just picked up an mj!
89 2wd 4.0 5spd short bed. Going to convert it to 4wd asap for winter. Have a few questions. I plan on going with a rather large lift/tire combo on this truck but not right away. Should I waist any time on installing stock axles or just jump up? If so what's the best fitting axles to look for? Width and what not. Also do I need to swap trannys or just tail shafts? Any input/advise is appreciated.
'89 should have an AX-15 but you need a different trans for parts at the very least to convert it to 4x4. Easier to get a 4x4 AX-15 and tcase combo. (4 bolts hold the shifter on. BA 10/5 has only 3) External slave is better than the '89's integral one. If you stay 5 speed and plan on 33" tires, 3.73 or 4.10s are the way to go. I had a BA 10/5 and it ran great with 3.73 and 33/9.5/15s. With the auto it REALLY wants 4.10 and I'm looking for an 8.8 from an Explorer to put in. (It's up for sale at the moment for $3500 in Seattle)
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