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Old 04-11-2006, 06:28 PM
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8.8 anyone?

Alright, first off, to all of you that responded to my thread about axles, THANK YOU! I've been pumped about getting this Ford 8.8" to replace my D35. Have any of ya'll done this swap? I've read a couple of things on it that says it shouldn't be that hard.....some minor welding (I think I might have that done anyways since I'm gonna send it to a pro welder to strengthen up the housing) but is there anything else? What about the driveshaft and SYE stuff? I plan to get it within a month or two and build it up before I throw it under there. One more thing, do they make stronger alloy axles for the 8.8"? Cause I haven't had much luck tracking those down-I know they're 31 splines anyways, but.........

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Congrats on the new axle. You are going to be happy with it. It's a good strong unit to swap in for a D35. As far as having it strengthened what are you going to do? The tubes and such are beefy already. Only thing I have done to them is to throw a good tack at all for corners where the tubes go into the third member to keep the tubes from ever rolling on it. For a YJ I would think that all you need to worry about are the spring perches and the shock mounts, Sorry I have only done the swap on TJ's so I don't know the measurements to give you for the placement of the YJ parts. You don't need a track bar or sway bar in the rear for your YJ so I wouldn't bother with those. Then fitting the brake lines.

Depending on how much lift you have an SYE/CV Shaft combo would be a good thing, just make sure to tell whomever builds the shaft that it's going on an 8.8 so they can build in the flange plate on it. Or your could convert it to a standard yoke, but I personally don't think it's worth it.

Yes they do make high strength shafts for the 8.8, but i'm not sold on the cost for them as a benefit. The shafts are larger and stronger than your D35. If you are worried about breakage just get a spare set of stock shafts.

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Old 04-13-2006, 12:45 PM
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I would like the tubes welded onto the diff case, I've heard those retaining pins can break. Also maybe a truss just for that extra mile of durabilty plus some sick looks. It would be easy to make and I know a fantastic welder. Anyways, who makes a SYE/CV combo that I could use and how much am I looking at for that?
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Check Jason LaLiberty at www.4x4groupbuy.com. He's a great guy and he usually runs a pretty good deal on the Advance Adapters SYE/Tom Woods CV Shaft combo. Probably set ya back about 500.
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