting it up. Maybe I'm missing something.
07-14-2013 11:12 AM
tailhole Going to want to move the rear upper spring seat back a little. And done forget your bump stops.

Also after you adjust your pinion your shock is going to hit the lower spring pad. I just cut a notch out on mine.
07-14-2013 10:31 AM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by fourty4magjr View Post
Are there any digram for mounting the tj hardware on an 8.8? I also think savvy forgot to send my rear coils... Uh those are kind of important lol. Going to be giving them a call on Tuesday unless they answer emails everyday
What hardware are you needing diagrams for? Is it the lift or to weld the mounts on the axle?
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Gerald chimes back in this thread. Savvy has great customer service.
07-14-2013 09:00 AM
fourty4magjr Are there any digram for mounting the tj hardware on an 8.8? I also think savvy forgot to send my rear coils... Uh those are kind of important lol. Going to be giving them a call on Tuesday unless they answer emails everyday
07-10-2013 10:42 PM
fourty4magjr Looks like I'm going to have to make a photobucket account so I can get all the pics up s
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