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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
kkhernandez21
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axles and gears, and truss questions.

So im kind of new to axle and gear game so I had a few questions:

First: how do I tell what kind what kind of axles I got in the front end and rear end, how do you tell them apart?

Second: what are truss ment for and dose it really take of stress from the axle tube?

Third: how do I go about choosing gears, I use my xj as a daily driver and its driven from one side of town to another I run 33" tires, and I go wheeling mostly in dunes sence I live in a desert area.

Thanks for your time!

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Unread 04-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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If you put your vehicle info in your signature line it helps people see what your working with as far as year/model, stuff like that. I'm no expert but you probably have the Dana 30 front axle. I think your gearing depends on if you have the tow package. Look in the Sticky section in the Cherokee Tech section. This lists alot of the stock specs. Good luck! Match your rear axle to this:
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