Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups

Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups (
-   Jeep-Short Wheelbase (
-   -   Do-it-yourself r/p swap... (

**DONOTDELETE** 03-22-2000 09:58 PM

Do-it-yourself r/p swap...
Well, I got the estimate the other day on a gear swap for my 85CJ [2.73>>3.73]. Let's just say I'll be doing it myself...ahem.

The AMC manual has some pretty decent info on this and I was wondering if there are any other reliable surces to tap into out there? I guess one thing that is challenging me right now is putting together a tool inventory. AMC "recommends" a whole slew of tools, most of which I'm sure I can by without.

Any tips, advice, etc that anyone can lend would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

'85 CJ7/258

**DONOTDELETE** 03-22-2000 10:17 PM

Re: Do-it-yourself r/p swap...
Chris, there was a whole thread last week or so on this subject, you might check it out. At a minimum you will need a good dial indicator and magnetic stand, a good micrometer, and a good torque wrench that reads up to about 100 ft./lbs. Good luck and have fun.

ORC Land Use Section Editor
Get involved or lose it all, the choice is yours!

TOM85CJ7 03-22-2000 10:32 PM

Re: Do-it-yourself r/p swap...
I started that thread last week. I can tell you everything you need to know including what tools are necessary. I can even tell you who has the best prices. I swapped from 2.73 to 4.10 and installed a rear detroit locker. I actually haven't done the front axle yet but the rear is complete and I am back on the road. I will tackle the front the next time I have a couple of days off. I am serious about helping you out. You can send me an e-mail and I will give you all of the websites I used and any other info that would help.


<font color=green>85 CJ7-4.2L,T-176,D300,2.5"lift,32"BFG MT,Durabak,York-Air,HEI</font color=green>

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1994-2009, VerticalScope Inc. // Off Road forums & discussion groups sitemap
side by side | atv | dirtbike | snowmobile | sandsport | competition | land use | Jeep | Toyota | Ford | GM

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome