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post #1 of 4 Old 02-19-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Newb with a technical axle question

Hello to you all!! Kind of new to off roading, but learning all the time. My question is:
I may possibly have access to the axles from a WJ with the Quadra-Drive gerotor style diffs for less than dirt cheap. I was wondering if the carriers are a direct swap from WJ housings to ZJ housings, or are there different bearing sizes/shaft sizes/ring & pinion sizes/# of splines between the 2 generations that would make it not viable? I know the WJ axles are wider and have different bolt patterns, but are the internals all different from the ZJ axle innards?
Both front axles are Dana 30LP, one 1994, the other 2001.
Both rear axles are Dana 35, 1994 and 2001 also. I know... D35s are junk... but for now I can't swing the $$ for a REAL axle... lol
Any info would be helpful!!

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-20-2013, 07:30 AM
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Shaft sizes are different between open and varilock axles. You'd need custom shafts.

Varilock only came in the 44a, never the d35.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-20-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I knew there would be something different about them so it wouldn't be just a simple swap out. LOL I always try to learn something new every day
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