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Old November 11th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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So I think the bearings are going bad in my XJs chrysler 8.25 rear end. It is lincoln locked. I am a complete newb when it comes to axles and the insides of them. Does anyone have a write up on replacing the bearings or should i just bite the bullet and buy a ford 8.8 and replace it with that?
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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8.8 or 9" FTW!

Edit- 14 bolt!!!!
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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lol in due time it will be built.. just gotta get my wife a suv and i can drive her car and build the jeep.. for anyone else looking for this info, I found this....http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/chr...alation-94699/ I am going to keep looking but it seems pretty straight forward..
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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Good luck with the bearing instal. I have an XJ for her
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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Good luck with the bearing instal. I have an XJ for her
is it listed on here for sale?

edit.. found it.. if i had the cash i would get it.. but i wont have cash until i get taxes back...

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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #6
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Its not a bad job to do, I did mine about 100,000 miles ago. Biggest thing is having a quality bearing puller. If you were closer I'd say bring the parts and some beer over to my shop and I'd give you a hand with it. It's about a 3 hour driveway job for a rookie.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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well i am sure my uncle, or even some friends might be willing to lend a hand when i am ready to do it.. (possibly sunday) I have a mini fridge (full of beer) and a heater in the garage, so hopefully I can get it figured out..
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Old November 11th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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8.8 or 9. This my pinion be aring went on my 8.25 2 weeks ago so I'm swap it for a 9 now.
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The explorer 8.8 makes a great swap, width almost the same, you get disc brakes, stronger axle. The 9 inch imo is a car axle only. You give up alot of driveshaft clearance due to the much lower pinion unless you toss the big dough for a high pinion center. Plus the 9 is no stronger or lighter than the 8.8
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Old November 11th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #10
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I have been doing some research on the 8.8 swap, and it sounds like it is a lot of work.. I think I am just going to replace the bearings and seals, and run it until I get my dd then its going to become a forever project lol.. im thinking big... like 3/4 ton axles (maybe 1 tons) stroker, long arm, cage,
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