Ranger 8.8 in a jeep

SpareChangeRacng

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Hey guys, I tried to search for this because I thought it had been covered before but I didn't come up w/ anything so here it goes...
My friend asked me about putting an 8.8 out of a ranger in his jeep cherokee today. I was wondering if anyone had ever done this, or seen a writeup on it or whatever. Any info/advice is appreciated. It looks like it will work, but I'd rather ask and know what problems I will run into before I try. Steve
 

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One of my "bros" put the 8.8 in his Wrangler. One of his neighbor buddies I think is the king of Ghetto Cherokee fab... I'm sure if Tony doesn't have pics of an 8.8 install with tech info the other guy does. You can search his Wrangler tech article out at Off-Road.com - http://www.rockskullz.com
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I'm positive he's got a writeup or two available online.

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There was an article a few months ago in 4Wheel & Offroad magazine on this swap. I'll look through my old issues and try to find which one it was.
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Yes it can be done and is actually quite popular. Also you can even use a dana 44 from a izusu amigo or rodeo for the same thing. The 8.8 is nice especially with the discs. Its not a hard switch and its the same width maybe an inch or two wider.
 

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i put an 8.8 in my 1997 wrangler a year or so back...with all the research i did i found it was better to use an exploder rear end then a ranger rear end...the exploders have 31 spline axelshafts where as the rangers only have like a 27 ... also the 1996 or 97 or whatever and newer exploders had disc brakes

you will also need a flange adapter from napa (cheaper then M.O.R.E.) for your driveshaft

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SpareChangeRacng

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Thanks guys. Being a ranger guy I know rthe pros and cons of the ranger v.s exploder rears, but my friend just sold his ranger and since he had JUST regeared the 8.8 and put a posi and $1200 into it, we put my old 7.5 on the truck when he sold it. I was gonna try to sell the 8.8 for him, but figured if it was semi easy and worth it, we would put the 8.8 in his new jeep. I guess it is pretty easy, and definateyl can be done. Thanks for the info. Steve
 
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