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Unread 12-15-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Axle Builds and Swaps

I thought we could use this thread to provide links to custom axle builds and swaps that already exist in other sections of the forum.

Jim's Jeep; JK rear axle build with Super 44s, ARB, and 4.88 gears.



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Unread 12-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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I don't think we want to just post up a bunch of random threads, we're not trying to do the job of "Google".
I would have to say that if you built it then please post it
If you learned from it and it's here on J/F then please post it
If you saw it elsewhere and you like it, use that info to build and document it so you can start a thread on J/F and then post it here

How's that for a answer
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Unread 12-15-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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Here's the ones I posted again. They weren't mine but I posted in the 8.8 build about mine. The others are HPD60's from Joe Dillard and Poke that I followed along with. Of course these are front axles but they typically go well with any jeep.

Joe's HPD60:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...tions-1216015/

Poke's HPD60:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/jeep-envy-1210561/

Sebastian's 8.8 Build/Swap:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...inally-636291/
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Unread 12-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #4
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this is the beginning of my build in progress just with a 12bolt to get everything started
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Unread 12-16-2011, 06:23 AM   #5
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Swapping axles and stretching the wheelbase isn't all that hard.
Especially YJ's are easy to do. Outboard the spring hangers upfront,move the shackes in front of the frame for a nice stretch use XJ springs roll a HP Dana 44 or HP Dana 60 under there and button er up. Move the steering box forward some use an Astro pitman arm and things start looking pretty.
In the rear just move the shackle behind the frame roll a Dana 60 or a 14 bolt under there with the same xj springs and you get about a 109" wheelbase.
Ford shock towers all around for some 14" travel shocks and you are starting to get there. Pretty simple eh. I helped a friend do this took me about 4 hours to get everthing cut out of the way, tacked front and rear bumpers tacked all the hangers, mounted the axles and had it sitting on it's on weight. Couple of weekends later welded everything up, flexed it and then welded all four Ford shock towers and shock tabs on the axles.
Since then my bud pretty much figured his steering out and it looks pretty good to me.













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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #6
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This is the thread about my Rear Dana 60 I put on my CJ7
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/re...build-1194375/

The rear Dana 60-2 with an Eaton E-locker installed.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #7
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My 14 bolt build that I did 7 years ago.















That last Pic is when I pulled it out for the first time, man i wish my iroks had that much tread left.

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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #8
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Narrowed my Rockwells. Took 7"s off the long side tube and had to make my own line up pucks and bars.



















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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
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A friends HP 60 build with all custom brackets and truss, I allways hand fab all my own brackets and tabs. I can't see buying them, plus its nice to say you built everything.







I can answer any questions about any of the axle's I posted, there just so many axle builds Ive done I allways forget to take detailed Pics. but I remember everything about them.

Oh if this don't fit the MO of the OP post then Mods please delete.

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