Currie Hi Pinion and TF727
I think I may have a problem with my plans. I am planning to get a couple Currie High-Pinion 9"'s for my CJ-7. I also want to swap in a TF727 Auto Tranny. Now I have read that you will need about 4" of lift to swap this tranny in, to avoid the front driveshaft hitting the pan. Fine. I have the jeep lifted about 4.5" right now.
Here's where I think the problem lies, but correct me if I am wrong.
With the new axles, my driveshaft angle will be reduced, almost to the point of where the driveshaft was be3fore it was lifted. Does this mean that essentially, I cannot run the 727 without an additional 4" of lift, making a total of 8.5".... Now of course, if that is true, I will have to rethink the axles or the tranny, because I really do not need or want 8.5" of lift.
Anyone have any opinions on what other tranny will be a good swap (read inexpensive, I am blowing a lot of money on axles)? Gonna stick with the 258, and will be running 35" tires with 4.56 gears, D300, so what would you suggest for a transmission. I am sorta partial to slushbox's, but that is not set in stone.