Originally Posted by BlooMule
I'd say PM cerial, I bet he's got lots of good ideas.
I went with awd simply because I wanted the transfer case to be as strong as possible using only 2 moving gears, shafts, and bearings. To get 60% bias in the rear I am using the engines weight.
More and more companies are going to rear biased awd. Front biased awd is junk and more of a cheap car thing. I have had 4 tempo's (sleepers) one was a 86 with "awd". The thing would not hook up worth a damn until I tossed weight in the rear.
I am also building my cj-5 into a light weight, low budget, 2wd, summer only, cruiser. Being lightweight I am moving the engine into the drivers compartment for better weight distribution. I am using 2wd because of the lighter weight and increased reliability over a awd system. That and I can get it lower cheaper using 2wd.
The stock 69 cj5's rolling chassis will be for sale soon.
What build are you starting
What are you building this thing to do?
Toss slicks under that jeepster and be done with it.