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I have an xj and would like to swap mi front and rear differential for somo 8.8 i know the rear can be some from a explorer or mountainier from 2000 to 2004 but gould like to know from what vehicle can i get the 8.8 fron differential thanks
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They never made an Ford 8.8 front axle.
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I know that i believed for the front differential you can use an 8.8 from a jeep grand Cherokee i want to know what year can i use
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This is my fist time whit an jeep xj 2000 is a project thay i started and im learning as i keep on upgrading it i need all the advice that i can get
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Jeep Grand Cherokees used the Dana 30 front just like the Cherokees. What size tires do you plan on running and what rear axle do you have now.
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The Grand Cherokee 93-98 front axle will bolt in to an XJ. But it is the same axle you have now. The only bolt in front axle upgrade is from an 03-06 TJ Wrangler Rubicon.
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Originally Posted by XJeepin06 View Post
The Grand Cherokee 93-98 front axle will bolt in to an XJ. But it is the same axle you have now. The only bolt in front axle upgrade is from an 03-06 TJ Wrangler Rubicon.
An XJ axle from a 1999 or older would be an upgrade too as it would have the HP D30 not the LP.
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Originally Posted by 00t444e View Post
Jeep Grand Cherokees used the Dana 30 front just like the Cherokees. What size tires do you plan on running and what rear axle do you have now.
im going to use some 33's on rhe xj
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An XJ axle from a 1999 or older would be an upgrade too as it would have the HP D30 not the LP.
this is going to match whit my 8.8 on the rear?
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im going to use some 33's on rhe xj
i have the original planning on getting rhe 8.8 fron an explorer and i want to know which can y use on the front to match the rear 8.8
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i have the original planning on getting rhe 8.8 fron an explorer and i want to know which can y use on the front to match the rear 8.8
What do you mean by match? They are different axles, but they both have the same bolt pattern and the width is pretty close, if that's the answer your looking for. If you are only running 33s then you can keep the Dana 30 front you have now and regear it to the same ratio as the rear axle, most explorer 8.8s have 4.10 gears.
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What do you mean by match? They are different axles, but they both have the same bolt pattern and the width is pretty close, if that's the answer your looking for. If you are only running 33s then you can keep the Dana 30 front you have now and regear it to the same ratio as the rear axle, most explorer 8.8s have 4.10 gears.
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Originally Posted by 00t444e View Post
What do you mean by match? They are different axles, but they both have the same bolt pattern and the width is pretty close, if that's the answer your looking for. If you are only running 33s then you can keep the Dana 30 front you have now and regear it to the same ratio as the rear axle, most explorer 8.8s have 4.10 gears.
i have the brackets to install the 8.8 gear ratio differential fron an explorer on my xj.
and i have the brackets for the front differential just want to know which front differential can i use that have the 8.8 gear ratio to match the rear
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Originally Posted by XJeepin06 View Post
The Grand Cherokee 93-98 front axle will bolt in to an XJ. But it is the same axle you have now. The only bolt in front axle upgrade is from an 03-06 TJ Wrangler Rubicon.
the 03 06 tj is an 8.8 gear ratio?
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8.8 isn't the ratio it is the ring gear size 8.8 inches. The front and rear axles don't have to have the same size ring gear, but they do have to have the same gear ratio like 3.55, 3.73, 4.10, 4.56 ect.
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