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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2001, 07:58 PM
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axle swap ?

I have read alot of post's about swaping in waggoneer axle's under a yj. My question is that I have heard the dana 35 is offset alittle. Is the HD AMC 20 or dana 44 in the waggies offset the same amount?

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Re: axle swap

well just about every axle is offset somewhat.. due to the fact that the ring gear is on one side of the carrier.. but a 35 is known as a center diff axle.. if you will.. and as long as you get another like it.. you'll be in there.. if an axle is considered to be off set.. you will know it.. cause it's way offfff.. and those axles came with automatics.. but not all.. just the quadratrac which was bolted up to the th400 automatic tranny...
and if you are looking at wagoneer axles.. then you need to look at 1980 or newer ones.. they have the drivers side drop on the front axle.. and they didnt come with quadratrac's.. they started putting the tf727.. in them.. in 80.. so all the rear axles should be center diff's..

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Re: axle swap ?

Jepp el godious pretty much nailed it.

its either pretty close to the center or its not.

all of the rear ends after 1980 in full sized Jeep trucks are pretty close to centered.

1980 and up is where you need to get your front axle for sure ( driver side diff), BUT as stated already, most rears from 1979 and older are offset and you dont want that compound angle on your short driveshaft.

just get a matching set from an 80 or up wagoneer, not a Cherokee ( unless you can be positive its not a wide track-most are wide-) not a J truck , a wagoneer, or a grand wagoneer.

get the steering linkage, all of the springs and U bolts, and plates and it will be a pretty easy swap ( easy=doable instead of hard=not doable)


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