Axle swap options - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Axle swap options

Save at JeepHut on Smittybilt Soft topsECGS Labor Day Sale!!New DEAL OF THE WEEK at ROCKRIDGE 4WD!

Reply
Unread 04-24-2002, 10:10 AM   #1
ohio yj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: OH
Posts: 6
Axle swap options

There are so many options out there for axle swaps on jeeps. Is it that much cheaper to find one out of a junk yard, clean it up and rebuild it versus just buying a complete axle assembly (Currie)? Or is it just a hassle saving step to buy a built assembly. I am looking at swapping out the D35 for a 44 with an ARB and regearing the front.

ohio yj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2002, 10:25 AM   #2
Bob J
Registered User
1984  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Posts: 1,675
The best way to go would be to get a D44 front end from an early 80's Wagoneer. All you have to do is move the spring pearches in 1/2" each and figure out what to do about the bolt pattern. You can try and switch the front which could be alot of trouble, or get custom axle shafts for the rear to match.
__________________
1984 AMC Eagle
2006 TrailBlazer

Sig v.55
Bob J is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2002, 10:44 AM   #3
OldJeepguy
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Santee, CA.
Posts: 753
87 to 91 Grand Wagoneer's had D/44's front & rear and are the easiest swap into a Wrangler. The earlier Waggy's (81 - 86?) had an AMC20 rear with factory one-piece axles and thicker axles tubes making this assembly MUCH stronger than a D/44. The only downside on all Waggy diffs is the bolt pattern is 6 lug.
__________________
Steve
jeep79cj@yahoo.com
OldJeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2002, 11:11 AM   #4
ohio yj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: OH
Posts: 6
Thanks for the help you guys, now that bring me to another question. Changing the bolt pattern? Is there a conversion kit that can be purchased or is it a matter of buying new axle shafts and brakes that are five bolt?
ohio yj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.