I looked for 6 months JY couldn't keep them more than a day and they jacked the prices up to &400. Craig's list looked forever finally made the call found a 3:73 open. No issues was going to 4:88s for my four banger. $300 complete to the brakes and very clean so I lucked out. They are out there just have to keep looking. Good luck on the search.
I like to be a bit frugal with my jeep money, and from what I gather purchasing a axle with the 4.10 gear already install is less devastating to the pocket book than purchasing the gears and the axle, right?
I didnt have it shipped....the site gives you local junk yards that have the parts.....just a tip, the 8.8LSD I got was out of a 6cyl not an 8cyl, same rear end but the 6cyl was $200 cheaper
so $150 and I got the 95 jeep yj d30 with 4.11 for $150 also.
and I got the brakes and drive shaft flange. but I had to travel an hour away to get it.
I've been seeing that a lot in my area too, for some reason the junkyards must think the V8 rear is more stout or something. "Oh well it came out of the V8 model so it's better, blah blah blah!". Usually around $200 cheaper for the 6 cyl 8.8 like you said.
Originally Posted by JeeperDon
I was in your shoes 15 yrs ago. Don't be afraid of re-gearing if the rest of the axle is sound, brakes and such. Do it yourself and learn something. It's a lot easier if the axle is on the bench too.
I've been thinking about going that route, I'm finding 8.8s in my area that aren't 4.10s for way cheaper. A lot of 3.07s and 3.73s IIRC, those are going for about $250-300 vs. $500+ for the 4.10 axles.
1991 YJ, bone stock. Starting all over again with another YJ...
I can get a a couple 3.73 tomorrow for $150 two blocks down the road. Can factory 3.73 upgrade to 4.88 down the road without issue?
There is no carrier break for the 8.8, so when changing gears you can install any ratio that is available (up to 5.13 I think) and the only difference in cost should be the difference (if any) in cost of the R&P set
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