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Old 10-07-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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debating on axle swap and gearing.

Ok guys and gals, I have a 94 Yj with the 2.5 and 5 speed. Running 33s with stock 4.10 gears. I am debating on putting either 4.56s or 4.88s in it. I am looking for overall power gain and MPG if possible. it is a daily driver that isn't afraid of the trails. Mild to moderate trails (I like the rocks) and eventually when the jeep is built enough tackling more challenging trails. I am afraid that I will eat the dana 35 alive with the added torque of the new gears. I have researched the ford 8.8 alot and if funds allow would like to throw that under my YJ. I would do all the welding and gear setting myself (well, with free help from family) So does anybody have an estimate on what such a task would cost? I am debating on selling an old cherokee chief wide track I have sitting in the back yard. it would bring between $1000-1500, Do you think it would be possible to pull all this off with that amount of $$$?

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Old 10-11-2010, 08:54 PM   #2
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Another thought. Would it be cheaper/easier to just put chromoly shafts in my Dana 35? and how well would they hold up?

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Those chromoly shafts probably would be just as expensive as the 8.8. And when funds come up again you can upgrade the 8.8 to be even stronger.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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Another thought. Would it be cheaper/easier to just put chromoly shafts in my Dana 35? and how well would they hold up?
Dont waste your money on building the 35! Your much better off with an 8.8 and easy swap with a yj.
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