Thanks again for the help. I have found the above mentioned wagoneer frontend already set up with highsteer and spring over the guy wants 500. According to my research I think this is a good price. Considering all the machining (for steering arms), parts swaping to get back to 5.5 (which has already been done scince it was in a cj), and this axle is already set up spring over. I am thinking of doing a invertted T steering set up, for the steering it seems to be more of a simple set up (which I could be totaly misguided on?). I have a friend who set one up simular to this and turned out fairly nice. I will be making a seperate post for this though. But the info you have given me has been a great help I am still up in the air as to weather I am going to stick with the 3.54 gears and the limited slip or to go with the 4.10's.
I am thiking I would like to have the advantage of the limited slip for wheeling. The 3.54's are the same as what is in the jeep now and with the 35's I am running, it is ok on the highway and good in the mud. I mainly wheel in the mud and I am not too sure if the 4.10's will help me much. I do know that my jeep has a limited slip rear and a welded front and it is night and day from the stock open carrier jeep that I had before this one. I agonized over weather or not to weld the front that is in my cj now and I am actually very glad I did. I know it will add stress to bearings, and axles. There is also tire wear problems but for the type of wheeling I do with the jeep v.s. how little I drive it on the road I think the welded fronend was a good choice. Partly because I did not care about what happened to my stock 30 because I was going to do this 44 swap. The main reason I did it was I was out wheeled by my buddy in his toyota, and I could not let such a thing happen.
the only difference was he had a locker in the front so I went home and welded it up that night. I have been able to go everywhere he goes every since. Anyway back to my question about gears. Since I can not do both (use the limited slip with my 4.10 gears) what do you guys think I should do? Should I go with the lower gears or the limited slip?????????? I am leaning toward the limited slip because Of the added traction. I am a firm beliver in wheel speed and don't really see a need for gearing a 6 cyl. like you would a 4cyl.. I know there are guys out there who disagree. I would like to know what you guys would do. Would you go for the lower gears or limited slip? I'm running 35x12.5 swampers, 258 bored .30 over, lowend torque cam, a Weber carb, T176 4speed (couldn't use 5th in my t5
and had a t176 sitting around). I thought about the fact that with the 4.10's I might be able to use 5th but I want to stick with the t176 for strength. So I will keep the 4speed.