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Unread 08-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Swapping axle assemblies 1995 to 1990

I found a good deal on complete axle assemblies (4:11 gears) off of a 1995 that I'd like to swap into my 1990 YJ.
Is there anything special I need to know, since the rear end in the 1990 is a non-clip?

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Unread 08-31-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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The '95 uses a switch at the CAD on the front axle to actuate the 4WD light on the dash, so I'd use the CAD housing/cover off the '90. Otherwise everything else should basically bolt up.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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You're going to end up with the larger ujoints in the front end. Bonus!
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Unread 09-01-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information Timatoe. Anticanman, I saw in your profile that you are running 35's with 4:11 gears. How does it run down the highway? I currently run 32's with 3:07's,and I'm now debating if swapping the 4:11 axles is going to make enough of a difference to be worth the effort and risk. (my current axles have less than 100 k miles the new 165K +)
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Trust me, you'll see the difference. I had 3.07 and 31's and the power is about the same with 4.10 and 35's. For me it's great on the freeway and if you're running 32's you'll probably want to move up to 33's or even 35's if you do any commuting. I wouldn't recommend my set up for serious crawling unless you have low transfer case gears.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:47 AM   #6
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That is just what I wanted to hear! Thanks for the "push".
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Unread 09-01-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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I believe the front brake caliber designs are different, you'll need to grab the 95 calibers with the axle
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Unread 09-01-2011, 05:53 PM   #8
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I've got the calipers from a '95 XJ on the stock front end of my '90. No issues. Autozone and Kragen list the '90 and the '95 with the same part number.
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