|06-01-2007 06:30 PM|
|Iquois||Well, I have a 8.8 sitting in the garage.......it's ready for me. Hope I'm ready for it!!|
|05-31-2007 08:42 PM|
|Hackle||I am glad we could all help, it sounds like you have it all set to go at this point. I will help where I can but it has been 5 years since I have installed an 8.8 and that was not even mine I am sure this group will have plenty of info to help you along.|
|05-31-2007 07:10 PM|
Thanks guys!! You have been a hugh help.
I have found a complete rear end locally. It is a 8.8 with disc brakes, 3.73 gearing and a 45 day warranty. It will be delivered to my house tomorrow. Total price including delivery is $170.
I have ordered the 8.8 conversion kit for $137 and the pinion flange for $40 thru M.O.R.E .
Hopefully this time next week, I will have rear end in and YJ on the road. I am out of town this weekend, so it'll be Monday before I can start tearing old out.
I'm sure when I start, I'll have ?'s, so please check out this thread occasionally..........please
|05-31-2007 06:56 PM|
|Hackle||Joe @ Absolute has that adaptor in stock for about the same price or cheaper. As far as an 8 or 6 cyl it does not matter.|
|05-31-2007 06:21 PM|
This is what you are looking for. However I'm sure there are cheaper places to get it than on Ebay. I don't know what they cost as the last time I did a swap the guy had a new Dshaft built with that flange on it already.
|05-31-2007 05:18 PM|
|05-31-2007 12:35 PM|
|Iquois||does it make any difference if I get an axle from a 8 or 6 cylinder explorer?|
|05-30-2007 01:04 AM|
|05-30-2007 12:52 AM|
You may need to have it shortened but wait till it installed to measure it. Did you order perches? You are still SUA so don't go for the fancy ones the cheap ones are fine. You will need to set your pinion angle then weld in the perches. I assume you have a stock slip yoke drive shaft and to be honest it has been so long since I've had one I don't remember how to set it.
Read up on the web as it sound hard but is easy to set correctly. HTH
|05-29-2007 07:20 PM|
|Iquois||and yet another ?... will I run into any drive shaft issues on the back. I had read that it will be too long with the 8.8|
|05-29-2007 06:28 PM|
I guess I'll go with the $300 from Texas shipped.....not sure of ratio, but what the hell. I'll figure that out when I get it. I'm tired of f$@king with it.
|05-29-2007 06:27 PM|
Picked up jeep today and brought it home.......$242 and nothing was fixed!! It is worse than when I took it. I'll blame that on further wear and tear. Charge was for finding problem........$47.94 for just taking off differential cover and putting it back on. No new gasket, just the labor!!!
At least its home and the swap can begin....
|05-29-2007 06:27 PM|
|05-29-2007 05:13 PM|
|Iquois||Since the front is a 27 spline and the rear is an 31 spline, I thinking that would be a problem for me.....right?|
|05-29-2007 04:56 PM|
|1BLKJP||If the 300 one is complete then I'd go with that if it were me. There's not a huge difference in the mileage there and no matter what gearing is in it you are going to have to regear your front.|
|05-29-2007 04:44 PM|
Just got a price on a 96 explorer rear end with full set up as far as brakesand 3.55 gearing...shipped to my home for $400. Dude said he would be able to send one with 50,000 - 70,000 miles. It has a 45 day warranty
The $300 rear end I mentioned earlier is complete with disc brakes and has 82,000 miles on it
|05-29-2007 04:03 PM|
|Hackle||Is the $300 dollar one complete? If not you will send the differnece in the two building the cheaper one. Make sure you get the e-brake cables with it as they will work in your Jeep with a little work.|
|05-29-2007 09:07 AM|
|Iquois||Also found a complete rear assembly w/brakes for $660 shipped from Alabama. Has a 3.55 ratio, so figure another $200 for front re-gearing...what cha think? It has a 30 day warranty from day of delivery.|
|05-29-2007 12:56 AM|
Yeah, 300 is a good deal shipped to your door. Much better than having to pull one yourself for 250 or so.
Oh, and your front Dana 30 has 27 spline shafts stock.
|05-29-2007 12:26 AM|
|05-28-2007 10:16 PM|
|05-28-2007 06:14 PM|
|Hackle||$2000 are you kidding? Most people give away the old D35 when they up grade. Swapping an axle is not hard at all you can do it yourself with little trouble. The 8.8 is a great swap you will spend more time finding one then you will installing it and finding them at the junk yards is easy.|
|05-28-2007 11:38 AM|
Just a little discouraged. Weather is way too nice for YJ to be sitting in garage. I have the money for repairs, just think for the $2 grand I have been priced on installing another D35, I can do much better for the money. Would like to get moving in right direction so I can enjoy summer!!
BTW, what spline is in the front differential?
|05-28-2007 12:42 AM|
Good Luck, and remember, WE DO THIS FOR FUN!!!!!
|05-28-2007 12:37 AM|
|1BLKJP||Yes it will however you are going to want to make sure you get one from a 96 and up Explorer. They are all 31 spline while the 8.8's that they put in the Ranger and Mustang are 28 spline.|
|05-27-2007 11:54 PM|
|Iquois||Any 8.8 ford rear assembly will fit, correct?|
|05-27-2007 11:43 PM|
|Iquois||DAMN!!! I need a sharp object to dive on!!!|
|05-26-2007 09:22 PM|
|Hackle||You can always do the rear change over and leave the front drive shaft out until you can regear it. If you keep the jeep you will gear it at some time, this way you only pay for the front gears.|
|05-26-2007 01:51 PM|
|1BLKJP||Ah, with you being at 3.07 then you are going to have a tougher time doing a new rear axle economically compared to fixing your 35. 8.8's come in 3.73 or 4.11 so you'd have to re-gear your front to match.|
|05-26-2007 10:03 AM|
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