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EChaney 11-03-2013 01:30 AM

what is required to install ford 8.8?
 
i just picked up a 1997 Wrangler Sport and want to put the Ford 8.8 disc brake rearend under it..i hear this is a common upgrade,what all is required and needs to be changed?

mecmar44 11-03-2013 07:25 AM

Head over to the tj portion of this forum and check out the stickie at the top of the page, "Are you considering the popular 8.8 swap." There is a wealth of knowledge over there.

For starters you'll need brackets of some sort. I like the artec truss the best but that's my opinion. It is relatively cheap for what it is and once welded on will mount directly up to your control arms.

That just gets it under your rig, you'll need to look into brake lines, driveshaft, possibly SYE, etc. the stickie that I told you about will go over all of this stuff.

EChaney 11-03-2013 10:31 AM

ok cool...appreciate it...new jeep owner,and new to the forum

GoldenSahara00 11-05-2013 11:04 PM

Feel free to read through my build on here along with the link posted above and post or message me with any questions.


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