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Question question on width of the cj8 scrambler full floater amc rear axle

ok now that i am getting close to the finish on the full floater project i have thought of another item that i would like some feedback on.................the cj8 amc 1981 came with the narrow track axles front and rear.......amc modle 20........... now with the changes i am doing the width is going to be increased by about 4 inches...........i ran a tape just to get a idea from the outside of the hub locks...........that is the part that will be sticking out...........i know that is not the best place to take the measurements and i will take some more on sat along with some photos but my first question is since the rear will be wider is that going to cause me any problems with the front............. should i be looking at a good set of wheel spacers for the front............. what do you think thanks
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You probably won't notice the difference in casual driving. It makes a difference when cornering hard, but you're not supposed to be doing that.

I wouldn't recommend wheel spacers - they put too much strain on the hubs, wihich are none too strong to begin with. If you are going to fret over it, look for a wide-track CJ Dana 30. It shouldn't be too hard to find.

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It will not cause problems to be a little wider. The stock front is a little wider then the stock rear.

Defiantly get some better measurements before you do anything. My full float will only add about 2" total, but I am using Chevy outers not Ford, so yours maybe more. But I would be surprised if it was that much more.

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