So I searched for a couple hours last night. (maybe I missed something)
Didn't really find the info I was looking for.
Found a bunch of other good info though for more elaborate rigs.
So I want the lowdown.
I want to put a solid rear axle in my GL.
3.900 ratio. To match the front diff.
Which truck do I look for in the JY.
I know plenty of guys have done it but a definitve answer I have not found.
I'm not doing a transfer case. Don't want a monster Soob, just a more durable one.
Just a solid rear axle with a 4" lift up front.
Sadly my other option...
Is to buy the other wheeler I found and am going to go look at.
In that case the Soob will be retired as I'll need to sell it for $$$ to blow on the new wheeler.
I recently decided that I do not want to be a part of the axle breaker club.
And I feel it 's going to happen soon.
One of those choices is going to help with keeping me out of it.
What it boils down to is I saved up enough cash to make a change in my wheeling. And stock rear Soob drivetrain will NOT be part of it.
I could SJR and Swamper my GL right now. But the first axle that breaks will proly piss me right off. For me wheeling is to be more of a relaxing thing. Not constant breakage.
Honestly. If I was in Scoobyclimbs shoes and broke an axle 3 of the 4 first times I took my new hatch out. It would proly be scrap. That's just excessive in my book. And I've been thinking alot about it lately.
My rig progress is halted for reliability due to the weak rear end.
I don't want to get to the point I'm throwing $50 at the back of my Soob every time I wheel it. That'll cost me $100 a week!
No himhawin' around.
I want to know what I need to go get and about how much to expect to spend to make it happen. Simple.
I don't know what the final outcome will be for me.
But a definitive list of parts could make this conversion easier for future Soob wheelers as well.
Wait. I might have just found what I needed.
http://www.ultimates...lid axle ratios
But still feel free to chime in with ideas.
Edited by TeamCF, 02 January 2009 - 12:56 AM.