44 front swap - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 07:59 PM
Posts: n/a
44 front swap

I'm putting a wagoneer 44 under my CJ only thing is that the wagoneer is 6 lug and want 5 on 5.5 for wheels to fit. Need suggestions on what truck to take outters from. Scout out of question because I have 6 bolt spindles and the knuckles I want to keep because they are flat tops. Want to try F150 so brakes match with proportioning valve but F150 has 5 bolt spindles. Please help.
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 08:18 PM
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 214
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 44 front swap

Welcome to the forum,there is a lot to learn here.Please fill out your profile so we may answer your ?'s easier.Do a search under JeepGod and check out his site it can answer most of your ?'s.
FrankTheDog is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 10:03 PM
Keyboard Implanted
elusive's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: temecula, CA
Posts: 4,893
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: 44 front swap

just go here jeepdorks page
elusive is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 09:35 AM
Posts: n/a
Re: 44 front swap

Don't quote me on this but if you don't mind a little smaller brakes(if my memory serves me)you could use dana 30 outers. They should have 6 bolts spindles. If you are lucky you might be able to find a set with large brakes.
post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2002, 12:52 AM
Posts: n/a
Re: 44 front swap

I just finished with the same project. What I did was use my D30 knuckles with the Waggy; spindle (6 bolt), capliper backing plate w/capliper, 78 bronco hub and rotors. I got "new" hub and rotors 5 X 5 1/2 from NAPA for $33.43 a set(Part # UTS 4886297) and they are NEW, they fit the Waggy spindle using BR37 inner and BR35 outer bearings, no need to change your axle stub shafts.
The best thing is:
1. Keeping all Wagoneer parts except hub and rotors.
2. No replacing stock stub axles shafts w/aftermarket parts $$$$$$.
3. Only little grinding on D30 knuckles to get caliper to fit (none if you use the Waggy knuckles). I clocked the caliper at about 9:30-10:00 O-clock.
4. Use D30 knuckles to keep CJ steering setup, I plan on going high steering setup next year at which time I plan on changing back to the Waggy flat top knuckles.
5. No need to change brake lines.
6. Parts are easy to locate.
7. Use internal locking hubs.
8. I hate NAPA up hear, but sometimes they have good prices.

Hope this helps, drop me a line if you need some more info.
[email protected]

Keep jeep-n, wheeling Alaska

Madd Mudder
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome