I bought mine on eBay for $250.00 and I've seen them go for MUCH less. Installing it under a pickup would be simple. Except for the ones with knock-off wheels they use the 4 3/4" Chevy bolt pattern and there are no metric parts anywhere. Watch out for the gear ratio. Mine's a 2.88 as are a lot of them. You probably wouldn't like that ratio unless you want a highway cruiser. Most of the ones I've seen are about 61" over the wheel mounting flanges....check the width of your original rearend to see how much difference there is. You said you wanted handling. This setup will give you that....I don't recommend it for straight-line drag racing with a big motor and tires with a lot of bite.
See the "Jag rear ends" post below.
[ November 10, 2002: Message edited by: SJFast ]</p>