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Old June 28th, 2019, 19:38
bajabronco bajabronco is offline
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

Like everyone else has said, definitely do your research before dumping a bunch of cash into things. I personally would recommend getting a Ford 8.8 out of a late model Ford Explorer. They are cheap and plentiful at the Junk Yard, come with the same 5 x4.5 bolt pattern, 31 spline axles and disk brakes. There are a number of companies that sell the conversion kits -which basically contain new spring perches, shock mounts, u bolts pads and u bolts. It will take a little more work to weld on the spring perches and shock mounts, as well as a little welding on the tube, to make sure they will never spin, but the benefit is a rear end with lots of traction device support, is heavy duty and easily supports 35's. I am running 37's on my XJ with a Ford 8.8.

There are lots of threads on of people who have done the swap. Here are some of the kits

https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com...RoCMKUQAvD_BwE

https://www.ironrockoffroad.com/prod...t-w-truss.html

https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/c-13...8-8-parts.html
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Old July 13th, 2019, 06:25
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

thanks for information guys. Been a few since I've been on here. Im going to sell the Chrysler axle and find of Ford Explorer axle.
I have a few pictures of my Jeep now just wasn't too sure how to add them here.
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Old July 13th, 2019, 07:15
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

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Without axle side Trac bar relocation brackets, I thought wj knuckles would allow the tie rod to hit the diff cover/ bind before full. No?
Mine doesn't hit, I'm running G2 covers and the Currie tie rod is 1-1/4".
http://g2axle.com/pages/view/hammer
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Old July 16th, 2019, 14:29
98liftedXJ 98liftedXJ is offline
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

hi guys how do I put pictures up on here? Been looking around I'm going to go with the Ford Explorer rear axle. Been collecting parts slowly but surely. Repairing things as I go. Take a while but I'm getting there. I need to rebuild a few joints I just about have the parts for a 4.5 inch lift
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Old July 16th, 2019, 22:53
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

You have a paid membership so use your albums

User CP - Albums

Upload photos there to use them in threads
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Old July 23rd, 2019, 08:33
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

OP should have C8.25 rear axle to begin with....

should be a flat spot under the diff.
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