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Build Thread: Project 88 Grand Wagoneer


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Old 05-18-2010, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Subscribing! Always good to see a project in the works.

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Ive been looking at a full size Cherokee down the road from me. I want the 360 for my M715, and the rest of it would be for a 70s commando build.
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Haven't posted in while as I have been busy with the kiddos and fishing which also means that I haven't really done anything to the Jeep. Although this Saturday I did score a 1 ton 14 bolt full float GM Corporate axle for $75.00 that will be going into the rear of my GW. I need to pull the cover and see if it has the gov-lock or not and what the gear ratio is. Maybe I'll be lucky and they will be 4.10's already like I am putting in the front.

This also means that I will be doing an 8 lug conversion on the front 44. WOOT!

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Gears... for what it's worth: I'm running 33" tires and just had Yukon 4.56 gears put on my JK. They're awesome!! Just the right amount of compromise between street and on the trail. If you're running 35's, you may want to consider going a little higher than 4.10's.


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Gears... for what it's worth: I'm running 33" tires and just had Yukon 4.56 gears put on my JK. They're awesome!! Just the right amount of compromise between street and on the trail. If you're running 35's, you may want to consider going a little higher than 4.10's.
My 88 has a 3-speed automagic TF727 with a final drive ratio of 1:1. The 4.10's will be more than enough.
Overdrive transmission benefit more from the numercially higher gears. If I ever switch to a 700r4 then I would probablt go with some 4.56's or 4.88's, but I don't ever really see myself doing that conversion.
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Nice! Makes me miss my old Wag. If you swap that 14 bolt in to the rear it's going to be WAY wider than the front. It will probably look silly unless you swap the front as well. Maybe out of a Ford, since Chevs have a passenger side diff in the front.

Personally, I don't like the look of axles that stick way out the sides, but to each their own. I'd stick with the stock D44s.
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Originally Posted by ClovisMan View Post
Haven't posted in while as I have been busy with the kiddos and fishing which also means that I haven't really done anything to the Jeep. Although this Saturday I did score a 1 ton 14 bolt full float GM Corporate axle for $75.00 that will be going into the rear of my GW. I need to pull the cover and see if it has the gov-lock or not and what the gear ratio is. Maybe I'll be lucky and they will be 4.10's already like I am putting in the front.

This also means that I will be doing an 8 lug conversion on the front 44. WOOT!

Pics to come...
Sounds like you will be having some fun soon with the install. Take lots of pics and then post them up here when you get the time


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Well here is a pic of the $75.00 14 Bolt. It ended up having 3.73 gears. Grrrrr. Looks like I will have to change those as well if I decide to use it.
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Here is my axle ready for Spring-Over. I hit them with some old primer I had lying around to keep them from rusting too bad until I can run down and get some paint.


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Here it is with the axle installed for mock-up:
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Let's just say that I've gained some altitude.
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