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!
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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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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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!
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!
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