O/T Advise on YJ 44 Spring-over Axle Retrofit
I read an article in the tech section on Bronco axle swaps, by Chris Waterman this morning, but was unable to contact him by email, so the anwsers to the the following questions will be greatly appreciated:
I have a 93 YJ, 4.0, with a 3-speed auto tranny. I would like to do a SOA and run 35' tires. I have quotes for as much as 20k to convert to Dana 44s (front and rear) with ARBs.I would like to drive on the Hwy as well as off-roading. Basically, I'm looking for the best of both worlds(if there is such a thing),
Question 1: What would the best differential gear set-up be?
Question 2: What about the transfer case (231), is it better to swap it out, rather than install an Advance Adapter heavy duty CV conversion, or should I consider an Atlas or model 300 unit with a higher gear ratio, it's my understanding that this would take some strain off of the differentials when running 35" tires. I've done a lot of reading to the point of information overload.
Question 3: Are ARBs the way to go, I've been told that they tend to leak internally, but are a better choice when going back to reality (Hwy), any advice here?
And last: I'm sure most us would agree that cost is always a major issue, time I have. What do you think my cost would be if I did everything myself. I want to do it right, without chasing dimes with dollars.
If you wouldn't mind leading me in the right direction, all advice that you have would be greatly appreciated.
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