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post #16 of 18 Old 07-30-2009, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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yea thats what i may do. Swap both rears go with the 3.73 since im going ith 31 or 32" tires anyway. Should help a little over the 3.55 gears i have now. I was just wondering what i would need for the back. The front will be a direct bolt in and go. Rear will bolt in or course but my questions were with the driveshaft.

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post #17 of 18 Old 07-30-2009, 10:33 AM
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I did the 44a swap, and then had to go back to the JY to get the donor jeeps front axle so I could get my 4wd back. Its probably cheaper to get both axles at once, that way you dont have to pay as much, they might give you a discount.

As for the driveshaft issue, my back had to go in with me standing on the back tow hitch ball so that it will wiggle into place. Im sitting a 3" so you will definitely want to pick up the driveshafts if possible.

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post #18 of 18 Old 07-30-2009, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome. ill be up about 3.5" when the rear swap is done. Going to do the rear and lift at the same time. Makes more sense. I can grab both axles with both driveshafts for about $200 out of a 98 limited 5.2 Local guy parting the truck but doesnt know how to take it apart lol. Ill have to remove it all but thats better anyway. Make sure i get everything. Ill even get all the control arms springs and whole front steering set up. Cant beat it. Thanks guys!
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