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Old 09-20-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Rear Swap

I have a 1991 YJ with the in- line 6 & auto tranny. The rear went some time ago & I've been told I can use a Chrysler 8-1/4 rear with the same gear ratio which is 3.55. The rear I have available is from a 1995 Cherokee. I also hear that the spring & shock mounts need to be replaced to make it work.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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Just my opinion but if you don't have the diff yet and were willing to go through replacing the spring and shocks mounts to make the 8 1/4 work then just upgrade to the Ford 8.8... There a dime a dozen, same amount of work, include disc brakes and available in the 3.55 ratio you need..

91 YJ, SBC V8, 5 speed, 8.8, 4" spring, SOA, 35" MT/R ............ Sadly I have sold my Jeep.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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i agree with uplifted.. i rebuiltd my rear thinking it was way cheaper than going with a ford 8.8.. turns out it would of costed close to the same.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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thanx guys, your advice will really help.
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