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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-1999, 04:25 PM
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Any Uncut Fullsize axles on CJ-8 experience???

Does anyone have any experience with uncut full size axles on a CJ. Does the added width affect handling at speed (i.e. will the jeep be less stable going "fast" (ie 65 mph) in a straight line? It seems that by increasing the axle with without increasing the width between springs you would decrease straight line stability. Any real world experience out there???? Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-1999, 04:36 PM
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Re: Any Uncut Fullsize axles on CJ-8 experience???

<font color=purple> You're on the right track about straight-line stability, although it's less to do with the spring perch width & more to do with wheelbase vs track ratio. However, the extra width will probably help cornering, so it's sort of a tradeoff. We have a similar thread going on the Toyota pickup board (67" Dana 44 posted by Sean). You might want to read some of the comments there to see if any apply. </font color=purple>

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