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Old 04-01-2009, 04:21 AM
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8.8 measurements for axle swap

Not trying to start this debate again. But has anyone seen the bracket measurements for a TJ 8.8 swap from Stu Olsons site? Just curious if anyone has used them. I found a 8.8 from a 96 Explorer at a local pick-n-pull for 178.00 + tax. From Stu's site:

Center to Center existing axle
Center new axle to center of the mount (divide by 2)
Edge of Pumpkin to center of mount driver’s side (subtract 6 11/16”)
Edge of Pumpkin to center of mount passenger side (subtract 9 11/16”)
Angle of mount with pinion angle already set

Spring Pads
39 ½”
19 ¾”
13 1/16”
10 1/16”

45 ¾”
22 7/8”
15 7/16"
12 7/16"

Sway Bar
26 5/16”
13 5/32”
6 15/32” » 6 ½”
3 15/32” » 3 ½”

11 7/16”
8 7/16”

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I used them this past December when I swapped an 8.8 from a 97 explorer into my 99 wrangler. Everything worked great. Just make sure that the angle measurement you take for the upper control arms is from the flat backside of the mount. The front is angled forward to get the arms in the same location as stock and the top is not at a right angle to the back. (Don't ask me how I know )
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