Not really wanting to do used parts when it comes to replacing the R&P gears. Kinda stuck deciding if I should just save for the R&P set or go ahead and do the Super35 axle kit while everything is out. Pretty big price difference, but that would save me an axle swap in the future. Decisions..decisions....
I would rather pick up an 8.8 used for 250.00 which can be had with 3.73's or 4.11's... You would have to buy some brackets, brake hoses, and such to make the swap complete. But well worth it imo, or get a D44 bolt in.
Good luck on whatever YOU decide it's all good..
I have no way to prep a replacement axle for bolt-on at this time. Besides, I would have to find one geared with 4.56 as that is what I currently have. There was an 8.8 with 4.56 gears for sale in The Dalles but again the issue of welding up brackets and the other ammenities is an issue. I think at this point I just need to replace the broken pinion to get it back on the road so I have a DD again, then save up for a new axle later. Not the best plan I know, but time and money are extremely tight and carpooling is getting VERY tiring.
SW Washington & NW Oregon Monthly Meeting
Monthly get together at Leonardo’s Pizzeria every 2nd Sunday of the month from 5pm to 7pm. Come and have pizza and we can talk about future events, runs, meet-in-greets. I have a room that sits 40 reserved. Park on the North side of Leonardo’s off SE 1st Street. There is a side door to the room. From the room we will be able to see the Jeeps. There is an overhang outside, some picnic tables, too.
16505 SE 1st Street
We are going to one thread for our group instead of 4 threads. The thread is located in the Oregon Forum. WranglerForum “sticky” the thread so it will always show up at the top. The thread is titled “SW Washington & NW Oregon Group”
From now on let’s start using it. The below link will take you there.