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Did my rear SOA and Ford 8.8 Swap today and all went well and pretty easy.

Hardest part was the Tcase causethe one i installed the SYE into (installed it into a spare 21 spline Tcase to limit downtime)wasnt the exact same and had no provisions for the Vacuum thing. But it bolted right in and seems fine. I Jerry rigged a vacuum switch for now until i get the cable setup. Any idea what Tcase this is??

The one thing i didnt know and messed up on was not draining the oil from the tranny too and when i pulled the NP231 off the tranny i got a big stinky surprise. YUCK. Now i know!

Anyway, i am done but cant drive it cause the driveshaft is 2 1/2" too short!! ARGGGGG.

Here are a few pics and notes if interested

Thanks to all for your help

http://www.yankeetoys.org/mangler/yjsoa.htm

[ 09-15-2001: Message edited by: Boston Mangler ]
 

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Originally posted by Maurice Edward Cox III:
<STRONG>A guess on the transfer case is that it came from an XJ. Not sure of the spine count on those that didn't have the disconnect front axle though.</STRONG>
ok, its a 21 spline and is 100% identical except for this vacuum thing
 

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They removed the vacuum provision in the early 90s. I don't know the exact year though, since I have seen some 90s with the non-disco and others with it. You know how Jeep is in so far as consistency... Anyway, it seems that you just got the NP231 from a Jeep that used the one piece non-disco D30. You can leave it rigged like you have it, go with the Posi-Lock, or just upgrade to the one piece axles. It all works though.
 

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Thanks

I am welding the front diff soon and going with a Posi Lock Cable so the no vacuum is no biggie to me, i was just curious cause i never seen it before

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Originally posted by brimy311:
<STRONG>hey mangler, what driveshaft were you using that was 2 inches too short?</STRONG>

A HD one from Tom Woods that was made for me to go with the SYE according to the measurements he asked me for. I am pretty pissed about this cause my clubs last run of the year is this next weekend and i am HOPING he can get me one in time.

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that sucks...escpecially since Tom woods is on the other side of the country! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> well good luck! i am sure he will make thinks better <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Jason_Wellner:
<STRONG>Are you going to open up the spring clamps or run them as thy are? Nice write up.
Jay</STRONG>

I dont think you can open JC Whitney spring clamps. They are more of a spring band then they are a clamp. At least this was the case with mine.


Here is how I did mine:


also comparing arch to Mangler's springs

 

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Mine are YJ Springs and are NOT Military Wrapped.

They sit almost flat on my rig which is what i like, nice and low center of gravity.

I am waiting on the shaft and then i will let ya know how i like em.

thankns
 

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Originally posted by DesertJeeper:
<STRONG>
I dont think you can open JC Whitney spring clamps. They are more of a spring band then they are a clamp. At least this was the case with mine.


Here is how I did mine:


also comparing arch to Mangler's springs

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I just put new springs on my SOA CJ7 using the HD CJ7 rears at all 4 corners. I had been using the Superlift 1 1/2" YJ springs, but they sagged out after a year. I had those POS spring clamps taken off and had some put on just like DJ. They guy at Sacramento Spring laughed when he took a look at those ones that JRS puts on there and remarked that they would probably break in a couple trips wheeling. Might want to think of changing out the spring clamps over the winter BM. Could give you a little more flex letting those springs fan out.

Looks like I gained about 3 to 3 1/2 inches over my 1 1/2" Superlift springs I was using in my SOA. It will be interesting to see how much they sag once I start using them. I am easly able to put 36" tires under there. Flexing it will be a differnt thing though. I am going to have to do some fender trimming to get them to really stuff.
 
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