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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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one ton swap

what would be the best one ton axles to swap into a tj wrangler???

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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Ones that do what you need them to. Might wanna start doing some research.

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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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The easiest would be a Dana 44 from a TJ. But that is not a 1 ton axle.

The cheapest would be a Chevy 14 bolt in the back and a Ford Dana 60 in the front. If it were me, I'd leave them full width. Now realize, with the pumpkins hanging as low as they do especially on the 14 bolt, you need to run at least a 37" tire for clearance on the trail.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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Best axles depends on your plans. As stated 1 tons require a decent tire. Steering will also need upgraded too.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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Get some Dynatrac's! Otherwise there a number of options.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #6
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Best how?

What is your goal tire size and usage?

You want easy bolt in axle for 38" tires? Get some Currie RokJocks..

More info is needed as to your goals and skill set.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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40 spline Nine inch Spyder9, ruffstuff or diamond axle fab housing, Front ARB rear spool, 300M Shafts, Mega Hi9 Front, your choice rear drop out.
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40 spline Nine inch Spyder9, ruffstuff or diamond axle fab housing, Front ARB rear spool, 300M Shafts, Mega Hi9 Front, your choice rear drop out.
He didn't mention if he had recently won the lottery
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Unread 03-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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40 spline Nine inch Spyder9, ruffstuff or diamond axle fab housing, Front ARB rear spool, 300M Shafts, Mega Hi9 Front, your choice rear drop out.
I like the way you think. but why cheap out so much with the RuffStuff housing, why not go with Overkill Engineering Atomic Axles?





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Unread 03-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
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He said best I just got carried away 78-79 Dana 60 front and 14 bolt rear. 14 is strong and as long as u run 40s you'll have the clearance. 60 good size and 35 inners 30 outers.
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What about the Dynatrac/Mopar Portals?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 04:10 PM   #12
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What about the Dynatrac/Mopar Portals?
Eh no 40 spline
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Eh no 40 spline
I'll settle for 35/41 combo for the extra clearance of the portals
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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If you run anything smaller than a 40 with a 14 bolt you will drag it over everything. And you still will with 40's. Contrary to popular belief, the 78-79 D60 sucks in a TJ. Certainly there is more room to put a spring perch if you are running coils, but the pumpkin is so centered that you will run into issues with driveshaft clearance and the axle getting into radiator hoses. Your uptravel is more limited that with other front 60's. I have put the late 80's and early 90's Ford king pin 60's in TJ's and they work better. There is still plenty of room to put in a coil bucket. And unless you are breaking parts every time you go out, why get one tons? They are heavy. Your Jeep will be less streetable and your gas mileage will go down. They aren't cheap either. Teraflex, currie and dynatrac all offer bolt in 60's for a TJ and they are pricy, but unless you can do your own work setting up gears, lockers, and brackets, a set of junk yard one tons is not much cheaper.

That said. I'm part of the DD one ton club and I would never go back. My poor Dana 30 (RIP) couldn't handle what I threw at it. Do some research. Google Ultimate wrangler build up and swaps thread to keep you busy from now until your old.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #15
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I like the sterling 10.25" over a 14 bff. Slightly less ground clearance then a 60, but much more then the 14 bff. You can also get a newer 10.5" with disc brakes, but need to have it drilled for the 8 on 6.5 pattern due to it being metric. The 05+ super duty 60 came with 35 spline outers as well, so it's a good one if you want to spend the coin. If it were me it would be front and rear ford 9" up to 40" tires. 35 down would be what I have now.
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