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post #1 of 9 Old 01-26-2010, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone swapped wider axles?

Just like the title says...

Have you swapped out your stock axles for wider ones (TJ, JK, or other)?
How much wider were they?
Why did you?
Are you glad you did?

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-26-2010, 06:00 PM
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I did. I went with a d44/12bolt from a 1975 K5.

How much wider - dont know the exact measurement before, but I am 82"(ish) front outside of tire to outside of tire.
Why did I - because I trashed my stock d30/amc20 and got a killer deal from a friend on complete axles.
Am I glad I did it - oh yes. Fullwidth is the way to go. So much more stability.
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I swapped in a rear D44 from a Scout--very straightforward. Also swapped in a front D44 from a Wagoneer, and had to do more fabbing and ran into way more issues. Went from narrow trac CJ to about 58", so I gained quite a bit. I wanted more stability and strength, and I'm glad I did it.

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put on Currie 9" axles front and rear, went with TJ witdh from WMS to WMS (61 1/2"). Wider than stock (52"), gives the Jeep more stability and a much more agressive look, but retains one of things that makes a Jeep better than a fullsize to wheel... it's size. Expensive to go the custom axel route? Yes, but I got brand new assemblies with the gears and lockers of my choice, shipped right to my front door and bolted right onto the Jeep with no major issues.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-27-2010, 07:51 PM
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I went with a front d44 and rear d60.
not sure about the width.
did a spring over when I put these in.

it looks awsome.
I still have some work to do as well as getting my hi steer.

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I have front and rear scout II dana 44's. The rear is 58" wms to wms and the front is close to the same but maybe 1 inch wider. I am working on a 60" wide dana 60 to swap in for the rear.
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I went ford 9 inch out of early bronco in the back, stock widetrack front with disc conversion from '85. It was narrowtrack, I like it better, more stable, stronger and easier to get parts for than the jeep. At least where I live as parts go anyway.
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