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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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axle /keep or swap out???

I have a dana 30 front and a amc 20 in the back,with 3.54's. I have 33x12.5 super swamper tsl tires, I want to run lock rights front and rear,and supeior one piece axle shafts . The rear tube will be rewelded with gussits. I might have a lead on a set of axles from a scout wagon?(longer then most,more room behind rear seat) don't know what it is yet but I think it is late 70's and not geared any better then what I have now. I know that it will be 4"wider then what I have now,and that the front will have to be cut and turned(my brother in law has a welding shop so welding would be easy). The scout will be cheap. Do I go for it or fix what I have???? P.S. The scout has a 304 and a auto tranny would this make the gearing lower. P.S. P.S.What would it cost to put new brakes on the scout axles?? I will need to know soon. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]
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Re: axle /keep or swap out???

you know I have running wih my amc 20 and dana 30 for 4 years now with 35's. I'll tell you what I learned. The 30 sucks! Period, don't waste your money trying to keep it together. I wasted 500 big ones regearing it to match my 20, I shouldn't have. In the 20, I put 4.88's, warn full floater, welded the tubes, and put in a lock right. I havn't managed o break it since doing the upgrades. I just snagged a scout II this weekedn for the 44's and in all reality, I would have settled for just a front 44, and kept my 20 (which is by no stretch of the imagination bombproof, but now somewhat durable) but I got the whole scout, and this way the axles match width and gears and everything else, so I will swap both.
As for gears, with an auto, could be either 3.07 or 3.54 I have heard both, mine is an auto and I will be getting it next week, I will let you know what it has.

My opinion, get the 44's if you got a deal on them, the 30 will suck more of your money that you can believe!

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Re: axle /keep or swap out???

if you get the scout axles.. i would swap them both in.. and keep them full width.. just grind the knuckles off the front.. and set up your caster.. then reweld them back on.. get some gears.. and loc rites for them..

as for the brakes.. get them for a 1978 jeep cj... they are the same as the scout front discs.. but cheaper.. if your new d44 has discs... that is..
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Re: axle /keep or swap out???

I will keep them full width,if I get them,and thanks for the brake info. Do you have a cost on new brakes both ends,if I use the jeep front discs???
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