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WIDE TRACK and NARROW TRACK

What are the Measurements of these? Whats considered Wide? and Whats considered narrow?

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Re: WIDE TRACK and NARROW TRACK

Go to http://www.off-road.com/jeep/swb/articles/specgrid.htm for more info.

Narrow track axles were used from '76-'81, and the widetrack axles were used '82-'86. This only refers to the AMC 20, although I suppose the '86 D44 is a widetrack and the '72-'75 D44's are narrow track.

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It refers to the D30 also. Both front and rear had narrow and wide track
versions (on the CJ7). I believe all CJ5s where narrow track right up to the
end. I don't recall when the "end" of the CJ5 was...



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Re: WIDE TRACK and NARROW TRACK

1983 was the last year of the CJ-5, and you're right, they only came with narrow track axles.

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Re: WIDE TRACK and NARROW TRACK

Narrow track was wheel to wheel 50.5"
Wide was 54.5" [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: WIDE TRACK and NARROW TRACK

I don't think anyone ever agrees on these measurements, here's why:

My Widetrack 83 had a front axle that was almost 56" wide and a rear that
was about 53".

I swapped in a pair of narrow track axles from a 75 CJ5, (D44/D30). The
rear D44 is 51.5", and the front 54.5". I've heard all sorts of other measurements as well...

Bottom line is there appears to be about 3" difference between F&R regardless
of widetrack or narrow track. Hmm, I'll have to check the 81 CJ5 sitting next
to the garage before I send it off to a new owner this week.



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Re: WIDE TRACK and NARROW TRACK

Just to throw this in for more clarification or (confusion) the stock axles on my '83 Scrambler are - front: Dana 30, wide: 56" and rear: AMC20, wide: 54 1/2"

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