Ok. I have to deal with an issue. Headed out to do a little mud riding and the rear end locked up tighter than dicks hat band. The outer pinion bearing seized up. I managed to hit the ditch with out rolling (yes my ass was puckered up).
I have read and read on the 8.8 swap. I have no issues about welding or fabricating whatever it takes to install it. "Is it really worth it?"
Also what about the front end? What upgrades would be the way to go? My passenger side axle is worn and leaking (seal was no fix). I read about the Cherokee swap. What are the advantages? What more needs to be done beside just replacing the passenger axle?
Tires: 35" federal
Stock rear and front end.
Gears: 3:55 (they suck)
Well worth the upgrade, best bang for the buck as far as I'm concerned.
But it takes a little prep time, came in just under $150 for the axle. and replaced bearings seals and fluids, new spring and shock perch's,
95 2.5L, 5sp, 4" RC Lift, Lock Right front diff. 8.8 LS 4.10 gears, M/T 31" Baha Claw
Yea that's the tires I have. I like them but they are nothing compared to the old gateway buckshots. The only problem with them is availability around here. I have been in some serious louisiana gumbo mud. Yes I have been stuck but they really pulled before that happened.
Not worried about the cost but if I do the 8.8 swap on the rear how or what is out there to upgrade the front?
best lockers, ARB. Also the most$$$ If you don't need to daily drive it.. put a detroit in the rear 8.8 and a aussie or lock right in the front dana 30. I would also just stick with the stock 27 spline size,but in alloy, in the front as you can find spares cheap, vs having to carry an extra set of $$$ 30 spline units
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