We just went through this a few weeks ago.. Ill just snip what I said:
I have researched the heck out of this and trying to find the right front axle and I found that the old Wagoneers and GW have a Dana-44 front the perfect width if you get the NON wide track.. I was told they are easy to distinguish by looking at the body.. If it has any kind of flair over the wheel well then it is a widetrack.. Few things to look for tho, later models have vacuum disco and they are all 6 lug.. Either an adapter or redrill the shafts.. Both cost around $130.. Goto the jeep Full-size board and find a post from me a few months back.. I list all the model numbers for all the axles there..
AND ILL SNIP THIS TOO
FRom WEAZLE 10-20-2000)
That was going to be my next Q.. Is there a cable operated swap for them like http://www.4x4posi-lok.com/for
the vac models?? Or is the hub locking type stronger.. Here is what I have found so far:
80 Jeep Wag and Grand Wag/Cherokee 610090-X(1,2,3,7)
81-85 Wag and Grand Wag/Cherokee 610140-X(1,2,3,4,7,9,10,11)
82-84 Wag and Grand Wag/Cherokee Dissconect standard track 610157-X(2,5)
85 GRand Wag 610227-X(1,2) 1=2.72 2=3.31
87-88 Grand Wag 610283-X(1,2,3,4)1=2.72 2=3.31 3=2.72 4=3.31
88.5-92 GRand Wag 610325-X(1,2,3,4)1=2.72 2=3.31 3=2.72 4=3.31
I found three brand NEW 610325-1 and 2 for $300 each plus $100 shipping.. Any of these years or models I should stay away from? Any stronger or more desirable? Gearing will be redone as well as an ARB so carrier does not matter.. Next would be steering.. Would the stock setup suffice or is there aftermarket setups??Just trying to find the right one the first time..
Oh BTW they all are 6 lug correct??
For all the info I have found.. Indispensable sites..
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