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Old 07-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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1 ton swap questions

Been thinking in my head for along time now of swapping 1 tons under the jeep. What are some good axle combos. Got dana 300 tcase and t176 4 speed trans. What do I need to know before going to the local scrap yard. Just looking for some good solid info. Thanks in advanced guys

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Old 07-14-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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Any one with good info?

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Old 07-14-2014, 08:52 PM   #3
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Is the 300 installed now? Profile says 89 yj, if so is the 300 flipped or did you swap in pass drop front? Intended use and end tire size on your rig should dictate whether you need one ton or not. Leaving full width? Shortening? I would like to think I will need one tons one day also but half tons would be more than adequate for trails we ride.

In the end only you can say whether it's worth it. As to what to look for, if 300 kept pass drop, chevy 60/14bolt. If flipped then ford 60s f/r but tis only my .02
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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As to what yrs?, the forum and search button has served me well. A lot of different configurations out there I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than I can help
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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Dana 300 is in now. Passenger side drop..looking to run 36-40s in the mud mostly. As of years I have no idea what would even work with my set up
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Whats the difference in the dodge 60 and the chevy if any?
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:13 AM   #7
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Dana 300 is in now. Passenger side drop..
So what front axle do you have right now at the moment? A stock yj is driver side drop. So if the 4wheel drive is all hooked up then the axle has been swapped.
The difference is a Dodge and Chevy dana 60 is in where the differential is located, Dodge and Ford- drivers side, chevy- passenger side.
So if it were me, and your running a pass. drop. tcase, I'd go find an old ton chevy and put a 14bolt and 60 in it. Then you can more or less rock bounce it.
There is a whole lot involved in swapping in full width axles. Theres nothing that will bolt in. It all will need new mounts fabricated and welded on, and possibly outboarding the spring hangers. Then the steering will need to be addressed. New wheels will need to be purchased and the brake system will have to be addressed.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:08 AM   #8
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Currently im running a widetrack dana 30 from a cj7. Ive read some older dodge d60s are passenger drop as well. The steering is what im most consered about.

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