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post #1 of 5 Old 05-31-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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99 WJ axle

Does anyone know if a 97 ZJ Dana 35 rear axle will fit a 99 WJ. Rear is siezing in my 99 & a freind has a 97 he isn't useing. Need this back up ASAP as it is my daily driver.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-31-2013, 06:50 PM
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The width is wrong.

The ZJ axle is narrower than the WJ.

The bracketry is also wrong.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-31-2013, 06:53 PM
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Different animal. ZJ's don't use a rear a-arm at all where the WJ does.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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Lug patterns are also different. ZJ=5x4.5, WJ=5x5. You would have to run different wheel patterns front and back, and carry two spares.

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