post #1 of Old 05-15-2003, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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axles for a CJ5

Will 1985 cherokee axles work on my 58 willys? Are they strong enough for some power?

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post #2 of Old 05-15-2003, 01:53 PM
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The front diff is on the wrong side for your Willy's. The rear one is also centered and you need an offset axle in the rear. Dana 44's from any '74-79 Wagoneer would work much better.

Whether they work with "power" depends on how much power you're talking about. It also depends on gearing and tire size.

Do a little searching on CJ axle swaps on one of the search engine websites and you'll find all sorts of info.
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post #3 of Old 05-15-2003, 04:20 PM
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i agree with the 74-79 axles. but the wagoneers were often geared high (3.73 or higher) you might be able to find some with at least 4.88, but if you want the 5.38's that your '58 had youll probably have to swap gears.

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post #4 of Old 05-15-2003, 08:46 PM
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your transfer case front output in on the passenger side, the rear output is also on the passenger side directly behind the front output. you are going to need a front axle with the pumpkin on the passenger side and a rear with the diff offset to the passenger side.

there are really only 4 ways you could go bout getting new axles
1. pull some from something like a waggy
2. get some fullsize truck axles and cut um down to size offseting the rear to the passenger side
3. buy my offset narrowtrack AMC20 rear and my narrowtrack dana30 front
4. buy some brand new custom made axles

i personnally feel the 3rd option is best.......lol

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ok im biting

How much? Pm me
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post #6 of Old 05-16-2003, 01:49 PM
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i not going to ship these so you would have to pick um up. i am in central IL, still interested?

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