It's a great feeling, isn't it?
I hear you on thinking the 4.10's might be too deep, but I think you'll get used to them. I did, and I don't even have 5th..
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
1990 White YJ TBI350, SM465, NP231, SOA, RE 1.5" SOA springs, Ford 8.8, D30, 4.10's, JBConversions SYE, XJ shaft, Bilstein 5150s, jb4x4 steering, MORE SS brakelines, 35x12.50 15 MT's, '95 YJ Brake Booster, '78 Grand Marquis MC, ZJ Prop. Valve
4:10s are very deep with a 350. But You get used to them, I'm runnin 4:10s with my th400 and in 3rd gear on the freeway at 75 ish I'm right around 3k.. But where you have 5 gears I'm sure your RMPs will be even lower..
[COLOR="Red"][/COLOR][SIZE="5"][/SIZE]88 YJ- 4.7l stroker, AW4, SOA, 8.8, hp D30 powertrax no slip,3" front stretch with waggy springs, stock replacement springs in the rear, 35/12.5 r15 goodyear kevlars
drove the jeep today about 25 miles! the power that this thing has is amazing!! to anyone thinking about doing the swap, if u have the money and time the swap is more than worth it i have a 180 tstat that i am going to put in because it is running at 215- 220 which is higher than i like.
on another note yesterday we pulled some stuff out of out old truck and then junked it. we got a 302, 4speed and tcase from it. and also axles most people would love to have. 79 hp d44 and d60 rear.
first pic is axles out of truck that the front is going in our ranger.
2nd pic is the axles going in the jeep i wish the person wouldnt have cut the tie rod!! they are 77 hp d44 front(with welded on wedges), 9inch rear
it has been a while since i updated. first i never said how i got the exhaust routed. i sent the jeep to an exhaust shop and got a complete header back custom bent exhaust for $300 they put a welded thrush muffler on it which sounds pretty good! they ran a crossover under the oilpan into a single out between the rear spring and tire. another thing is the trans whines while ur driving which is kinda annoying. now i cant wait till it gets warm to cruise around without the top
since the jeep is now pretty much done with the swap, we moved onto the next project until i get my axles rebuilt to go in the jeep. the ranger is getting alittle wider in the front. ( 11.5 inches wider to be exact) we have to outboard the springs.
2-is this enough arch for ya!?
it has been a while since i have posted. the jeep is running great and i love the power!! it puts a smile on my face every time i get on it anyway, i knew the rear end needed looked at for some time now and finally taking the time to look at it. i have it torn down to put new pinion bearings and seal in it. also since this axle has c clips in i thought i was gonna have to remove the ring gear, well thanks to the PO the gear was already notched! the pinion nut was EXTREMELY tight tho. i had to use a 3/4 drive airgun to get the nut off because the 1/2 snapon gun wouldnt do it. once i got the rear tore down i decided i should to the 20 gal. tank mod. it really wasnt all that hard but i got a few battle wounds from pulling the tube out!!
Man I wish I would have paid more attention to your swap. I was beating my head trying to figure out how to covert my vss pulses to a correct signal for my computer. I got recommended the Dakota SGI-5. So I ordered that and it came in today (haven't hooked it up yet). Then I yesterday I was browsing back through your thread to get exhaust ideas cause im redoing mine and I saw you have the sgi-5 in a post way back. Just curious, since you are carbed what are you using it to run?
Well right now nothing because I cannot figure out how to set it up lol, but I got it to run my speedometer. Without the recall box the pulses would be way off. I just need to take some time and read the manual again and get it working
if its autometer it is super easy. literaly involves hitting the trip reset button a couple of times and driving a known 2 miles. the video is on there website. it takes as long as does to drive 2 miles to calibrate.