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\'55 CJ-3 article in Jp mag. insiights..
So I was reading through my new jp magazine and I was checking out the really sweet CJ-3b all decked out on pg 47. However, I thought it was pretty wierd that he set up a normal cut d44 in the front and a reverse d44 in the rear. I understand the high pinion aspect in the rear, but a reverse cut in the rear is signaficantly weakerin back than a normal cut and stronger in the front. I would think the high r R&P ratio (5.13) would further weaken the axle. In cases where reverse cut is used in back I have read that a d60 a better swap. It would seem that the axle should be turned around or he should crawl backwards to gain the full benefit of the axles.
Just some thoughts on the setup-I am definately not disparaging his project since he has a great looking jeep (it is in one piece, more than I can say about mine), which obviously works well.