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post #41 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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I bought all of the parts for the rear axle swap.
-6" pro comp leafs
-5/8" ruff stuff U-bolts
-3/8" ruff stuff top plate
-ruff stuff lower shock mount
-Bronco graveyard extended brake line.

I hope to get started this week.

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post #42 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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I got the 8.8 pulled yesterday but I am still cutting the eyeballs out of the spring hangers, what PITA.

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post #43 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 12:03 PM
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eyeballs?

you mean you're trying to get the old springs free of the hangers? I think when I did the red truck, i had to more/less cut the heads off the bolts and drive them out with a punch. At least you're getting new springs and won't have to re-bush some old ones. They're a chore to remove also.

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lol, yes eye bolts. I torched the heads off and tried to drive them out with an air chisel but they did not budge. I completely torched one set out but had to burn all of the rubber out of the bushing. It seems like there should be an easier way.

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I got everything cut out and removed last week. I primed and painted the frame with John Deere Blitz Black and hung the new springs and shackles on Saturday. I also made the hard lines for the brakes on Saturday. Sunday I torqued all of the spring bolts down to 115 ft-lbs and got the axle slid under the truck. Its started to get cold so I haven't done anything since Sunday. I hope to get the axle hung from the springs this Saturday and see what she looks like on her own weight.

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Did you get a new driveshaft for the rear? I know a 6" lift is about what most say the limit is for a stock length driveshaft (I'm still using mine). Just curious and if you did get a different one, where you got it and what you think of it so far.

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The cold put a stop to my work. I got the 9" hanging from the leaf springs and the u bolts almost snugged up. I was having trouble with the alignment pins in the springs lining up with the axle perches and called it a night. My drive shaft situation will be different than yours because I am swapping in a 9" and I think the pinion is farther back than the 8.8. also because it is a truck the angle of the drive shaft will be less sever than a bronco. But never the less, if I need the drive shaft modified I will take it to Saddler powertrain in davenport.

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I got the u bolts snugged and the pins aligned and the brakes bled. I installed the front of the shaft in the slip joint but the caps on the U-joint seem too big for the 9". Does the yoke for the 9" take a smaller U-joint than the 8.8?
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It likely is different. The 8.8 uses a 1330 cap, the 9 in many applications as I recall uses a 1310.

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You're right, I pulled some measurements today. The 9" has the 1310 style and my drive shaft is the 1330 style. I guess I have to decide if I want to go with a conversion U-joint or change the yoke on the 9". Anybody have any luck with the conversion U-joints?

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I got the rear all finished not long ago and took it for a test drive. Wow those gears with 31's gave it some giddy up!

I need some shocks. I know some guys like to remote reservoir $200 per a corner shock but my budget is more like $200-300 total. Does any body have any good suggestions for shocks that are in that price range?

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Don't know about shocks, but does the truck still have the 5.0, or did you get the 5.8 built and installed?

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Short block is built and sitting on an engine stand. I actually just got my edelbrock performer truck intake yesterday. I am waiting for the lower still.

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I'm looking at the Rancho RS9000 XL series. I like the 9 adjustment positions and run about $100 a piece. I figure 2 of those up front and maybe 2 5000 series for the rear.

Does anybody have experience with these?

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I decided not to cheap out on front shocks and got Bilstien 7100 with remote oil reservoirs. I got those installed on Wednesday night but haven't had a chance to drive it yet. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the rears. I really want to cut off the axle end of the mounts and move them up to keep them safe. But if I do then I should make new upper mounts too.

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I decided not to cheap out on front shocks and got Bilstien 7100 with remote oil reservoirs. I got those installed on Wednesday night but haven't had a chance to drive it yet. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the rears. I really want to cut off the axle end of the mounts and move them up to keep them safe. But if I do then I should make new upper mounts too.
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I need some help. I have taken the truck for a couple of test drives. Low speed on a gravel road the truck feels pretty good. When I get out on the highway at say 45+ mph I start to get a noticeable vibration that feels like it is coming from the rear of truck.

Can anybody give me some direction on things to check?

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I need some help. I have taken the truck for a couple of test drives. Low speed on a gravel road the truck feels pretty good. When I get out on the highway at say 45+ mph I start to get a noticeable vibration that feels like it is coming from the rear of truck.

Can anybody give me some direction on things to check?
Did you change your tire/wheel combo (could be imbalanced tires). Was the driveshaft removed? How old are ujoints?

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I have not change the wheels and tires yet, same set that was on before I started the swap. I changed to a conversion u-joint where the DS meets the 9" yoke but left the front u-joint alone as it seemed fine. I have not put shocks on the rear yet, could this cause a vibration? I would think it would just feel bouncy in rear and it does, but not vibrate.

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I have not change the wheels and tires yet, same set that was on before I started the swap. I changed to a conversion u-joint where the DS meets the 9" yoke but left the front u-joint alone as it seemed fine. I have not put shocks on the rear yet, could this cause a vibration? I would think it would just feel bouncy in rear and it does, but not vibrate.
What do you have for a driveshaft, is it double cardan up top? Curious what your driveshaft angle looks like.

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