Originally Posted by LumpyGrits
Well that tranny would be(OEM)either a T4(VERY weak and those 35's of yours will break it PDQ)or a T176(MUCHO better box).
Sure hope you can find out what you ring & pinion ratio is.
You really need to find out what your Jeep has.........
Agree, I need to be clear on my drivetrain and the cj in general, I have been a WK2 owner which gave me the jeep bug and i'm now going from luxury suv of a wk2 to relatively primitive and finicky CJ, not totally a bad thing b/c I think the cj will be a much better wheeling rig.
All I did with my last wk2 was change the oil q 6months, now I've already dumped 2 K in this thing in 3 weeks! I think the bones are ok though and it will be $ well spent.
An area Jeep shop did the axles/wheels/gearing/lift a few years ago for PO and supposedly 'did it right'. My mech thought all that stuff looked ok. The carb and brakes still need attn though
I figure it will take me many months if not longer to learn about my CJ and perhaps get to the point where I can fix some little things myself
I want to make it reliable without sinking 20K in it, here's hoping