View Full Version : Lift is on its way

04-03-2006, 11:30 PM
Just ordered a Rubicon (RE 6030) Super-Flex 3.5 lift for the XJ. $830 plus taxes plus shocks plus shipping through a buddy who has connections (RE website wants almost $700 US, so not too bad). Napa here quoted over $1000 before taxes/shocks/freight, stupid small towns!

Now I really need some gears/axles. Hopefully Jeepnut still has the 4.10 ring/pinions :confused: , but I need a set of 3.55 cases to bolt them too. The stock 3.07 cases apparently won't accept the 4.10 crowns. I procrastinated and lost out on a deal on a 4cyl XJ I assumed had 4.10's and also some 8 wide aluminum wheels, $400 it went for. [27] Auto wreckers here want $500 per AXLE for 4.10's and first quote on 3.55's was $700 for front/rear, then he dropped it to $400. Still crazy for Dana 30 and 35's, not like they are 44's! Who the hell is going to pay $1000 for stock XJ axles!

Will post pics before/during/after the install hopefully next week. Will be a few nights after work to get it done.

04-04-2006, 09:31 AM
right on! If I was down your way I'd lend a hand (if you wanted one)

are you going to leave the stock rear end in?

I got an 8.8 (thanks gavin!) a couple weekends ago, and won't be needing my 3.55 rear after its in. I don't know what your timeframe is but mine is ...sometime this spring...

04-04-2006, 09:49 AM
yup...still hanging on to them for ya. I'll box them up this weekend and send them to speedy with one of his stocking orders next week.[cheers]

04-04-2006, 02:40 PM
i just swapped in a 8.8 i still have the dana 35 out of a 94 yj...you can have for 100 bucks 0b0

04-04-2006, 08:27 PM
Thanks John! I owe you a big bottle next time we meet up! Speedy tells me you might not make the Trout Lake trip this year? Should try to put a couple of days aside for it, we're going to be exploring some areas new to us, should be a good 3-4 days riding!

Fuzzydog, PM me what you want for the axle, I'm assuming it's a 35? That just leaves a 30 for the front, shouldn't be that hard!

Bogealot, will the YJ 35 bolt into an XJ? Both leafs, just as long as the perchs are same width.

04-04-2006, 08:34 PM
No the YJ diff is not a bolt in on the Cherokees the axles are the same width but the Cher is a spring over axle and the YJ is a spring under axle and the springs are different distance apart.