8.8 in place of D35... ride heigth problem.... - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 27th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #1
gtmgooser
Senior Member
 
gtmgooser's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-18-07
Location: Muskegon, MI.
Posts: 203
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default 8.8 in place of D35... ride heigth problem....

Guys I need some help with solving a ride height problem with my 87 YJ. I am installing an 8.8 in place of the stock D35 and due to the larger tube diameter of the 8.8, I know have a rear end low rider. Other than doing a spring over, is there anything else that can be done to get the ride heigth back to at least where it was prior to the swap? What have all you others with 8.8's in YJ's done?
gtmgooser is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old January 27th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #2
Rocky
AAA GOLD ROCKS!!!!!
 
Rocky's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Macomb
Posts: 8,512
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

taller springs or a longer shackle.
Rocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 27th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #3
PavementPounder
I am the law.
 
PavementPounder's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Posts: 29,824
iTrader: (224)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
taller springs or a longer shackle.
I would do the shackle on the rear, or add a bumper/winch to the front. The difference in height you're talking about won't even be noticeable to people unless they are really looking for it.

Last edited by PävementPounder; January 28th, 2008 at 06:00 AM.
PavementPounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 27th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #4
sodapop
Support the Sport!
 
sodapop's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-11-05
Location: Harrison Twp, MI
Posts: 2,015
iTrader: (18)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Just own it man. If you act like you wanted it that way, people will think it's cool.

but if you're still set on a different ride set up then:
A little long shackle in the rear would help, weight on the front like PP said, A thin block on the front.

I didn't do anything with mine when Iput the 8.8 in.
sodapop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #5
PavementPounder
I am the law.
 
PavementPounder's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Posts: 29,824
iTrader: (224)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sodapop View Post
A thin block on the front.
That's not what I mean (edited my post).
PavementPounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #6
JEEPR
Playing Possum
 
JEEPR's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Harrison Township
Posts: 6,744
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PavementPounder View Post
a very thin block on the rear
Quote:
Originally Posted by sodapop View Post

A thin block on the front.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PavementPounder View Post
That's not what I mean (edited my post).
A lift block between the rear axle and spring on a spring under axle will lower the vehicle. Blocks on the front are bad. :miff:

Either get the spring re-arched at a spring shop for slightly more lift or a longer rear shackle.
JEEPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #7
PavementPounder
I am the law.
 
PavementPounder's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Birmingham, Michigan 48009
Posts: 29,824
iTrader: (224)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Goddam it. That is what I was thinking since it would bring the front down equally, but I would never put any kind of block in the front. Took that out completely.

No more early posting. I'm going to work now.
PavementPounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #8
jeepguy74
Senior Member
 
jeepguy74's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-14-06
Location: wellston (west of cadillac)
Posts: 2,861
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

i put a 1 inch longer shackle in the rear and it took care of it for my aplication but it wasnt really a problem for me
jeepguy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Axle Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.15477 seconds with 45 queries