I got a 8.8 out of a 97 exploder this last week. It came with disc brakes, limited slip, 3.73 gears, complete driveshaft, u-bolts and brakets all for $150. I'm going to shorten the long side axle tube and center up the rear-end. That will bring the rear within an inch of the factory A-body rear. It will also let me use an extra short side axle shaft, so no custom axles. If your wondering why not get a 8 3/4 well I plan on doing the whole swap for around $200. You couldn't hardly get a bare A-body housing for that much! Here's a few pictures. I'll post more as I go along. I'm going to move the rear springs into the frame when I do the swap also. Jake I got most of the info to do this swap from this site, so thanks to everyone who's posted about this in the past!