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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone ever done there full size axle swap kit. Looks nice and I am thinking of doing it. What full size axles do you all recomend? I know the fullsize is about 10 inches wider that is 5 per side not bad at all...Tell me about your experiences..

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Nate- do a search for outboard spring perches, hangers, fullwidth, etc. There has been a few recent discussion on the Poison Spyder kit and what it comes with.
"Personally" I think it is overpriced for what it consists of, and am doing my own outboard spring system that resembles theirs. A lot of people have done their own, and have liks to their write-ups, however if it is beyond your fabricating ability, I think the kit would be a good way to go.
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Its not that I don't feel comfortable doing the work, it looks like a straight forward kit. I just dont have the time to fabricate all the brackets. The least amount of time that my jeep has to be down the better, I like to drive it too much. As far as the rear goes, I assume that you just relocate the axle pads inward to fit the the stock springs? What springs do you recomend? The wrangler springs, I am doing the spring over at the same time. What axles do you recomend? Front Chevy 44? Rear??

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It depends on how wide you want to go. You can use any thing from Blazer to Bronco, Scout to Wagoneer, 1 ton to rockwells. I used a Scout rear d-44 and a Wagie front d-44 to fit my needs. The rear is simply moving the perches in and making sure you have the correct pinion angle. The front is a little harder, but I had mine done in a weekend.

Don't use Wrangler springs for SOA - they sag too fast. There has been lots of discussion on the BBS about this in the past. I am going to do SOA this winter and am looking at either BDS or Rubicon Extreme's new SOA spring with the reversed eyes.
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Here are some pics of an implementation a friend of mine did, and I helped him weld:
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heres a shot of my first spring over and chevy springs....NO THATS NOT ME!!.......LOL actually we trashed this jeep years and years ago only to see this guy driving it on memorial at a ralley in wisconsin





But the waggie fronts are great candidates
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