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03-17-2008, 08:29 PM
got a 2 inch body lift for my 92 yj,is it a no go job for a back yard mechanic?also got 8.8 ford disk rear diff,where is good place to get conversion yoke?cost?thxs dave:eek:

03-17-2008, 08:46 PM
The lift will be super easy to install. Rear diff is a big job though

03-19-2008, 10:23 PM
thanks for the reply keep on wheeling

03-19-2008, 10:47 PM
Just put an 8.8 in my rokee from a 99 exploder not to hard just a bit of cutting ... grinding and rewelding of the perches and shock mounts....
still got to get the ford e-brake cables and adapt them to my rokee
as for the yoke conversion most mate the ford driveshaft end to there drive shaft eliminates those stupid straps.... just get it balanced after :)

03-21-2008, 11:07 AM
either that or you can go get a spicer-dayco adapter flange for it, i have a 8.8 in the rear on my xj as well, and i pulled the old diff, installed the new one, had it drivable in 3 hours, i also used a front driveshaft on the rear from a automatic and had it lengthened 3" but you need a sye to run the front shaft on the back, also make sure you center the axle itself between the leafs, dont center the diff between the leafs or you will need to run a wheel spacer on one side caues the 8.8`s axle tubes are shorter on the pass side than the drivers side,

03-23-2008, 04:04 PM
Thanxs 4 all the replies,sounds like i ll be doing this work real soon

Mr Vic
03-24-2008, 10:39 AM
for the flange i didnt have one on the 8.8 when i got mine, so i went to pick a part in chilliwack and got one from a diff there.. it was cheap and uses the 1310 driveshaft which is stock jeep size. the fullsize 8.8 use a bigger flange and u joint.

i used the M.O.R.E. 8.8 kit which had perches, u bolts and shock tabs, i also got the e brake cable kit from them, works very good.

03-24-2008, 04:55 PM
if you dont have any luck finding a 8.8 flange to mount to your d-shaft, the spicer/dayco part number for the companion flange is 2-2-1379, dont bother going to lordco, they didnt have a clue what i was asking for when i did my swap, any wakefield sperlings or t&t will know what your looking for, also talk to Bryson (B) on the board here, mabey think about doing a sye( slip yoke elimator) then if your not too got with driveshaft angles, this will save your ass bigtime, i was lucky, got mine pretty close, but the instructions for the sye couldnt be simplier,


03-24-2008, 05:29 PM
With a 2 inch lift he shouldn't have any issues with driveshaft angles, heh, i'm still rolling my slip yoke with six inches, har har.

03-24-2008, 05:35 PM
lucky bastard!! i had the 3.5" lift and i had to get it cause it was destroying u-joints,

03-24-2008, 05:39 PM
i've killed one ujoint thusfar in the rear..but i've also cut and turned my axle 2 degrees.. I have a sye case sitting in the shop right now waiting to go in to SOMETHING..

03-24-2008, 06:16 PM
does it wanna go into a tj??? lol

03-24-2008, 07:29 PM
does it wanna go into a tj??? lol

har har, no, it wants to go into my truck when I determine what truck is going to be mine, heh.

03-25-2008, 08:53 PM
no no it must go in my yj.Thanxs 1nce again 4 all the help u guys n girls rock