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Ford 8.8 on tj??

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I am planning to dump the 35 and getting something a bit stronger. Getting a dana 44 with the mounts on it already would be easy, but very expensive. I can Pick up a ford 8.8(31 spline) out of a junkyard for 300 bucks. How hard do u think it would be to weld on all mounts and spring buckets?? Getting all angles? And can i find a kit with all mounts for this axle that will make it tj compatible? I can do all the welding myself, but i dont know about matching everything up for everyday safe driving
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personally...i'd save the coin and get a bolt in dana 44...if you don't get an 8.8
thanks alot guys, im gonna look around next weekend for one. But first i need to order my locker for the front. Im planning to get a set of 36" tls swampers as my offroad set. And a set of stock 30"s as my street set. Gonna look pretty funny with 9.25 inches of lift with those tiny tires but its worth the money im saving with the swampers lasting years. Does this sound like a good set up=(36" swampers, with locked dana 30 in the front, with ford 8.8 in the rear.I want to find a positrac 8.8 though) how does that sound?
36's with a locked 30 may be pushing it.

PLEASE post up pics when you put the stock 30's on :D
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