Wow! Good buy sir. You have me beat on the low mile survivor. Mine shows 115k on 33s but it's a 92. Very hard to keep them miles down because you always want drive it.
Speedo gears are a piece of cake to swap out. If the PO replaced it to correct the speedometer you may really only have 120k. You can download a gps app for your phone to check against your speedo.120k. However With the large tires it’s probably around 130-140
Thank you. I checked he differential and sure enough, 3.07.Gauge problems are pretty common. Sometimes you can pull the gauge cluster out and just clean up the printed circuit board with some scotchbrite. There might be a sticky on that. If not a search should show some write ups.
You would have 3.07 gears. Yj's with 4 cylinders came with 4.10 gears. If you could find a set of those to swap in it could save a bunch of money compared to a regear. Ideally you would want a front YJ axle with 4.10's and a Ford 8.8 rear out of an explorer with the same 4.10's. All factory options and reasonably inexpensive.
Congrats on the new Jeep. It looks to be in real nice shape.
To swap the complete axle assembly it is pretty straight forward. Unhook the brake lines, drive shaft, shocks, 4wd assembly plug, and U bolts. Remove axle and put in the new one. hook everything back up and bleed the brakes. There are plenty of wright ups on an 8.8 swap. That will require a little welding.Question is now- how difficult is it to swap the axle? Is that a speciality job or?
Very true. Problem is I can’t read the electrical diagram or figure where any of these wires go. I’ve git a Haynes manual and it seems a little lacking.^ Time and patience, hardly anything worked on mine when I got it, but a few hours cleaning connections, checking grounds and a few new fuses and everything works now, without having to source replacement parts. Don't forget to check your connections at the other end of the wires under the hood. Sensor connections get loose, grimy and corroded. read a couple dozen assorted electrical posts and you'll find more often than not it's a loose or corroded connection. In my world I'd rather fix the wiring before replacing a part and still having to come back to the wiring.