OK, here's a rookie question for you.
I have a '78 CJ-7 with a 4" Lift and 33" Tires (I want 35" Tires, then I'm Sure I'll want 37" Tires, etc...)
I've considered upgrading my stock D-30 / AMC20 Axles to 4.56 Gears, Lockers, and stonger Axle Shafts. Well, while the thought of all this is not to overbearing to me (I'm up to a challenge) I've considered Just tossing the whole Axle Assembly and Beefing up. Some tell me to buy this axle, others say by that Axle. I'm leaning towards Dana 44's.
So, I was wondering about overall widths, perch spacing, drive shaft alignments, etc....
I personally don't know if a D44 under a Scout (Or other Vehicles) is the Same width as that of a Jeep.
Are all 44's the same?
What vehicles can I peek under in the Junk Yard to find these axles.
And, when I build it, what type of Axle Mfg. do you recommend?
And yes, I know that some of you are loyal to the D30/AMC 20 Axles, and say that they will do fine pretty much anywhere, but hey, I only want to do this once. So, tougher Axles are the way I'll go.
Comments, Thrashings, etc.... All are appreciated.