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!