i picked up the rearend today and im gonna get started on this project this weekend. I plan on sanding it completely down and painting it black with duplicolor 500degree paint i have from doing calipers.
Next, im thinking about taking it to a shop and having it looked over and getting new bearings and seals
then, im planning on swapping my '03 axles rotors and calipers into the 8.8 rear cause they are in much better shape.. however the axles i think would be okay but i still wanna put my '03's on.
then im looking at buying quad shocks and possibly LCA's but i donno if they will be necessary... will my stock control arms and shocks work fine with this rear?
Dont bother with quad shocks... If youre gonna put new LCA's and what not on it anyway, the quad shocks will essentially be worthless. Those shocks are there for wheel hop problems, If you havnt experienced it, you more than likely wont start.