full width axles - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 03:44 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
full width axles

Is anyone running full width chevy axles on their Jeep? Eventually I want to swap a dana 44 front and 14 bolt rear into my CJ7. I was thinking of this swap because I have these axles already. I know they are heavy, and I might have to change spring mounts on the frame. What about steering, driveshafts, etc?
Dan

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 04:33 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
jeepgod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wildomar, CA
Posts: 4,618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
 
Re: full width axles

well getting ready to do that.. but they are not chevy axles.. amc axles.. and they are full size.. check my webpage in a few weeks.. will have it on there..

survival is instinct, but living takes guts
jeepgod is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 06:03 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: full width axles

I'm running narrowed versions of those in my YJ. They work well. I didn't even consider running them full width due to the narrow trails we have in the Pacific NW and the amount of work it would have been to get the front axle installed. The deal is that the front spring pad is cast into the diff pumpkin on the RH side and isn't easily moved inboard. So that leaves you having to move the springs outboard of the frame to line up with the factory mounts on the axle. It's not impossible, but narrowing the axles wasn't that bad of a job and the Jeep still fits on the local trails.

My axles are '79 model with the solid front tie rod. I just flipped the tie rod end for end and shortened it about 9 inches and it hooked right up to the Jeep draglink. The front driveshaft fit right in after being shortened about 6 inches. I bought an adapter u-joint for the rear that has 1310 on one side and 1350 on the other and it works great.

The really cool thing about the 14-FF is that the Detroit for it is only $285 from Randy's Ring and Pinion. Cheapest Detroit out there. And I installed it in 1 hour without even jacking the Jeep up. Have fun with your project!

Jason '87YJ
(350/NP435/D300twinstick/SOA/GM14-FF-Detroit/D44/M8274)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome