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When you guys are pulling apart the F150 CV joints, can somebody get me a few dimensions on the axle itself?  # of splines on each end, spline outer diameter and an overall length would be good, including a picture would be AWESOME!  I'm working on the 8.8 swap but in a slightly different manner and might be able to use the shaft itself. Not to highjack Will's thread, as this looks like a pretty sweet kit, but figured this is where all the people 'in the know' would be. 

 

Additionally, to remove the axle from the CV's, the inner Mark VIII axles are also considered 'Ford non-removable', but the pipe drop method works beautifully to pop the inner race past the blind shaft circlip.  I'm not sure that the F-150's are of a similar design, but if there's a wire circlip that you can't see, it's worth a try before you go cutting through the shaft.

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If someone is interested in purchasing my kit please PM me, it will have to include the wilwood drag hats because I've already purchased them, along with everything Will sells in his kit and the modified CV axles.

Just sent you a PM!

 

Otherwise, I'd be in for the next production run if it comes around.

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Hey I'd like to purchase a kit if you can pm to set it up id really appreciate it thanks

 

 

Will has been MIA since January. I've tried to contact him via here, private message, and Facebook. I wouldn't hold your breath.  

 

I've been sitting on this rear end for months, don't think I can wait much longer so I've already started mocking up a mustache bar, screen shot below of one of the bushing mounts. I'm not sharing the bar's design till its more polished. It'll be .5" 6061 aluminum, with .25" deep recesses cut in to save a few grams of weight.  I plan to alter a Ron Tyler design for the front mounts.  

 

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if anyone has one of the original kits please message me. I would be happy to buy the kit and make more for the Datsun crowd. My best friend own a shop who can produce these a minimal cost. I would like to sell them like wriffits orginally dod for pretty much cost.  I would have him fabricate my own design but the initial cost is too great, Hrm. Maybe I should do a kickstarter

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Not trying to hijack this thread at all and please delete if needed as I realize this thread is more about building your own mounts on a budget.

 

We have in stock an 8.8 diff mount for the S30. We also have all of the axles for a direct bolt in kit that can been installed in a few hours.   

 

https://zcardepot.com/driveline/rear-axle/ford-8-8-irs-rear-differential-swap-bracket-kit.html?search=ford+

 

Thanks,   Ryan
Zcardepot

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Ryan is it possible to make a more budget friendly axle setup like the one from this thread? I really dont think I need to spend well over 3k FOR 350 WHP  LS engine.

 

Secondly, if we must buy the diff cover why not have is as one package instead of the drop down menu?

 

Third. Do you have a link to a complete kit with every new bolt required?. I would like to purchase everything at once.

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Not trying to hijack this thread at all and please delete if needed as I realize this thread is more about building your own mounts on a budget.

 

We have in stock an 8.8 diff mount for the S30. We also have all of the axles for a direct bolt in kit that can been installed in a few hours.   

 

https://zcardepot.com/driveline/rear-axle/ford-8-8-irs-rear-differential-swap-bracket-kit.html?search=ford+

 

Thanks,   Ryan

Zcardepot

I am interested but the price seems a little high for what you get.

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As has been proven with this thread that putting together an affordable 8.8 swap is difficult and time consuming.  We decided that sourcing parts from the salvage yard and trying to piece together odd ball parts does not make for good business for us or the customer.  So to avoid these issues we ended up with what we have.  Our mounting bracket is built by one of the best chassis shops in the country, made in the USA, because "the guy in his garage working evenings" just wasnt getting it done.   

 

The complete swap kit is expensive and that is why we try to sell it broke down as much as possible so that the DIY guy can buy as little as he wants.  Any cover can me modified to work with this bracket but we had to choose one cover to design the mounting bracket around.  The axles we offer are the best and strongest on the market and fit the stock suspension with no modifications.  These are New made in the USA parts that we do not have to comb the scrap yards to get.  

 

Three years ago I wanted a 8.8 swap for my S30 that I could install in a weekend and nothing was available, to this day I dont know of anyone else offering anything.  We now offer this kit that can be installed in a matter of hours with no welding or cutting, just bolts in.  

 

At Zcardepot we understand that everyone has a budget and that we all want the best parts for the lowest price.  Some people are willing to spend countless hours and some are willing to spend countless dollars.  There is simply not a low budget 8.8 swap without putting a lot of your own time and fabrication work into it.

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Ryan is it possible to make a more budget friendly axle setup like the one from this thread? I really dont think I need to spend well over 3k FOR 350 WHP  LS engine.

 

Secondly, if we must buy the diff cover why not have is as one package instead of the drop down menu?

 

Third. Do you have a link to a complete kit with every new bolt required?. I would like to purchase everything at once.

 

We are considering making a 28/31 spline 8.8 axle stub to connect to stock U-joint axles for guys running the L6.  This is something that can probably be used with a stock V8 also with some success.   As stated in the post above that any cover can be made to work with this bracket with enough grinding, we have even used the stock explorer cover with our mount.  So trying to keep options for people on a limited budget.   

 

On the list of to do's.......................

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We are considering making a 28/31 spline 8.8 axle stub to connect to stock U-joint axles for guys running the L6.

 

Personally, I don't think you should bother.  I think very few people who go through the bother of running an 8.8 would want to include in their plans the number 1 weak link, being the stock U-Joint style halfshafts. 

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If anything, priority should be a new hub like Will's setup that runs a larger diameter stub axle. Running 300m stubs in the stock OD is still a gamble with the big hp crowd, which is really who will be looking at a 8.8 swap.

 

A hub that uses a larger OD stub with the 930cv bolt pattern would be popular even with the r200 crowd. R200 can handle v8s, it's the axle stubs that will fail. It could be used with any rear end if the stub had 930cv bolt pattern. There are a lot more people running R200s and R230s than 8.8s, should appeal to a broader market. It is the weak link.

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I have one of Will's kits and was going to sell it a while back. Ended up keeping it and I'm glad I did because it is a great kit. I run a small company that already allows for me to be full time in the shop and I have tossed around with my fabricator the idea of producing more of these kits, exactly like Will's to allow for guys to swap the 8.8 into the S30. I realize there are more options now for guys then when I bought my from Will. 

 

I am just testing the waters here but "if" I could produce the exact same kit for around the same price as Will's (1500) in a reasonable timeframe would anyone be interested in purchasing them? 

 

PM me or reply on this thread with your thoughts...

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