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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 07:32 PM
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Axle shaft length question

Does anyone know the axleshaft lengths for a pre-80 widetrack Cherokee or J-truck (should be the same) front Dana 44? I checked the Warn website, but they only list the lengths for narrow track Waggies. I would guess they are 2" longer per side, but I hate to guess. Note that I'm looking for the shaft length, not the housing width. Thanks.

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Re: Axle shaft length question

you might find some one here that knows, but I doubt it. they can tell you the over all length.

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Re: Axle shaft length question

I have some measurements, but allow me to explain.

I narrowed a 76 Cherokee Wide Track for my CJ5. To the best of my knowledge the orginal length were.

Short Side about 16 1/2".

Long Side about 35 1/8".
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Re: Axle shaft length question

I have a narrow track waggy axle with the passenger side drop.
My actual measurements were 14" 11.5/16 and 33" 3/16.

I also have a wide track Chero/J10 axle with passenger side drop, BOM 603685-6 11 10 87AE.
My actual measurements were 16" 11/16 and 35" 1/4.

I also have 2 wide track Chero/J10 axles with the drivers side drop.
My actual measurements were 17" 11.5/16 and 34" 1/8.

The Chev D44 I have only had the short side axle in it (pass side) and it measured 18" 1/2.

The measurements are the best I could do with a tape measure. Plus or minus 1/16". Somebody like Moser should have actual spec's.
The wide track is 2" wider on both side, but the lengths change when the pumkin switches sides by about an inch.

I think I got these numbers right.












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Re: Axle shaft length question

Thank you Max, that's an impressive amount of information. I'm glad you posted your information, I knew my measurements would be close, but yours are very accurate. I just wanted to mention, I had my axles narrowed by Dutchmans Motorsports in Portland Oregon, but a minimum of 4" needs to be cut to get past the tapper behind the splines.
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Re: Axle shaft length question

Thanks very much Max, that's great information to have. I have a Chevy 44 which I will be narrowing 4" on the drivers side which will allow me to use the long side axleshaft from a driver side drop Wagoneer. The Chevy long side is 36.13" and the Waggy (80 and up) long side is 32.12". I was looking for a shorter short side shaft to get the Chevy axle a couple inches narrower and still be able to use a factory offered axle shaft. My goal is to avoid custom shortened axles even though it's not that expensive. It looks like the passenger drop J10 short side is perfect.

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