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Unread 03-16-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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'80 cj

My friend just bought an 80 cj. The front and rear axles are trashed should he rebuild them or try and junkyard them? what will fit under his cj?

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Unread 03-16-2003, 07:50 PM   #2
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Use matching 82 to 86 factory wide track axles as a direct bolt in replacement.
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Unread 03-17-2003, 12:48 AM   #3
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contact 4wheeler4CJ I think he has a set of good used wide-trac axels for sale just send him a PM
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Unread 03-17-2003, 01:45 PM   #4
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I have a 1980 CJ7 and I would agree with scottahicks and "only in a jeep cj" I feel that the narrow trac axles lend problems to larger tires. I have kept my axles and diff. because I don't have any problems with them, I just replace the bearings, seals, and races all the way around plus I have 4.10 gears. So I bought new Mickey Thompson wheels with a 3.25" backspacing so I would have good clearance with 32" tires. It made it wider and I think they look good and with the wheels fully poining in eather direction I have about an inch or two clearance between the back of the tire and the spring and frame.

Just my opinion and some experience.
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