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Old June 28th, 2019, 20:38
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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, 07:25
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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, 08:15
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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, 15:29
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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, 23:53
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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, 09:33
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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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Old November 23rd, 2019, 11:58
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

been a while since i have been on here. i wish. i have a 35. i have a 8.25 to go in. didnt get that far yet. going to get the u blots from ebay and redo the drums. unless i find a way to go to disk.
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Old November 23rd, 2019, 13:36
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

KJ is your disc brake answer, direct fit.
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Old November 24th, 2019, 09:53
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

ok e cables too?
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Old November 24th, 2019, 10:24
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

I can't answer that, I used the correct length cables from M.O.R.E. on mine.
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 16:40
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

try to get this Jeep ready for my trip to Maine. I was going to swap the rear axle before I go. that going to have to wait. Running out of time. My fuel pressure is bleeding down pretty quick. I got the fuel pump that a family member used off Amazon. 50 bucks. Nice big letter says made in China. Any recommendations on what fuel pump to buy? I just bought the fuel pump itself. I'm thinking now it's probably better to replace the whole thing since his 20-year-old plastic. Thanks guys have a good Monday
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 20:51
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

if your fuel pressure is bleeding down i would suspect a leaking fuel injector, or a failing fuel pressure regulator, check your fuel pressure if you have about 50 psi i would think your fuel pump is fine, my 99 and 00 have 300k+ each and as far as i know have origional fuel pumps, both had the bleed down issue and both were fixed with a new regulator. it is ontop of the fuel tank and iirc does not come with the fuel pump.
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Old December 3rd, 2019, 13:07
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Re: few questions about the drive line on my 98

yes it was bleeding down fast. i will double check. thanks for the input
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