See, me personally... $100 and driving to tucson vs. $300 and a little bit of work local. I'm going $300 and a little bit of work but that's just me. Round trip gas to tucson in a truck would've been $100 minimum plus an entire day and didn't you say you were having to rent a truck too? How were those $100 axles really going to be any cheaper all said and done? Extra $100, 30 minutes in grinding and the axles are probably installed that same day without loosing a complete day of your life on an epicly boring drive. LOL That's if they were the same gearing. I'm a bit lost on which ones were geared with what and which gears you want. Hell, swing by my house with those and I'll cut the damn perches off for you, I'm pretty quick at that kinda stuff, just cover the cut off wheels and a 12 pack of mtn dew. LOL
Do you know the person in Tucson or La with the axles? If not, then you don't know the true condition of those axles either. I'm selling my jeep and my car. I would sell my jeep to any one of you on here, I wouldn't sell my car to anyone on here but when someone comes to look at it, you can damn well bet I'm saying it's in great condition! Sold as is... LOL
Like I said, I'm just playing a-hole devil's advocate... Have you looked at that one that's in the pic-a-part on boulder by chance? I "might" be in there this weekend, is there a way to ID exactly what you're looking for?
Again, I understand completely where you're coming from.
I love road trips. I love driving long distances, and havent done so in a while so a trip to tucson would be nice. Originally the girl was going to ride with me and we were going to stay over night and make a date weekend out of it.
Axles/wheels = $100
Gas = $130.00
Rental = $30.00
Total: $260 plus a 'fun' day. I know, there isnt much difference.
Yes, i know the people in Tucson and LA. One is a mod on IFSJA, and one is a member over there that I have met personally.
Part of it is also just wanting to deal with people I know/like rather than some person on CL.
I'm looking for a set of axles from a 74-79 Wagoneer. Not j truck, not cherokee unless its narrow track. Must be equipped with discs in the front.
I'm looking for 3.54 gear ratio, which is factory tow package. Regualr gear ratio is 3.07 for those years. I dont want that (I currently have 3.31's, tow package from 73)
And lastly, the axles I pick up are going to be refurbished 100% before placing them under my truck. I dont mean gears and stuff, but seals, u joints, ball joints, bearings, wheel cylinders, drums, shoes, calipers, pads, and rotors, etc. no sense in putting in some iffy ones and having to do the work under the truck. I'd like them 'fresh' when they go in.
I guess there's nothing wrong with taking a look at those local ones, even though they would be more, and dont include wheels. I figured I could sell off the rims (which i dont want) to offset some of the cost for new rims.