73 fj40 need some expert advice

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Hi im new here and have spent the last month that ive owned my cruiser on here getting great ideas. I have a sbc to stock 3spd and tcase both are very noisy. I have sprung it over without turning the front and now my front driveline wont run at the steep angle. I want to go to a auto and move my rear axle back by flipping my springs. I have two choices, I have a 350 205, and a 350 dana 300. I will use a v6 tacoma rear axle but im not sure which would be better overall, and also if i go to a different tcase further back it seems like my front driveline angle will be relieved and i will not have to turn the front axle. This is my daily driver and each day it is down i have to drive the wifes car so i am trying to know everything i need to get and do, to swap the trans as quickly as possible. Thankyou all very much
 

Pin_Head

 
 
 
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Cutting and turning the knuckles sounds like an easier solution to your problems.

There is nothing wrong with a 350 auto, but if you really want one why not just get a Blazer and save yourself all the work.
 

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I have a V-8 with an auto in to an Orion T-Case and in my opintion there is no better set up for wheeling or street driving. I would spin the front springs 1st if you have not done so. No body to cut like you will with the back.
 
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well im having the front diff turned now so it will work better no matter what trans i go with because i have been reading a lot of positives for a sm420 or a 465. I just dont know if it would be better with a 205 or with the stock 3spd tcase any opions would be great as i only want to do it once thanks
 
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a 205 is alot stronger then the stock transfer so if you have it thats fine otherwise the orion cant be beat. automatic are a lot better for off road so there is advantage in my opinion. also you can put a cvjoint in there that might fix the problem of the steep angle for now
 
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