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post #31 of 38 Old 02-25-2013, 04:34 PM
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Honestly, this swap doesn't seem worth the effort, to me.

Perhaps this thread makes it seem more difficult than it is, dunno.

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post #32 of 38 Old 02-25-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Matt,

The swap really isn't that hard at all. I have very little mechanic experience. The extent of my mechanic skills include changing fluids, changing belts and brake pads and that's about it. I had a friend help me remove the hubs and show me all the importance of each component. Grinding off the c's wasn't hard just a bit time consuming. By rotating the c's, setting pinion angle and spring perches it allows you to really set the axle up correctly to what size lift your running. Nothing is as simple as slapping a lift on and expecting to drive straight down the road.
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post #33 of 38 Old 06-12-2013, 03:06 PM
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This weekend I will begin the process of swapping out my new dana 44 out of a scout. I will be shortening to WT width and using my dana 30 outers. I have done alot of research and have a complete grasp on removing C's, cutting axle, setting pinion angle, caster angle, and relocating/grinding down perches. My first task is to remove the outer nuckles/remove shafts/ring and pinion for a tedious inspection and cleaning. The only thing i am struggling on is getting started rremoving the scout outers. i have seen a few brief write ups and/or pictorials otherwise I will be shooting from the hip. Any help or guidance from those that have done this swap would be great.
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grind the weld off very slowly.You say you are cutting one side to CJ7 WT
I cut 3 5/8's off one side. if you cut that side first just grind off weld and then just cut the tube left inside a few times and knock out. Throw the other side on a grill or in the fire and knock it off too.
Wide track? Wet tiger? Wobbly taco? Wonton? Windy tornado? ???
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Welcome to the CJ world where we all take it for granted that WT means wide track, especially when the subject is axle width.
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post #35 of 38 Old 06-12-2013, 10:41 PM
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Quick questions.
You can cut the long side of a Scout 2 D44 and arrive at CJ WT?

This allows for the spring perches to be under the CJ frame in the "factory" location?

Am I wrong in thinking that shortening the long side of a wagoner gives the same results, or is the cut waggy wider?
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post #36 of 38 Old 06-13-2013, 03:02 AM
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Welcome to the CJ world where we all take it for granted that WT means wide track, especially when the subject is axle width.
Thanks! Whats the standard width on a CJ and whats the Wide Track width? I guess I'll be hitting the search button up later today.
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CJ narrow track is '81 and earlier and any CJ5 through '83 (last year of the CJ5). Front is around 54" and the rear is around 50.5"

CJ wide track is '82 and newer CJ7 and CJ8. Front width is around 56.5" and the rear is around 53.5".
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CJ narrow track is '81 and earlier and any CJ5 through '83 (last year of the CJ5). Front is around 54" and the rear is around 50.5"

CJ wide track is '82 and newer CJ7 and CJ8. Front width is around 56.5" and the rear is around 53.5".
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