Originally Posted by stuftmunky2k
to keep it on the cheap 44 be your best bet the main thing to look for is flat top knuckles on the axle. pretty common for the 78-79s so you can get it machined for a steering arm. if your only wanting to run the smaller tires find you a set of stock jeep wagoneer springs for the front. the other thing need to look at your tcase depending what year it is if the front output is a slip yoke or if its a fixed. if its a slip just need to find a np231c from a early 90 s10 or blazer and swap the guts and jb conversion makes a awsome sye for the rear output. do you plan on moving your front axle forward at all?
I swapped the 231 internals into my 233 so I had a fixed yoke on the front, but no reason to do the sye for the rear. never did mine and no issues. it can't hurt, but money can be spent elsewhere.
no leafs here. ran ZJ coils on mine.
seriously, get to zr2usa if you have not already. all of our info is there.