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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2003, 11:29 PM
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Ford 9\"

How hard is it to swap a Ford 9" into a cj5 rear?? I have a widetrack D30 and was wondering how wide the ford 9" are..

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 02:07 AM
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Re: Ford 9\"

The easiest ford 9" into a wide-track cj would be an early bronco 9". That should be more than enough strength to run with a dana 30 in front. The early bronco 9's are only 28 spline, are small bearing, and have the smaller housing. You can build them up to handle just about anything. The biggest complaint most people have is the low pinion.
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Re: Ford 9\"

An EB 9" is 58" wms to wms. The wide track 30 is only 56", unless you have a YJ 30 which is 60". I don't think it is a hard swap, but you do have to tilt the rear to accomodate the low pinion angle. I have been looking at this swap myself too, but I am going to mate it with a d-44 from a '76 waggie.
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