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I am considering buying the RE TJ axle brackets to swap in a rear end. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. Ease of install? I talked to one guy who happened to work at one of the places that builds rear ends and he said they need a lot of work to be made to work. Of course he was trying to sell me on his work. So what's the story with the brackets?

 

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Everything Ive seen that come from RE always seems to be good quality and well thought out. Im sure they take some ingenuity to get them the way you want, but its probably not the gloom and doom being desribed to you by someone who will make a fistload of cash if you were to but his product. My only advice would be, unless you are a very good welder, to have a competent welder do your axle welds, You can save time and money spent for a pro welder, by tacking all of your components into place(unless one component will block the welders ability to have good welding access to another). Have everything clean and unpainted. I would trust RE to supply you with a good starting point for your swap.
Jeff
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A competent welder will be doing the welding. I am too much of a moron to measure the angles and still end up driving down the road kinda straight. I couldn't measure a straight line then re-draw it. I just want to be sure that someone with some actual brains and skill could get these things superglued on the axle housing right. And there definitely isn't anyway to tack it all down and check it. Well there isn't anyway to do it with the stock pieces. They have to be put on and removed in a certain order. Oh well my stock iron anchor will still be useable if needed (If the welder screws up because I bumped him). Although driving home with the lower 3.73 gears would be nice.
Thanks,
Aaron

 
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Aaron, I've heard mixed reviews on the RE brackets. If at all possible you may want to take the brackets off of the axle you are replacing. Just what I have heard from a couple different shops.
Good luck,

Axlesupagain

 
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