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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2003, 03:08 PM
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Ok I had a brain fart…….

I have a 98’ zr2 blazer for a parts donor. I am building an fj-40. I had originally planed to use just the motor and tranny from the blazer for my fj-40 but, now I wonder if I should use the rear axel from the blazer also? As it has disk breaks all ready. How strong is the blazer rear axel, I assume it’s a Dana 35?…. can a stock blazer rear axel handle a set of 36” swappers? I all ready had planed to get a different front axel. So if I can get a solid front axel off a Chevy that will match the width of the blazer rear axel I am thinking of just using the blazer rear axel. This would save me cash on replacing my current rear breaks with disk breaks down the road. And I had planed to spend a lot of cash making the fj-40 front axel bullet proof. Were I could I assume buy a Chevy front axel cheaper and it would be stock stronger than my fj-40 axel. Does any one have suggestions on what front axel I should look for to keep the width as close as possible to the blazer rear axel?

Thanks for the help

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2003, 05:35 PM
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Re: Ok I had a brain fart…….

The stock 10 bolts are all c-clipped. They are also semi-floaters.

IMHO. If you want bulletproof, try something that's a full-floater, something above the 12 bolt. Maybe even a Dana 60 or Ford 9".

Also, there's an article in a recent mag (Off-road, I think), that details putting discs on a 12-bolt.
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