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Unread 03-31-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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ZJ axle upgrades?

I'm putting a clyaton 7" long arm lift on my 96 5.2l zj, what would be a good swap or aftermarket axle to install, and would it work with my 410 magnum engine that I'm putting in?

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Unread 03-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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Everybody here just swaps Pro Rock 60's in their rig. Here's the link-

http://www.desertrat.com/products/?id=5019














If you were to actually take a look around the forum for 10 seconds you could find out the answers to simple questions like this. This question is so basic with absolutely none of the info that is needed to help answer it. What's your budget, tire size, HP/Torque, wheeling style, or goal?

Here's a great start for you...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...u-post-880249/
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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:13 PM   #3
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I'm putting a 410 magnum mopar crate engine in with 500 hp and 510 ft lbs of torque, tires size will be 36's or 37's on 17 inch rims, specs are 37X13.50R17, budget is not really a problem, I will be using it for mudding/ off-roading and occasional street driving when moving my jeep to mud pits, etc. and I just want something that can handle the 37's and and a lot of power and stress when mudding and off-roading that will work with my lift kit without too much modification.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Seriously, click on the second link that I posted and do some reading. Alot of your questions will be answered there rather than having someone absolutely spoon feed you.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
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I'd do a 9" rear and 609 Front, if money was no issue. Or mogs.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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rockwells and you'll never have to look back. here are some in our area
http://rochester.craigslist.org/sear...inAsk=&maxAsk=
they are top loading though, so you will need to run enough lift to clear the driveshafts. i would say a minimum of 6 inches, probably closer to 10

if you dont want those because they are too big, you'll probably be good with a d60 front and d70 or sterling rear.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 05:17 PM   #7
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also, you may have better luck with pirate4x4.com. they guys there are more geared towards this. they have a section dedicated to mud. the guys here are more geared towards daily drivers /weekend warriors.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #8
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built D44/9" with chromos if weight is an issue. had a buddy running 500hp naturally aspirated on 39.5 boggers with 44/9 combo with no issues.

or just go to a D60 - shaved 14blt if weight is not an issue and or the 37's aren't the largest tire you plan to run.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 07:51 PM   #9
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ProRock 60's actually sound right. Either that or a 60 front / 14 bolt rear.
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As someone who personally knows a rig with Pro Rock 60's under them and wheeled with him, they're pretty BA. My original post was in jest somewhat, you didn't provide anywhere close to the necessary info for someone to even come close to helping you. I didn't just google "Most expensive axles for a ZJ" and come up with the "Website Generator".

If you're just going to absolutely dump money into this ZJ and buy everything instead of build it, why not go with Pro Rock 60's? Sure, with alot more knowledge and know how you could build the same axles for way less, but if you're asking these questions, you might not be up to this yet. It's just money, right?
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Unread 03-31-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
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I'm putting a clyaton 7" long arm lift on my 96 5.2l zj, what would be a good swap or aftermarket axle to install, and would it work with my 410 magnum engine that I'm putting in?
Search and just reading the forum is a good start to gaining the knowledge you want.

On a Uni-body vehicle, one without a true frame, it is pretty useless to hang heavy axles on the uni-frame. Heavy axles with a strong motor will pretty much rip the control arms mounts from the body unless you can really beef up the mount areas.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 08:18 PM   #12
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hey man, dont let them get to you. sometimes people here forget that not everyone popped out of there mama knowing all there is to about Jeeps. i dont really get it. and for some reason its not ok to post a question before doing weeks of research.

one thing that i didnt think about before, that Tally said, was you will probably want to look in to plating the unibody rails. and possibly adding a roll cage (interior or exo). both will provide the structural support youre looking for.

i didnt mean to dismiss your question by sending you to pirate, but i think they will have better answers for you. there are very few people here running rigs that are that modified. and its pretty common there. also, maybe check out mallcrawlin.

i'd love to follow your build, i'm sure it'll be sick! maybe if i'm down that way sometime i'll have to check it out.
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rockwells
guy across the street from my buddy has a pullin diesel. after he grenaded his second set of d60s he put rockwells under it and started pretzeling drive shafts
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Unread 04-01-2011, 08:09 PM   #14
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. . . I went to mallcrawlin and had barely any luck, . . .
You WILL find answers on mallcrawlin. Just don't expect anybody to spoon feed you. Spend some time reading.
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Unread 04-01-2011, 08:24 PM   #15
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the problem is that anyone who has been here long enough has seen this all before, people come in all the time wanting to build a ZJ with a 6BT on rockwells with 15" of lift and 44's, or make one into a desert buggy and slap some fox coilovers and a full cage on it. nobody ever really gets around to it, so most dont take this seriously.


If you are actually planning on doing such a thing, kudos to you. i would love to watch this build.
you will find the site very helpful but you have to do a little searching and reading of your own, otherwise things like this happen. I wish you luck with the build, and welcome to the forum.
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