|03-06-2007 10:29 PM|
|scubasteve8889||Nah, forget the d44's , this guy lives 4 hours away, i dont even need that full spool, Who knows what condition those d44's are in, And i dont even want a detroit locker in the first place. I am just going to get the Ford 8.8 for $250, But this wont be a problem with the u joints i have on the custom drive shaft i have from tom woods, will it?|
|03-06-2007 06:57 PM|
|scubasteve8889||So should i just get that then, i wont have to get any super kits? He seems to have a deal there...|
|03-06-2007 04:48 PM|
|03-06-2007 04:43 PM|
|03-06-2007 01:21 PM|
And if you found an 8.8 for $250 then snag it. It's about as cheap as you are going to find one. You can gaurantee if it has disk brakes that it's a 31 spline version.
|03-06-2007 08:11 AM|
|scubasteve8889||Ok, but if i get an OX Locker set up i will not have a minispool right? It is Manualy cable shifted in and out of lock right???? By the way I found and 8.8 in a salvage yard near-by, I brought the guy down to $250, is that resonable?|
|03-06-2007 07:12 AM|
a mini spool replaces your spider gears and makes your axle locked all the time. It does not unlock. It has been my experience that there is so much slop in the ford axle that the mini spool won't stay seated on the cross shaft and will toast itself repeatedly.
A mini spool is similar to welding your spider gears together. That's what I did and daily drove it for a year or so. My rear axle was stretched out so I think I got away with more but I didn't mind it besides the extra tire wear.
|03-05-2007 11:55 PM|
|scubasteve8889||I still dont know what a mini spool is, Is it a type of locker?|
|03-05-2007 10:26 PM|
|mrbigjeep||i know someone that lives near me that put in an 8.8 and i believe his was a mini spool and he said the tire comes off the ground on turns|
|03-05-2007 10:20 PM|
A mini spool would be fine if it's a trail rig only. But a definite no no if you are driving it on the road.
Give your local junk yards a call. I've been able to find both 3.73 and 4.10's for between 250 to 400 out here. There's also a version with a Limited slip in it. If you are looking to lock it up anyway I'd just stay away from that one as it's in the 400 range.
|03-05-2007 09:55 PM|
if you stay on the pavement all the time, it MIGHT last ... if you venture into man-land, you will be get very good at changing out D30 and D35 shafts, very quickly.
|03-05-2007 09:52 PM|
|MR.CLIFFORD||Some differentials require a different case(carrier) for different gear ratios. The ford axle does not. A mini spool doesn't matter if you go with the ox locker. The axle tubes are pressed into the housing and then plug welded. It is alright for daily driving exploders but not for rock crawling. The axle tubes like to spin inside the housing which can lead to failure. A simple bead around the axle tube welding it to the housing is a great suggestion for keeping your newly found purchase under your rig.|
|03-05-2007 09:48 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:44 PM|
Yep, it was also hard for me to find one with 4.10s. Which won't be enough gearing to run your 37s.
1.) There is no carrier break on the 8.8 so the case will still work no matter which gear set you choose.
2.) The only locker I would consider with a ford axle is a detroit. Spider replacements aren't all that happy. Mini spools are a nono.
3.) Be sure to weld the tubes to the housing. Plugged axle tubes suck! Period.
|03-05-2007 09:41 PM|
|scubasteve8889||So im looking for an 8.8 with 4:10 gearing and disk brakes|
|03-05-2007 09:38 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:36 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:34 PM|
what tires are those? mickey t's?
|03-05-2007 09:24 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:21 PM|
I'll roll with you on that. From the research we did on it before we did the last one it's kind of like the TJ's that have a 44 in them. Other than the Rubicon it's kind of a crap shoot as to what has what.
I agree with you on the C-Clip. I've never seen one break either.
|03-05-2007 09:18 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:12 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:09 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:09 PM|
|MR.CLIFFORD||No, because you shouldn't put the drum brake axle under your jeep|
|03-05-2007 09:08 PM|
|03-05-2007 09:07 PM|
|scubasteve8889||So i have my priorities straight, Its not absolutely necesarry to get a super 8.8 kit....1)Get super 30 kit for front axle. 2)Get ford 8.8 rear axle 3)buy and install 37's and gears at the same time.4) possibly get lockers for axles|
|03-05-2007 09:07 PM|
I would do waggy 44s and weld on new perches. Gonna be your best bang for the buck and pretty easy to install compared to a TJ setup
|03-05-2007 09:04 PM|
|scubasteve8889||i have the 4.0 94 sahara, i think i do have the 4:10, By the way, im reading here that some 8.8's come with disc brakes, does it matter if i get drum or disk?|
|03-05-2007 09:01 PM|
Hell bro, I have no idea what your gear ratio is. If you have the 4.2 6 cylinder you could have 3.07, 3.54 or 3.73. If you have the 4 cylinder then odds are it's 4.10.
Yes, if your gear ratio's don't match you can still drive it, but you will need to remove your front driveshaft.
|03-05-2007 08:57 PM|
|scubasteve8889||well what is the stock gear ratio for my YJ i want to get an 8.8 with the same gear ratio for the time being before i get the 37"s, But if this turns out to be not possible if i do install the 8.8 with different ratio than in the front, i can still drive my jeep but just not in 4WD correct?|
|This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|