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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 1995 YJ bone stock, 4cyl. It does decent offroad but needless to say I am looking for a little more. I already have plans somewhat in motion to secure a Chevy 350 and drop it in. The power that sucker will be putting out will most definitely break my stock axles, especially wiht 33-35" tires. Are there any better axles that will work well with a YJ that I don't have to do a lot of modification to? I see there are D44s for the TJ, and the Rubicon comes standard with them, so I was wondering if there's anything like that I can throw under my YJ. Thanks!
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Waggie dana 44's just make shure you get the right drop. Then for the rear the sky is the limit,,, Kinda take your pick.

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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The power that sucker will be putting out will most definitely break my stock axles, especially wiht 33-35" tires.
Not necessarily. What kind of off-roading are you planning to do? I rock crawled for several years with a crate 350 TBI and stock axles with 33" tires. The rear even had a lock right so I know there were times when a lot of stress was being put on one shaft or the other. What finally broke some pinion teeth on the Dana 35 was driving it like a hot-rod one night. I thought it would be fun to race at every red light and then finally - POP! Otherwise the stock axles worked fine under moderate use (not that I'm saying you should never upgrade them). If I were to do it again, I'd swap in stronger axles BEFORE a stronger engine.

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Are there any better axles that will work well with a YJ that I don't have to do a lot of modification to?
Do a search for the Ford 8.8" swap. That's what I did when the Dana 35 broke. It's a very simple swap and includes disc brakes.
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I swapped in an 8.8 to my 92 Sahara.
So far so good.
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Awesome, I just realized I kind of have similar posts, started at different times. But yeah I was thinking Waggie D44 in the front and a 8.8 in the rear. Thanks for the advice on swapping the axles before the engine, I think I'll do that now. I hadn't really put much thought into which to do first.
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Awesome, I just realized I kind of have similar posts, started at different times. But yeah I was thinking Waggie D44 in the front and a 8.8 in the rear. Thanks for the advice on swapping the axles before the engine, I think I'll do that now. I hadn't really put much thought into which to do first.
Ya dont forget the waggy 44 and 8.8 combo dont have the same Lug pat..

You could just do what i did. I had moly shafts made up for the rear for 6 lug...

88 YJ SOA2.5" 2"BDY Locked F/R Chevy 4.3 NVG241OR 4.56's 36x12.50
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