I know you said money ain't a thing, but the last 8.8 I bought was $73. Seventy three bucks. If you're gonna spend $4500, I'll shoot you my paypal number, I'll pull one at the local yard here, buy a plane ticket for me, and one for it, and come drop it in your rig myself hahaha
I would bet there's a few offroad shops around you that would do the bracket welding. Ya might want to find a local 4x4 shop, and just go talk with them, or start up an email conversation with them. For $1500 I would think they could get you pretty close to bolted in with a selectable and 4.88s to match, maybe $2000 if they're doing all the work, including brake lines & new rotors & such.
If you got the cash, do it, ditch the 35 and never look back.
Artec's truss kit is pretty sweet.
Yes a lockrite will pop & unload through turns on the street, you probably want selectable, or, consider keeping the stock ford LSD.
Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00
I would actually swap to another d30 or hp30 with 3.73s in it. Much cheaper.
3.73 is/was a very rare gear count in Cherokee's,a lot more common in TJ/LJs, that's gonna be a tough one to find.
But you're right man, OP's got deep pockets.