Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Simple Swap (31 spline)

Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Simple Swap (31 spline)
Price: 
$125.00
Code: 
88SS-31
Shipping Weight: 
24.00 pounds
Quantity: 

8.8 Diff cover:
NONE
Add 8.8" Diff cover (+$120.00)

SPRING HANGERS:
NONE
2.75" ID Spring Hanger (+$31.50)
3.0" ID Spring Hanger (+$31.50)
3 3/16 ID Spring Hanger (+$31.50)

SHACKLE HANGERS (WAY BACK):
NONE
2.75" O.D. Shackle Hanger (+$46.00)
3.0" O.D. Shackle Hanger (+$46.00)
3 3/16 O.D. Shackle Hanger (+$46.00)

SHACKLE:
NONE
4" Long Shackles (+$34.00)
5" Long Shackles (+$35.60)
6" Long Shakcles (+$38.00)
7" Long Shackles (+$42.00)

Add Bolts:
NONE
Pair of 1/2" X 3" Bolts ($6.50)


Kit Includes:
  • 2 leaf spring plates for 2.5" springs
  • 2 perches for 3.25" axle tube and 2.5" wide
  • 2 shock brackets 1.5" ID
  • 4 U-bolts 10"x5/8"x3.25" and hardware
This is the basic kit essential for your 31 spline 8.8 Rear Axle swap, more items could be added but this is the bare minimum. You will receive 1 pair of our 3/8" thick A50 Steel U-Bolt plates with 3 pin mounting options, a pair of our 8.8 Spring Perches with the same pin option to match, & 4 - 10" x 5/8" x 3 1/4" U-Bolts with 1/4" laser cut washers and nuts, and a pair of Shock Brackets . This will get your new Axle under the rig. BTW, this is NOT a Chinese made product that just can't hang with the big kids, this is the Big Kid.

This axle is found in Ford Explorers, F150 trucks, & Ford Broncos.
Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 13 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome!, 7.10.2015
Reviewer: Dallin Peterson (South Jordan, UT)

Bought this kit a year and a half ago for the 8.8 swap on my ranger. I could't have made a better kit myself! It made the swap so much easier and faster. Even after a year and a half of abuse its still holding up fine! Highly recommend for any 8.8 swap.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent quality, made the job easier, 5.4.2015
Reviewer: Lewis Funk (Highlands Ranch, CO)

I loved this kit. The perches are beautifully made and fit perfectly, and the U-bolts are great quality - the heavy-duty nuts are great. In the past I've fabbed my own perches with 2" square tubing and bought the u-bolts from the auto parts store, but this was faster, easier, looks better, is more accurate, and much stronger - well worth the money.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seriously Legit., 4.1.2015
Reviewer: Johnathan Abrams (Lakewood, CO)

RuffStuff has nailed this swap, and it installed like a breeze. The way the spring perches are machined allows you to get a tiht fit on the axle housing to get it positioned perfectly prior to welding. WAY MORE heavy duty than the old 8.25 junk. If coming from stock, U will need a NAPA ujoint part # 353 to fit jeep driveshaft to 8.8.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wow! More than exceeds expectations!, 3.28.2015
Reviewer: Sheldon Belden (Meridian, ID)

I purchased this kit for my axle swap on my Ranger, not only was the shipping faster than expected, the quality of the product was outstanding! I actually called customer service to make sure it was the right kit for me, it's made of durable steel and will always be reliable! Thanks ruffstuff my ranger is happy!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 heavy duty stuff, 2.28.2015
Reviewer: Joseph Clews (Ringtown, PA)

Well built and thought out. This is heavy duty material and other areas of my Jeep are now weak points. I feel confident that this product will give many miles of worry free use. Thanks.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 STRONG, 1.24.2015
Reviewer: Wesley Bennett (Lakewood, CO)

HIGH QUALITY WORK,AND GREAT VALUE, DESIGNED TO BE OVER KILL, USED FOR MY BRONCO II 1984 AND 97 EXPLORER DISK 8.8

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 8.8 Simple Axle Swap gets a 10!, 9.12.2014
Reviewer: Charley Brown (McKenzie, TN)

This kit is absolutely "Heavy-Duty" and the quality has to be second to none! Dan at RuffStuff shipped the parts out quick and we had a great line of communication throughout my order process. I will not hesitate to order from him in the future.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ford 8.8 axle swap kit, 7.14.2013
Reviewer: Adam Donaldson (Fort Irwin, CA)

Wow! Wasn't expecting the kit to be so beefy, quick shipping, ordering was easy. The processing my order took the longest. I am very pleased at the quality of the craftsmanship, and would buy or recommend this to friends. And on a side note, love the little metal RUFFSTUFF logo!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 8.8 axle swap, 2.3.2013
Reviewer: Eric Stroy (Chagrin Falls, OH)

Buy this kit! Well worth the $. Great product n fast shipping!!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ford 8.8, 11.1.2012
Reviewer: Darren Lee (Waterford, Ontario)

I bought a simple swap for my Ford Explorer 8.8" 31 spline axle. Upon receiving the kit I can see why USPS wants so much to ship these from NorCal to Southwestern Ontario Canada. This kit is built for serious abuse. If you own a Ford Ranger, Bronco II, Jeep CJ/YJ, S-dime or anything else that has leaf springs and needs them over the axle you need this kit. I can't wait to get my 2000 Ranger std cab/flareside 4x4 rolling with a 31 spline 8.8" with disk brakes and a lsd.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 8.8 swap kit, 3.13.2012
Reviewer: Shawn Powers (South Euclid, OH)

Holy hell! This is one beefy kit. My axle will surely break long before any component of this kit. Excellent quality. I have a new favorite parts supplier.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent Product, 10.28.2011
Reviewer: Shaun Weigle (York Springs, PA)

High quality kit. Heavy duty. Well worth the price.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very Nice Product, 6.8.2011
Reviewer: Louis Pardini (Colville, WA)

I received this product in a very timely manner. This kit is BEEFY, fitment is excellent, and I cannot be more pleased. I highly recommend this item to anyone wanting to put a 8.8 in their vehicle!

 


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