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post #1 of 9 Old 03-10-2010, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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can i just swap the axles?

so some of you might already know but i bent my front axle in my wj and have been driving my truck and i want to get back in the jeep and next thursday i am finally gonna get a chance to fix it. what i was wanting to know and have been searching for is a way to know what wj to get the axle from at the pick and pull. there are different years but no limited like mine, they are all laredos. so what i was wanting to know is there some way to look at marking or tags on the axles and know what gears they have or what... how do i choose which one to pull?


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-10-2010, 10:12 PM
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First you need to find out what front axle you have, I would assume a dana 30, so look for one that has a dana 30 and it either cv or ujoint (whichever one you have, get that one). Remove your old one, install PNP one.
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All stock WJs have dana30 and cv joints, none ever came with u-joints and he needs 3.55 gears so you can't get it from a V8 but not all I6s have 3.55.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-13-2010, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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ok so dont get one from a v8. that shold be easy. is there any way to tell what gears the axle has though? i mean there has to be something.. doesnt there??

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-23-2010, 09:09 AM
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should be a tag on the pumpkin attached with the cover bolts that will give you the specs of the housing
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-23-2010, 06:45 PM
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if no tag, pop the cover and look at the numbers on the ring gear. 41 11 is a 3.73 ratio gear. since there were only two ratios offered stock, if it's not that number it's the one you need.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-23-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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yeah i found one.. and have already done the swap. took me a long time, i took my time and got it all done. i now just need a new driveshaft bc the diff has like a cone looking thing instead of the t looking thing. for got what its called. i have plans this summer for going bigger so im just gonna wait till then for a new driveshaft i think. but yeah its all done. gonna retourqe everything again this weekend. i was gonna take pictures but i didnt want to get my dads $800 camera greasy

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-23-2010, 07:04 PM
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they call it a rezeppa joint on the wj driveshafts. there's about 5 different shafts offered for the wj.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-24-2010, 04:40 AM
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i have a spare CV style driveshaft and both yokes if your interested perfectly good

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