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Re: New guy with a couple questions
Welcome to the board. It would help us out thought, if you filled out your profile. For instance, I don't know what you have now for a tranny in order to compare gear ratios. FYI a Chevy t-case is going to be quite a bit heavier than even your model 18 I think. There are no stupid questions, but hopefully this will help.
1. If you find a good np205 or np208 transfer case, you should be able to keep your stock axles (although I think a 208 would be pretty long in a CJ5)
2. Doesn't matter if I'm right on #1
3. I think factory 1st gear right now if you have a 3 speed would be something like 3.44 : 1. With an sm465 (muncie truck 4 speed) 1st is 6.55 : 1 so you'd gain a lot of crawl ratio, although I'm not sure how the Chevy t-case ratio compare your model 18.
Lot's of guys on here that know more about this than me, but that's my $.02