Need Gear upgrade/Axle Swap Advice
Here we go...
Well I plan on getting a new jeep in about 1 to 2 years once the new penstar engine has ran for a bit in the jeeps. Not sure if I can hold out.
I had a buddy of mine who has put about 100 miles on a set of 35" Toyo Open Country M/T tires and **** Cepek DC-1 and said that he would sell me all 5 for $350 each. He wants 37s now. See pic attached.
Question 1: Do you think it is worth it????
If I go with 35s I was planning on upgrading to 4.88 Superior Gears. I currently have the factory axles for a 99: Front Dana 30 & Rear Dana 35c (3.73).
I found I could buy the superior 4.88 gears and master install kit for about $568. See pic, pretty sure this is all compatible.
Question 2: Do you think this is wise? Both mechanically & financially or would a axle swap with the 4.88 gears or even 4.56 be wiser??
And I have someone that has installed gears about 6 or 7 times before and never had issues who will do it for little $$$, plus hes a good friend who is a mechanic.
Please any constructive feedback would help out.
Question 3: Since I'm getting a new jeep in about a year or 2 do you think its wise to even do this?? I'm gonna have to buy new tires within the next few months anyway.
99' Auto TJ Wranger:
3.5 R.E. Standard Lift
BDS 9500 Shocks 3"
Rancho Steering Stablizer
Teraflex Adjustable Track-Bar (3" & up)
33x12.50x15 Dayton Timberline A/T
Warn Front/Back Bumper
High-Performance Catalytic Converter