Well this update is the one that brings this post up to date. Not a big one but as I drove and used the jeep more and more I realized that I wanted to upgrade the rear for something a little stronger, wider and had disc brakes. I also wanted a set of aluminum wheels and started searching were I found a set and got a pretty decent deal on a set of 15x10 with 5 1/4" bs even tho I am a fan of the "wider stance" and really wanted a set of 15x12's.
Well as we all know when your done searching for what you want you stumble across what you originally wanted. So being that it was a good deal I couldn't pass it up. I did however have a small delima, I was only days out of major back surgery and was bedside as I still am today. I am fortunate enough to have some really great friends and one of them took the ride and picked them up. As he was on his way home with the new wheels I found a buyer for the set I had purchased a few weeks earlier. Wow things do go good sometimes!
As I stated a little earlier in the post I am bedside so this gives me plenty of time to do some research and locate plenty of parts or upgrades. I searched Craigslist and found a guy about a hr away that was parting out a 2001 Ford Explorer so I once again leaned on some very amazing friends and they went and got me the rear from it. 3.73 with no locker for $90.00, What a steal!! It will need gears and a locker, but I'm just glad to get another good deal.
Now the fun begins looking and purchasing all the swap parts and my next upgrade. I believe it's going to be super simple. I think just a rearview mirror holder since mine just keeps falling of and I've had it. Thinking about doing this or buying one if I can. I saw it done on this site before.