Originally Posted by DirtRider1357
but its still a lot stronger than the d35. my old k10 ran 38.5x16 r15 super swamper tsl's with a 10 bolt front and 12 bolt rear. the 10 bolt did have chromoly axles tho
Musta only ran mud with it.
I had a blazer before my yj. started with d44/12b and 33s Broke the 12b on some pretty mild rocks.
Then went to a d44 3/4 ton with a 14b rear and 36s. That lasted fine with no breakage
Then went to d60/same 14b rear and 42s. No breakage except driveshafts.
That drivetrain is a nice setup for a light jeep. the 10b front should work just fine if your gonna run 35s. My buddy runs 37s on a 10b front and has only popped a u joint once but it was at full lock.
The sm465 is an awesome trans but SUCKS on the road. Its literally like driving an old dump truck. 20ft space between shifts and it likes to make noise and grind and whine and you cannot shift fast. The low is nice and you will enjoy it.
The 205 is one of the strongest transfer cases around. Can be twin sticked with ease by doing some mild grinding on the detent rod for the shifters. It will however most likely have the 10spline 205 wich is less ideal, but agian, with a jeep it isnt as bad.
Hopefully he kept the TBI setup on the motor. If so it will work great offroad and take angles very well. It is basically a carb with 2 fat injectors in it.
I have been a chevy guy for a while, and sounds like a few others are pretty familiar. so if you have any other questions im sure we can help you out.