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Unread 10-15-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Swap offset rear d60 into WJ?

I've been looking for a d60 to swap into the back of a wj. There is a d60 out of a j-20 and the diff has a 6in. offset. Will this be ok in the back of it as long as the ds is the right length, or should I just look for a different 60?
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Unread 10-15-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but I think you're gonna have issues....

You're probably better off looking for a Ford 9" to throw out back, however with that you need to make modifications to the gas tank I believe in order for the pumpkin to clear.

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Unread 10-15-2007, 11:46 PM   #3
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id go with something other than a 9", from hot rod experience nobody likes them because of the high heat they generate and how much power they rob, but just my 2 cents. id look for a dana.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 12:40 AM   #4
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what about 8.8's? they get hot? and as far as robbing power... wha? how?
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Unread 10-16-2007, 09:22 AM   #5
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I want something alittle bit stronger than a 8.8. There are 37s on it so I think i'm better off with a 60.
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As far as drive shaft angles go, the 6 inch offset will not have any negative effects, our rear drive shafts are a mile long.

However, rear 60's are a dime a dozen, get one that will be easier to work with.

As far as the 9" comment, what? If they rob so much power, I guess you should clue NASCAR into this phenomenon and the many other performance organizations across the globe.

A 9" can be a fine choice for a center section to use, they have tons of aftermarket support, they are plenty strong, and have many axle spline and gear ratio options.

One thing to consider, if you are already on 37's, don't waste your time with 30 spline axles in the rear. You can get away with it in the front if you feel like swapping in a D44, but most who swap in D44's wish they went 60 or hybrid custom soon after.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 01:11 PM   #7
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As far as drive shaft angles go, the 6 inch offset will not have any negative effects, our rear drive shafts are a mile long.

However, rear 60's are a dime a dozen, get one that will be easier to work with.

As far as the 9" comment, what? If they rob so much power, I guess you should clue NASCAR into this phenomenon and the many other performance organizations across the globe.

A 9" can be a fine choice for a center section to use, they have tons of aftermarket support, they are plenty strong, and have many axle spline and gear ratio options.

One thing to consider, if you are already on 37's, don't waste your time with 30 spline axles in the rear. You can get away with it in the front if you feel like swapping in a D44, but most who swap in D44's wish they went 60 or hybrid custom soon after.
So your saying for the front I could get away with a 44 but will eventually want a 60? But in the rear just try and go with a 35 spline, forget the offset 60.
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not to meantions WJ's get there speedo reading from the rear axle...
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As far as the 9" comment, what? If they rob so much power, I guess you should clue NASCAR into this phenomenon and the many other performance organizations across the globe.

A 9" can be a fine choice for a center section to use, they have tons of aftermarket support, they are plenty strong, and have many axle spline and gear ratio options.

Or maybe he could call Currie Enterprises and get their input on the matter...
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not to meantions WJ's get there speedo reading from the rear axle...
Not to worried about the speedo as it will be a trail rig only.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #11
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not to meantions WJ's get there speedo reading from the rear axle...
you sure about that?

the tru speed attachs to the trans
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i would do the rear.
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You can also change it so you get your speedo to work off of the t-case, from my understanding, if you really wanted to have it.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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wait, is this D60 for a WJ or for the ZJ in ur sig?
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you sure about that?

the tru speed attachs to the trans
STOP SAYING THAT!!!


It is at the rear axel in WJ's... ask people over a MC that have done rear axle swaps...
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Unread 10-16-2007, 05:32 PM   #15
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wait, is this D60 for a WJ or for the ZJ in ur sig?
Didn't you read the title?

Or the first post?
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