Originally Posted by Jester983
Id love to install an 8.8 axle, but I dont have the tools or knowledge to do it. So it would have to be taken to a shop. Anyone know roughly what a shop would charge to swap the axles?
Theres one line ontop of the differential ( proportioning valve ), one plastic connector with wires on the diff, 4-ubolts on the springs and the end of the drive shaft.
A basic socket set, a flathead screwdriver, open end/line wrench and a case of beer.. You could do this in under 2 hours ( if in a rush ).
You might want to get in touch with a member from your area. A shop will probably charge you a MINIMUM of 4 hrs of labor and ' dream ' up parts you will have to buy.
It would be a WASTE to upgrade any 7.5 rear endless the upgrade part was an 8.8 rear .