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HELP me order my 4.88's!!

Ok so I THINK I've found everything that i need for my 4.88's at 4wheelparts, but im not sure if maybe im missing something or something is wrong, so someone help me out please...

Rear 8.8 28 spline LS - http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...tNo=G/GF888488
Install kit - http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...tNo=G/G25-2013

Front Dana 35 - http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...tNo=G/GD35-488
Install kit - http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...tNo=G/G25-2049

Also, i will be ordering an Aussie Locker for the front.

Will all of that stuff work? and is there anything else i need, a notched pin or something??
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks guys...
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I guess everything looks right, the only other 8.8 out there is the one they put in the front of the f-150, but it should say reverse cut for that gear set.

Make sure the front gear set is specifically for IFS rangers and not for TTB rangers.

4wp sent me TTB gears which (i think) are reverse cut, and of course, they didnt fit.

Also, idk about ordering from 4wp, i mean i will never order from there again. First instance is they sent me the wrong gap guards for the BL (back in the day) and wouldnt exhcange them. Now a month or so ago i placed my gear order from them and they screwed up the whole thing, sent me wrong gears front and rear which i felt sorry for my installer who had to put in 4 different gear sets for my truck..

Last thing is, you know with 4.88s and 35s your going to be running close to 3k on the freeway at about 75 MPH, right? Its bad enough with 35s and 4.56s, i couldnt imagine it with 4.88s.

Anyway, i hope everything goes smoothly for you - Good luck.
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I guess everything looks right, the only other 8.8 out there is the one they put in the front of the f-150, but it should say reverse cut for that gear set.

Make sure the front gear set is specifically for IFS rangers and not for TTB rangers.

4wp sent me TTB gears which (i think) are reverse cut, and of course, they didnt fit.

Also, idk about ordering from 4wp, i mean i will never order from there again. First instance is they sent me the wrong gap guards for the BL (back in the day) and wouldnt exhcange them. Now a month or so ago i placed my gear order from them and they screwed up the whole thing, sent me wrong gears front and rear which i felt sorry for my installer who had to put in 4 different gear sets for my truck..

Last thing is, you know with 4.88s and 35s your going to be running close to 3k on the freeway at about 75 MPH, right? Its bad enough with 35s and 4.56s, i couldnt imagine it with 4.88s.

Anyway, i hope everything goes smoothly for you - Good luck.

I havent had any bad experiences with 4wp yet, so until i do i will still order from them, but thanks for the heads up... and im not to worried about highway driving, my truck sees the highway maybe once a month, when i actually drive it it's all in the city or on trails so i think 4.88 should be perfect..
I will probly order everything tommorow, after i hear from a few more people to make sure i have everything and it's right..
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Everything looks good except.

The D35 install kit, you need to make sure that kit is for the D35 hybrid axle, not the rear axle of a Jeep which is D35, the gears are the same but the install kit is not.

Also I would recommend having a few extra carrier bearings laying around, it is nice to have them incase one of the older ones get messed up in removal. None of those install kits come with bearings.
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Everything looks good except.

The D35 install kit, you need to make sure that kit is for the D35 hybrid axle, not the rear axle of a Jeep which is D35, the gears are the same but the install kit is not.

Also I would recommend having a few extra carrier bearings laying around, it is nice to have them incase one of the older ones get messed up in removal. None of those install kits come with bearings.

So the d35 install kit i have their isnt right? anyone have a link to the one i need? Also do i need a notched cross pin for the rear?
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you should be able to just grind some of the stock pin down and it will slide in then.

let me find a link to a gear instal kit
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here this is the one i bought.

you need to make sure the spline count is 27 on the install kit and you should be good

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...0&autoview=sku
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g/g's as meanin others who have similar part numbers, are as follows for install kits. minor which include only seals, have a 25 prefix. major which includes everything to do a full set up, have a 35 prefix. the install kit 2049 is the correct one i believe. i have a pos ranger sitting on the rack right now at the shop, which i just put a superlif on, and the fron pinion beraings where bad. after i tore it down, found the case bearings were bad, had spun on the case.

Bottom line, if your doing a gear swap, its in the best interest to spend the money on the full install kit, and be set for good, instead of the possibilty of the old bearings lockin up.
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I'd try talking to some of the vendors on Pirate 4x4. They can set you up with some sweet deals. Much cheaper than 4wp could get.

I got quoted 2 sets of gears with full install kits, 2 lock-rights, a new carrier, and a set of chromo shafts for a D44 for 1200 shipped to my door.
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