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4x4_Austin_Mini 04-16-2004 03:01 PM

Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
I'm trying to find a set of wagoneer axles from a 78 or 79 but the only thing I found at the scrap yard was a Scout 2. Does this have the same axles that I'm looking for or not likely? Or would the axles from a really old jeep(don't know what year) with a twin stick t-case and a straight 6 engine work?

One more thing, does anybody know how to tell if a wagoneer is a 78 or 79 and not some other year? Kind of like the vehicles made from 1980 - now have the 10th digit(letter) in the vin # representing the year.

RgdL 04-16-2004 03:30 PM

Re: Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
What is so special about the '78 or '79 that you need these model years? Most Samurai owners look for earlier '70s models Cherokees or Wagoneers that used the Quadratrac 4x4 system. These models had narrow-track Dana 44s front and rear, and the rear pumpkin was off-set to the passenger side just like the Samurai.

I currently have a '75 Cherokee with narrow-track Dana 44s front and rear. It's not a quadratac though so the rear differential is centered. But if it's what you're looking for I'm only 8 hours away from you. I'd let the truck go cheap to get it outta my yard.

BTW this rig also has a T-18 4-speed. It's a very desirable upgrade tranny for CJ and YJ owners. The first gear ratio is somewhere in the neighborhood of 6:1.


Hemogoblin 04-17-2004 08:47 AM

Re: Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
Just curious but how wide are those narrow track D44's in that '75?

Cheers,
Steve

4x4_Austin_Mini 04-17-2004 09:03 AM

Re: Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
I want a 78 or 79 because the axles from these years are exactly one foot wider then the stock sami axles. I found a set of the narrow track ones but I would like to go with the widers ones for a better stance and look.

Samurai202 04-17-2004 12:56 PM

Re: Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
I would not use scout dana 44's, at least not the front one. They have very bad castor.

RgdL 04-20-2004 09:09 AM

Re: Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
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Just curious but how wide are those narrow track D44's in that '75?


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If I remember correctly the front is 61" and the rear is 59". I know there are a few guys on this BBS running them. Hopefully one of them will chime in and correct me if I'm wrong.


BurnedBronco 04-20-2004 09:14 AM

Re: Wagoneer/scout axle question
 
so they have bad caster, big deal....
grind the inner knuckles off, hit them with the sledge till they fall off, then reinstall at the angle you want.
i have now done 4 pairs.


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