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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 07:58 PM
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Question about trans. swap and 8.8 axle

I am really thinking about the TF727 / TF904 swap. currently i have the 904 i know that they are not the same length but will the TF727 bolt up to my dand 300 transfer case with no problems? The tran. is out of a yunk yard so i do not know what kind of t/c was behind it. I guess what im asking is.. will the shaft from the trans. fit into the t/c with out any suprises? Now the axle. I want to up grade my axles when i do my SOA and i now have everything to do my SOA, the ford 8.8 from what i have read on here is a good swap. My question is how wide is the 8.8. I want to put it under my cj-7 will i need to cut it down. Also when i hook up the rear calpiers what do you do with the prop. valve...leave it there or get a adjustable one? what about the lug pattern is it the same as my cj ? Is a waggoneer front dana 44 the same pattern?

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Re: Question about trans. swap and 8.8 axle

The bolt pattern on the explorer 8.8 that people like to swap is 5 on 4.5. Not the same as your CJ or a Waggie front 44. It is however the same as a YJ's bolt pattern which is why people like to use them in addition to the greater strength.
Do a search on the board on the 8.8 and you will find a ton of info. I believe H8 has a way to convert the bolt pattern. He is also the guy to get the good info on this axle swap from.

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Re: Question about trans. swap and 8.8 axle

doa search on the tf 727.. the swap has been beat to death on here lately...the dana 300 bolts right up, but has to get clocked(turned) a bit and you need about 4" of lift for it to work well...

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