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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2000, 11:12 PM
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FS chevy axkes in a Cj

does anyone know how much longer chevy axles are compared to cj axles? if i used the flar top fenders would they cover the tires? I saw a cj8 that entered the ttc and it looked like it cleared them fine. hoe about the steering? would that be a concern and how about the spring perches? would i have to move them to the outside of the frame if i was going to run them full lenth?
and how about on tight trails would i regret having a full lenth axle on a tight trail? but the good thing would be i still have the short wheel base.


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Re: FS chevy axkes in a Cj

I looked at going with full size Chevy axles but I think I have talked myself out of them. The axles are about 67" a narrow track CJ is about 50" and a wide track is about 54" and a YJ is around 60". You will have to run outboard mounted springs (unless someone know a trick I don't) some steering will probably need fabed. As for the tight trails that is for you to decide. That was my main concern when looking at full width axles.

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Re: FS chevy axkes in a Cj

The way I see it, full widths are a personal preference type thing. Personally I love them. We just finished putting them under my buddies 7 and I am going to tomorrow to pick up my donor vechicle to swap into my 5. (74 3/4 power wagon). As for the trails, just look at where you normally go. For the trails I run it is no problem. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: FS chevy axkes in a Cj

Anybody have some picts of what a swap with full size
axles actually looks like?

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Re: FS chevy axkes in a Cj

it is illegal in almost every state to have the tires hang out more than 2"... my boggers on cj axles hang out a good 9 inches each side with 10" rims.. i cannot imagine pushing them out another 4 inches each side... tires less than 14 inches would not be under the jeep at all...

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Re: FS chevy axkes in a Cj

here is what mine looks like

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Re: FS chevy axkes in a Cj

Nice lookin Jeep...

I would have to agree with that after looking at
your jeep, full width axles would put the tires
WAY out past the fenders...

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