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    ford 8.8 swap

    so i got the 8.8 for my YJ its not going in for a while but curious as to what people used as a yoke, mine came with the stock explorer yoke that bolts onto the flange with 4 bolts and it looks like a stock YJ u-joint will fit in there but just wondering if i need to buy a special yoke or adapter to run this axle

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    check this link out man, around page 4-6 there are several posts regarding various yoke options and every conversion u-joint p/n you can dream of

    there is also much discussion of how weak the stock yoke flange is

    http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum//sh...?t=2880&page=4
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    alright but um what link dont see one?

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    nvm it showed up haha

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    i used the stock flange from a 92 Explorer they used the 1310 u joints... i believe the 99 and newer explorers used the larger 1350 ujoint...
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    my axle is from a 99 explorer so i would need a 92 flange yoke then??

    well i found this off of mallcrawling and i dot get how the hell can a flange like a dna 35 with U-joint straps be stronger then the stock 8.8 style yoke make NO sence to me at all

    http://www.markwilliams.com/detail.aspx?ID=311

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    Alright i think i got it all figured out, so here are my choices;

    1) buy a 1992 Explorer flange/yoke it uses 1310 U-joints
    2) buy a 1310-1330 conversion U-joint and use the 1999 Explorer Flange/yoke
    3) Buy a 2-2-1379 Spicer Flange
    4) Burn jeep

    haha!

    Thanks for the help guys!

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    How does this sound to build it up

    Spool = $305
    Yukon master overhaul kit = $90.00
    Yukon R&P 4.88's (prt# YG F8.8-488) $205.00
    Yukon Cromolly shafts $250.00
    YA F880004 = 27.81" 31 spline
    YA F880005 = 30.68" 31 spline

    OEM#
    F1TZ-4234-A
    F1TZ-4234-B

    Handler #
    447-1724R
    447-1725L

    How does all that sound i think that will make it DAMN strong to last up to 38's what do yall think about that??

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    I would put a c clip eliminator kit in as well!!
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    Sounds good but I'm getting a D60 and a D44 for less then that. and by the time I sell my axles and tires I'll have lockers and gears.

    Weld and sleeve the tubes. 8.8 are known for their paper thin tubes and roating housings.
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    i dont want a 60/44 combo cuz then you ned atleast 42" tires or you drag diff everywhere and when yoru that big you have no fun in souther ontario
    I also decided against the Spool i just welded it this afternoon cost me nothing compared to $305 screw that haha

    As for the c-clip eliminators where can i go abouts finding this upgrade??

    Thanks

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    If you are going to run a full spool I believe you have to run the clip eliminator

    To avoid that you can run a mini spool

    Chromo Shafts are rare in the 8.8 also, not many guys having issues with the 31 spline stockers

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    So what if i just get a nickle rod, weld the axle tubes to the diff

    c-clip eliminators, and yukon 4.88's you think it will hold up and very rarely break if ever on me with a tired out 4.2L and 36's???

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    What is the need for the spending $$ on the c clip elim kit?

    Its disk brake right?

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    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

    Are these what your talking about?? and will they work with stock shafts it sounds like you need chromo shafts to run them that are a little longer because arnt these going to bring your WMS out like an inch?

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    not having to worry about your tire falling off on the trail if you break haha

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    I'm shaving the 60 to bring up to d44 clearances. been done 100s of times. The 8.8 hangs low too. I notice I drag it everywere the xjs with d44 and 33's clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuff_jeep View Post
    not having to worry about your tire falling off on the trail if you break haha


    The disc brake won't hold it in?

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    I'm not saying don't go for the 8.8, just hate seeing people end up like me and keeping mods for less the 6month before revamping. That why I'm going big enough before I hit buggy state.

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    BAHAHA wow i look like a retard! yea i guess they would wouldnt they lol

    well then thats a whoel new perspective on this, and all the reading im doing the 8.8 is even stronger an a dana 44 in every way suposevly.. which sounds good in my head

    I guess all i need is 4.88's then and mine as well throw in new seals just to be on the safe side

    thanks guys!

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