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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2001, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Best replacement axles?

I need to know some good axles to put in that are easy to put in and not too expensive, and where can i find these axles,on what kind of truck, the axles are going to be on a soa lifted jeep

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-18-2001, 06:42 AM
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For the rear, i bet many would agree the Ford 8.8 is a great swap. They're found on 96+ Explorers. 31 spline, 5 on 4.5", width is about the same, disc brakes, monster tubes... in most cases you could be able to find one for around $400-500, maybe cheaper if you look.

For the front, you might consider staying with your D30. I believe if you have a 95 or newer, you get the D30 with the 297x ujoints. These are the same ujoints on a D44 and this is usually the first point of failure.


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post #3 of 8 Old 10-19-2001, 10:33 PM
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hey, normally, if you cahnge the rear, wouldn't you also change the fromt if you had the ca$$?? and would it be possible to swap the front of the ford as well??


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The only mandated change to the front that could be dictated by a rear axle swap is gear ratios. For example, I'm having a Dana 60 installed next Thursday, but the only change to the front end is that I'm having 4.56:1 gears installed in an otherwise stock Dana 30. Reason being is that my rig has 3.07 gears right now, but 3.07's don't exist for a D60 (not that I'd want 'em if they did... ). Hence, I am forced to regear the front axle to accommodate the rear.

The Dana 30 reverse-cut model that's standard on YJ's is a fairly decent axle from what I've seen, and '95 and later (I believe) use the same steering U-joints as it's big brother Dana 44. Get rid of the hokey vacuum disconnect, and the D30 is quite a rugged little axle for it's size. Cheers!

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The Ford 8.8" axle seems to be popular, but not the best option. It still has C-clips, which means you still have to carry spare axle shafts. I'll probably go the D44/D60 route whaen I upgrade. I was pretty much set on the D44, but Nightclaws research has me leaning toward the D60 now. It seems there's only a couple hundred dollars difference between the two, at least at MIT.

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I am maybe getting a 93 YJ 6cyl and I want 35" BFG MT's and I was wondering what I need to do underneath the Jeep. (gears, drivetrain, axles)


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Originally posted by bighair:
hey, normally, if you cahnge the rear, wouldn't you also change the fromt if you had the ca$$?? and would it be possible to swap the front of the ford as well??

No and yes

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