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post #1 of 6 Old 07-13-2007, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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is there major mods needed?

Is there major modification need to install a 14 bolt in the rear and a d60 in the from of a 60? What would be need for this to be done?


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-13-2007, 10:00 PM
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Is there major modification need to install a 14 bolt in the rear and a d60 in the from of a 60? What would be need for this to be done?
Your question is rather confusing...did you mean "and a D60 in the front of a TJ?"

I guess more importantly is why do you think you need these axles under your rig? Are you going to 37s or bigger sometime soon? I don't know how much of a response you will get, but there really isn't even a fine line here. Either you know you need them and you don't ask this question, or you don't need them and just think its a sweet idea...bottom line, these are going to take some work to get them under the rig.

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I guess more importantly is why do you think you need these axles under your rig? Are you going to 37s or bigger sometime soon? I don't know how much of a response you will get, but there really isn't even a fine line here. Either you know you need them and you don't ask this question, or you don't need them and just think its a sweet idea...bottom line, these are going to take some work to get them under the rig.
Never said I was putting it under my jeep. I was just wondering how much work it took to put a 14 bolt in the rear and the d60 in the front. I was reading through one of my jpmagazines and there was a ton of jeeps in there with that set up. I was just wondering how difficult the setup would be to do.

Remember, I just installed a d44 :-) I'd be crazy to consider installing anything else for a long time.

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Well, I'm no fabricating expert, but its obvious you won't likely find one of these ready to bolt in to a TJ. You are dealing with some big axles here, so to put a 14 bolt in the rear you will likely want to stretch the wheelbase a bit so your driveshaft isn't too short. That means you would have to relocate the gas tank. So, not only do you need to do work to the axle (brackets), but you will need to mess around with the frame, suspension, and gas tank too. That's pretty much just scratching the surface on the rear axle.

The front, you will need to mount up your brackets, which sometimes gets hard with the pumpkin being so large and offset. Then you will need to customize your steering setup to accommodate the new knuckles and larger width. Which brings you to the next issue, figuring out your desired width because neither of these axles will be stock width.

Well, maybe someone else will chime in, but I suggest doing some reading and searching if this is just a casual question. There is plenty of info out there.

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Eh sounds like a pain in the rear end. No wonder why the guys build total was at $25000 and he didn't have much more then the axles.

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Its not all that hard, but it does take some time. I have moved the rear axle backwards 4 inches, but that was to fit the Chevy tranny and transfer case in a short CJ5. On the front you have to outboard the spring hangers, which entails building brackets. I purchased a steering knuckle and draglink from Offroad Design and the steering hooked right up. Then it's just hooking up the brakes which just needed an extended brake line, and getting a driveshaft built. On the rear just cut the spring perch's off the axle and move them in to the correct distance for the Jeep. I installed a disc brake conversion so I had to build brake lines, then get a driveshaft.

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