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Unread 03-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
liquidmarineinc
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Cj '71 cj5 full length axle conversion

Noob to the thread here. Heres the scoop bought a '71 cj5 from a guy it was in the middle of a spring over axle I welded the new purches on the axles and am figuring out the steering but I noticed how narrow and top heavy this thing looks. Im thinking about swaping to full length axles before wasting my money on doing the steering and my questions are what would be the best axles to buy that will make the swap the easiest and what problems will I run into and everyones advice about going through with this. Thanks in advance guys and also I am pretty handy and have access to a lot of tools.

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Unread 03-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Your 71 CJ5 has the rare flanged offset dana 44 rear end. that is the last year. Try running 10" rims
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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I've come to the conclusion I'm going to do an axle swap and fab my own spring outboard kit I've found a 44 front and a 60 rear for sale and bith have a passenger side drop
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