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Unread 09-03-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Guts for Chrysler 8.25 Housing

I saw the chrysler 8.25 housing in the link below and am trying to figure out what would be necessary to get it up and running. I figure brakes, new gears, axle shafts, locker, what else? I'm having trouble finding a really simple answer/parts list. I want to check all this first to see if I'd save any money. I plan to DIY but then take it to a shop to check and install as opposed to paying a shop to do it all. Also interested in hearing your thoughts about buying online/this particular axle. Thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190709508499...3AIT#vi-ilComp

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Unread 09-03-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
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Complete axles, drum to drum, are $89 at the local Pick-n-Pull, and even the full service junkyards are only $125-175.

The local junkyard or a part out on Craigslist will be cheaper than a bare housing and all the parts needed to fill it.
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Unread 09-03-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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Just the brake parts and drums will cost more than a complete unit from a Pick and pull. Thats only a fair dea if its free shipping like close and you pick it up and you have the rest of the parts in your garage.
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Unread 09-03-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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Oh wow, guess I'll start calling JY's this weekend, just hadn't seen anything at the ones I checked online or craigslist. I wasn't sure how cheap it was going to be, thanks!
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Unread 09-04-2014, 06:02 AM   #5
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I have 2 XJ 8.25 29 spline axles in my garage. I should post up my own ebay ad too.

Seriously though - get to know your local 4WD club or 4WD shop - somebody has upgraded FROM this axle to run full widths or 1T axles and will consider it to be worth not much more than scrap. You should be able to pick one up for 100-150 ready to bolt in - maybe even with a lunchbox locker or HD diff cover.
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