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Re: Axles on a CJ 44 or 9 inch
I think the 9" lower pinion might even give more length on teh driveshaft and help the vibration, I passed upa lincoln MarkV last year for $100 ( disk brakes and all) im still kicking myself, I had read that the low pinion causes problems so I didnt even look into it, turns out it works well!
well in the front, youve got to outboard the spring mounts or shorten the axle, I went the OB spring mounts its the cheaper way to go In my opinion. and I like the added axle width, Big V8+CJ5+me=certain carnage
its just flat 1/4 inch stock, in varying widths, Im going SOA, but not Shackle reversal, so I just reused all of my factory spring hangers, reinforced the frontsimilar to the slickroack hangers.
the rear, move the perches where you want them, I also ground of all of the shock mount that will most likely be the last things I put back on.
Im going unltra Low buck knuckle top custom steering, its in teh works stage right now, basically modeled after H8mondays setup, but with home fabbed arms on the knuckles.
Ive got a 75 wag front, and an 81 wag rear end.
im a cheap ass, tight wad, I have a whopping $40 worth of 1/4 inch plate and bushings and shackle parts invested so far, I got the axles Free, and I need gears bearings and brakes to finish them.
I predict the steering will come in under $100 ends and all, and thats substantially cheaper than replaceing the factory parts.
My whole rig will be 6 lug, so I didnt incur the usual cost of converting the front.
man I need a website.
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