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Unread 11-01-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
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Axle Bracket Fit-up Precision

I'm doing research for my axle swap, and in spite of much searching I haven't been able to find what kind of tolerances for positioning are used when welding brackets onto axles. Is plus/minus a 16th of an inch good? Super anal? Super sloppy?

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 11-01-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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I've seen factory mounts off over 1/4".

1/16-1/8 is good enough. It's not an airframe.

Control arms will make up any difference.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Unread 11-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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I try to get mine as symmetrical as possible. +/- 1/16" is good.
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