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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2005, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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One Piece Axle Conversion

I have a 1983 CJ7 with the stock AMC 20 axle. I wanted to do a one piece axle conversion. What do I want to look out for and who has a good kit? I looked online and on ebay and they all look alike to me. Thanks
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

Top of the line:

Superior (click the picture):


<u>Moser Engineering</u>

Read the warranty if that is important to you.

Less expensive:

4wd.com (likely Omix - click the picture):


Sometimes you can get a deal when they are on sale so do some shopping.

Don't forget to come back and let us know what you went with and why.

I'm running Superior.

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Edit: My eBay addiction is in remission, but back in the day there were some cheap kits that the flanges were welded onto the axle, not a good thing.

The bearings in this kit are expensive and a good axle isn't cheap either... You should expect to pay at least $200 for a kit in my opinion.
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

I installed the Superior axles on my 83 about 2 yrs. ago. No problems to date! You can go to their website and check out the installation instructions to get an idea as to what is involved with the conversion.

This was the first time I ever did any axle work. I found it to be very straight forward. The nice thing about this kit is that it does not require any shimming. I'm not sure if other kits are all like that but it might be something to look into.

I have also noticed that some axle conversions do not work with over the counter rear disc brake conversions. I'm not sure what the difference is between them, but SSBC model 20 rear disc brake conversion will work with Summers Bros. and Moser 1-pc. axle kits. I don't know why??? Just thought I would mention this.
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

how wide is an amc20 wide track, I got one laying in the yard, do not know if ?



yes, typo
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

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how wide is an amc29 wide track, I got one laying in the yard, do not know if ?

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Will assume the 29 to be a typo for AMC20. Take a look at the bottom of this page:

<u>Jeep Axle: AMC 20</u>

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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

I have the Superior axles as well. The only issue I had was turning down the spacer....but then again, I had access to a lath....

The only other thing I would through out there is that you might want to consider the Warn axles with disconnects. But only if flat towing is in the picture, otherwise, it's not really worth the money.
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

I did the Omix Ada brand one pieces. I ran them with a lock right, and 32's never had a problem with them. didn't have to machine anything either. and at $180 for the set, it was a good deal to me.
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

Im lookin at the superior axle kits or ALLOY USA MODEL 20 kits right now. I've never done any work on axles so is this something I'd be able to handle in my garage? Later on when money allows it I plan on adding a locker. Is it worth waiting to do it all at once?
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Re: One Piece Axle Conversion

Not worth waiting. You will have to R&amp;R the axles to install a locker, but that's really insignificant.
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Jim is correct. You can do the axles now without loosing effort later when you add a locker. In fact, you really don't even need to crack the diff cover open unless you want to drain out the oil first.
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