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Swapping d300 into YJ: Better options for axles?

OKay, if I swapped in a Dana 300 into my YJ, would I have more options for axle swaps becuase of the passenger side drop in the front? I'm kist having no luck with finding a good proice on a set of axles. I'm starting to consider doing the 8.8 swap in the back, but what does everyone suggest for the front? Thanks a bunch! BTW - Any Jeepers in RI? I'm in RI right now for 3 weeks on vacation!! I thought about getting axles here, but how would I get them home cheaply? Thanks!!!

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Re: Swapping d300 into YJ: Better options for axles?

Any opinions?

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Re: Swapping d300 into YJ: Better options for axles?

I know people have done it, but it would create alot more work than saveing a couple hundred bucks would warrent. Notice that the shifter for your AX-15 is located more to the passenger side of the vehicle. This means the whole drivetrain is offset to that side. Less room for the shifter on that side. You could move the drivetrain a little to the drivers side, but that would be alot of work. Not saying that it couldn't be done, but there are options that could take alot less work.

Have you considered a F-250/F-350 from the mid 80's as a drivetrain swap. They are plentiful and probably could be found cheap. They will be wider and have 8 bolt hubs. You could send to Mosier for shortening and redrill hubs. Just an idea you might want to consider.




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Re: Swapping d300 into YJ: Better options for axles?

Okay, sounds like a start. Are the axles in the f150-250's 44's? What kind of work/$$$ are we talking about here? What year/model's would I look for? Also, any other trucks that could be swap candidates? Thanks!

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