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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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SAS dana 44 and ford 9 for my 81cj7

Hi all I am looking for some advice, I want to swap in some new axles for my cj and I am curious what to expect for the cost and how hard it ill be to do. I already have the axles I just need to figure out how to get them to fit and what parts i Might need. My axles came from an old bronco a friend had laying around. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Are you keeping it original width? Either way you're probably going to need to remove ford brackets. While your waiting you could have them regeared.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Are you keeping it original width? Either way you're probably going to need to remove ford brackets. While your waiting you could have them regeared.
I dont want to modify the width of the axle if I dont have to, whats your thoughts. I know it can get spendy and Im trying to keep this under 1000. Ive removed all ford mounting parts from the axle as I need it to fit my leafs.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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You could start with cleaning off old brackets and changing gear ratio. You can do the YJ spring swap too. You need to decide on spring over or under. Just some thoughts.
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'89 YJ 2.5L, 5-spd, Borla header, dynomax super turbo muffler, Big-O XT 30x9.5r15
2004 Jeep Liberty Renagade 3.8L 2wd
'86 XJ 2.8L V6, 5-spd manual tranny (My 1st)
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Unread 12-21-2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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Oops. I didn't know it posted. I imagine you need to find axle center and frame center and line up the axles accordingly. Maybe stay spring under. I've heard spring over can get costly. Set you pinion angles and burn it in.
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'89 YJ 2.5L, 5-spd, Borla header, dynomax super turbo muffler, Big-O XT 30x9.5r15
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