I was talking to Art today about the sometimes unknown or unseen costs of "budget axle swaps" I though others may want to see some of the information. I'm glad he started a forum, I think they are a much better platform for tech and pictures
Here is a typical parts breakdown for a 1 ton jk swap using superduty axles with a factory type suspension. Obviously cost can vary a lot depending on the condition of the used axles, locker type, steering options, etc. I'd consider this to be on the cheaper side. All this is parts only, no labor, shipping taxes ect.
Great info, there's something very cool about a 14 bolt in a Jeep. But, the true cost of a "budget swap" can get pretty close to a crate axle.