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Old 01-03-2014, 07:18 PM
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95 yj 350 swap

i am planing a 350 chevy swap in my jeep i have been told that a mid to late 90s chevy s10 4x4 trans will work for the swap anyone know if this is true and one more ? do you guys think i could get away with running the stock axial for a little bit like till summer i don't plan on wheeling it or beating it and what kind of donor vehicles can i get axials out of that will be the easiest one to put in it

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Since your username is an RC car, maybe that is why you are referring to axles as axials. Now that I am done busting your balls, on to your questions. The transmission in lates 90's S10's would also be found in full size trucks, I think maybe what you heard was to use the transfer case...maybe. I believe the S10 used an NP231C which is very similar to the NP231J in your Jeep. As far as your axle surviving...I have heard of guys running a D35 behind a V8 and having it survive, but you will need to be very careful. I have also heard of D35's breaking behind stock drive trains. A Ford 8.8 is a very common swap. Do a little research on it, there are plenty of posts on it in this forum.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #3
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With my 350 swap i used a 700r4(chevy 1/2 ton) adapted to the stock transfercase with a AA adapter. As far as the stock axles they will work on the street but not so well on the trail. I broke 3 rear axle shafts and one front axle shaft within the first year.I upgraded my front axle to a HP dana 44 from a 79 3/4 ton ford. The rear I upgraded to a 14 bolt from a 79 3/4 chevy. As far as any swap I would buy all of your parts first and make sure you have enough funds to finish. Because the little parts add up fast.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:58 AM   #4
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I swapped a Chevy 406 in mine with about 400hp. I am running stock axles. Using a 700r4 transmission from a 90s blazer. The transmission lost 3rd gear and overdrive in the first 20 minutes of testing it out. I decided to run with just 1st and 2nd gear up some sand hills in my area. The axles held up just fine, and trust me, i was not being easy on them, and they still havnt failed me yet. I would recommend putting a bit of money into the transmission before axles. I plan on getting my trans rebuilt with a manual valve body and slap shifter this spring to keep my rpm's when I need.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:59 AM   #5
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Also went with a slip yoke eliminator kit for the transfer case and a custom driveshaft from Tom Woods Driveshafts
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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I have had better luck with 350 and 400 turbos holding up than any of the overdrive autos

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