So here's the deal.
I wanna run 33" tires, but I have 3.07 gears and a 30/35 combo.
I need lower gearing!
I have a line on a 9" from an EB with 3.55 gears for $350. From what I understand, this is an excellent axle.
My original build plan called for 4.10 gears from an 8.8 out of a late model explorer...but I don't think 3.55 gears would be that bad with 33" tires. Obviously the option to re-gear later would be there, if I want to go with 4.56 or 4.88 gears.
So all you guys with 3.55 gears and 33 tires, how is it? I know that's a common ratio for an XJ, and it would be nice to get an HP D30 with that gearing for a cheap match.
I need some advice!! What are the pros/cons of the 8.8" and the 9" respectively. I know the 9" is beefier and have two pinion bearings, and the 8.8" uses c-clips, but not a whole lot more about these axles.
I already have the brackets, I just need some axles