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Alright I know that you have all heard this one but what is my cheapest/strongest axle upgrade on a 85 cj7 mild fabrication is not a problem I do have access to an 83 full size cherokee which I know is wider but can't I compensate this with backspacing. does anyone know what this might have for axles/gears it was an I6 part time transfer case two door

 
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My 82 grand wagoneer axle thats in my wrangler had the bigger u-joints and 3.31 gears. Does the cherokee have the pig on the pass side to fit your cj? I thought in 80 they all changed to drivers side pig, maybe I'm wrong though. (Man I hate to admit that)! Steve

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87yj+20,74CHR.030360,SOA,35BFGATs,46RH,241DHD,
D60-44-4.10
 
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If the pumpkin is on the passanger side, you can use it. Also make sure the rear is not offset as some of them are. If you are going to use it in the CJ7 you will either need to cut it down to stock width or move the spring mounts outside the frame rails on the jeep. The spring pads are wider on the front axle of the cherokee and cannot be moved inward because of the pumpkin. The rear should bolt up as far as I know. If you are going to use both axles you will need to go to 6 lug wheels or have new axle shafts made for the rear and use ford rotors and hubs for the front to go back to the 5 lug design. I am putting a full size 44 in my cj and am cutting it down to work, too much money and work to move the spring mounts. Good Luck

 
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I'm putting a full width 44 under my cj, and I'm using ford ranger spring hangers to move the springs outboard of the frame. Also doing shackle reversal. The ford hangers are rivited to the frame and I'll be welding them to my Cj frame with a few gussetts etc... $10 for the four mounts...

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