December 28, 2007yeah i tore the 35 out tonight. i love having a plasma cutter makes stuff just loosen right up for some reason. lol my pinion adaptor from more is comming today so i think everything will be ready by the time that gets put on my door step. while i was at it i deceided to throw a shackel lift on it. i like the look of it now. i will have to post some pics of what all new i have don to it. new tires rims axle little lift lights. cant wait till i get to drive it.
Forums : Suspension : Started the 8.8 swap (2662 Views)
December 28, 2007You will love the peice of mind you get with the 8.8, knowing it is darn near unbreakable with moderate tires on it.
The disc brakes are worth the upgrade by itself.
A few things:
-Very important-Weld your tubes. Use nickel rod.
-Did you get a limited slip? They work pretty well on everything but rocks
-It has a real thin cover, get a armor cover.(look at Ruff Stuff, these are hugely strong)
-The pumkin hangs down 2 inches farther than the turdy5 does. You will hit it a bit more.(get that armor cover)
-An sye/cv driveshaft is in your future.
-It is 1 1/2 inches narrower(3/4 inch on each side)the tire rim might rub on the brake shield a bit. My balancing weights were rubbing.
-The pumkin is a lot bigger than the 35 is. You might find clearance at the gas tank tight.
-It has much larger tubes than the 35. On my leaf springed YJ with an sua setup, with no modding I would have lost an inch of lift, expensive lift too. I am useing MORE boomerangs with 3/4 inch lift to compensate.
Post up your progress! And questions.
When your done we will get you a membership in the Bros 88 jeep club.
December 29, 2007well the swap is basically done. i am waiting for the auto store to open up. cause they gave me the wrong u joint for the driveshaft. when i get that put in i will be finished! i cant wait to drive it. havent really beeen abile to accelerate fast for a while. well i wont have four wheel drive till i get the 4.10s up front. that may be in a week i will get those in. i will post some pics later. thanks for the advise