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Unread 06-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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Trying to decide on an SYE

Hey Guys,
I am looking at a few different SYE kits, weighing the pro's and con's. I'll probably go with a Tom Woods' kit, even though I could get an XJ shaft, I don't have TONS of extra time to take it somewhere to be cut and balanced. I want a kit suitable for light off-road duty. If you have thoughts or opinions I would appreciate them.

Here is what I'm looking at:

JB Conversions Super Short Kit ($570): Besides the price tag, my two questions on this are: Does the speedo just need to be spliced into the harness, or do I actually have to buy another part? (yes I have searched and found conflicting answers). My other question is do the bearings have to be pressed off? "On a 1994 and older application, you will remove the bearings which are in the synchronizer hub assembly/chain sprocket"
(not sure if this means PRESSED OFF or slid off)

JB Conversions - 231 Early Design ($520) - Less in terms of price, not sure if it buys me much that the cheaper one doesn't. It does come with a 32 spline shaft though.


231 Jeep applications through 1994 - Early Design with 27 spline out-put
($370) - This is the most cost-effective, but is lighter duty than the others.

Thanks for any thoughts. There are a quite a few options in terms of spline shafts too, S, X, XC, XB.....whew!

Drew

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Unread 06-23-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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Because I'm only looking for light to medium duty, the 27 spline seems like the obvious choice. But I'm trying to also make sure I'll be good to go for more heavy duty later.

For example, when I bought my 2" lift, I said "I'll never run more than 31's" And now I'm running 33's!

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Unread 06-23-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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The PORC was 199 and it works for me bro - Is there really enough difference between the 2 products to justify the extra $100?
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Unread 06-23-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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Wow, $179 for a 32 spline kit.........I'lll need to think about them for sure.

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Unread 06-23-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
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For the SUper Short Kit, did you put on an electronic speedometer?

Note: Earlier 231 applications with mechanical speedometer cable require updating to an electronic speedometer.
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Unread 06-23-2007, 02:43 PM   #6
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If you are directing the question at me, and I think you are since no one else posted -

I didn't get the super short. I got the ol regular one. And the bolt I have stuck in my speedo is too long (that happens to me all the time, actually) and for whatever reason I'm not getting any speedometer right now. lol.
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Unread 06-23-2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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The SS one has to use the electronic speedo. Or that's my understanding anyhow. I'll be getting the on from PORC, when funds allow.

Here's a little something interesting for ya as well, look at that pic on the PORC site of theirs for $179 and then go to the RE site and look at the pic of theirs. I don't know that they are the same but the pics certainly are.
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Unread 06-23-2007, 05:10 PM   #8
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Timatoe,
You're right---they look identical. At this point I'll probably go with PORC, looks like a great kit at a great price!

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Unread 06-23-2007, 06:44 PM   #9
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My Advanced Adapters SYE was $200 shipped from DC4WD.com

love it!

(he also sells the AA sye with a TW shaft as a kit! $450 or so... check it out!)
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Unread 06-23-2007, 09:26 PM   #10
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Because I'm only looking for light to medium duty, the 27 spline seems like the obvious choice. But I'm trying to also make sure I'll be good to go for more heavy duty later.

For example, when I bought my 2" lift, I said "I'll never run more than 31's" And now I'm running 33's!

Drew


You make a good point. I too said that when I did my 4" with 33" blah blah blah. Now I am gathering parts for my SOA. 35's, 8.8, SYE, 4.56 gears, MORE steering, etc. So IMHO it is always better to go stronger just cuz you never know when you will get that itch!
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Novak Conversions makes the shortest one I've seen, and its a complete kit. But... its $309. Its the one I'm going to use once I finally get home to my Jeep.
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Unread 06-24-2007, 09:09 AM   #12
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AA sye here. Not super short but it's a very complete kit.

And to answer the OP about the pressing of bearings...Yes you'll have to press off the bearing with a shop press or bench press.
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Unread 06-24-2007, 04:43 PM   #13
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i have the JB SS and i dont remember mine that much money and if you have a 94 you just have to splice the new speedo in(i have a 94 w/ 4 cyl that why i know that not sure for other years) but the JB sye is strong bigger and better imo
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