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Old 08-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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chevy axles in a yj?

I've got an oppurtunity to get a 93 complete (non running) suburban. for 400 $. I was wondering if those axles will work in my yj, I know its possib le to get them in, but how much fabrication is require?

I'm going to keep the engine and tranny for a future v8 swap.

and when I'm all said and done, I can get the scrap metal for 200 $

I'm thinking ill go for it, but would love some input


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I don't think the 93 suburbans had solid front axles, so it would be very difficult if not impossible for at least the front being independent. You could get an older gm front solid axle that is doable. All you need is new shock/spring mounts, spring plates, U-bolts, drive shaft adapters, and brake line adapters, and you could get them in, they will just be really wide on your little yj but will look great if you go spring over axle and 35-37's.

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If you want IFS in your jeep that jump on it!
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I've seen it on a cj-5 but it involved body/frame cutting and modification. The dude ended up building a tube frame from the front of the tub to the front bumper for IFS
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Even if it was a solid axle Suburban , is it a half ton? 3/4 ton , or a one ton ?That would make a hell of a difference on what axles you end up with.
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Even if it was a solid axle Suburban , is it a half ton? 3/4 ton , or a one ton ?That would make a hell of a difference on what axles you end up with.
it is a half ton, I think I'm going to keep looking. I would love to find a 5.9l ram and swap drive trains, but I saw that dodge are hard axles to get in, but hardest motors.

I think my best bet would be to find a 3/4 ton ford pick up or bronco? I'd get a d60 rear, 44 f and a 350 motor
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it is a half ton, I think I'm going to keep looking. I would love to find a 5.9l ram and swap drive trains, but I saw that dodge are hard axles to get in, but hardest motors.

I think my best bet would be to find a 3/4 ton ford pick up or bronco? I'd get a d60 rear, 44 f and a 350 motor
I've helped with many engine swaps, and I have to say chevy motors are the most documented and easiest to find adapters for which makes swapping much easier. Bronco axles would be a good choice because I believe many of the 44's were high pinion, and the d60 is tough
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You have small window of fords that have a solid axle. 80+ most are twin traction beam wich you do not want.
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You have small window of fords that have a solid axle. 80+ most are twin traction beam wich you do not want.

what would be ideal then?
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Many go with an 8.8 rear and keep their d30 front.....
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Many go with an 8.8 rear and keep their d30 front.....
my plan is for a 360 v8, and 38's.. I don't mind difficult, probably going to uninsire the jeep on ococtober for the winter
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gm 14 bolt rear, dana 60 front maybe
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gm 14 bolt rear, dana 60 front maybe
does it matter that most of the trucks have coil springs and the yj has leaf springs front and reae?
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does it matter that most of the trucks have coil springs and the yj has leaf springs front and reae?
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I don't think the 93 suburbans had solid front axles, so it would be very difficult if not impossible for at least the front being independent. You could get an older gm front solid axle that is doable. All you need is new shock/spring mounts, spring plates, U-bolts, drive shaft adapters, and brake line adapters, and you could get them in, they will just be really wide on your little yj but will look great if you go spring over axle and 35-37's.
Usually needed things, just cut the old stuff off
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Usually needed things, just cut the old stuff off
cool! thanks a lot
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if you are set on a 360 then just keep looking until you find an old 1 ton truck with that engine and a trashed body that you can buy dirt cheap..that way you can afford to rebuild everything
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A lot of front axles won't work unless you outboard your springs too. So keep an eye out for that. I'm not sure which years they are though.
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73-87 chevy or gmc k20 k30 c2500 k3500 for a 14bolt full floater. Single rear wheel.

73-87 k30 for pass drop dana 60.

89-81. And 85-92 grand wagoneer for driver drop narrower dana44

76-79 ford f100 f150 for fullwidth high pinion d44. 5lug

76-79 ford f250. For fullwidtg high pinion d44 8 lug

Ford dana 60s below:
78-79 F-350 and some F-250 (Snofighter and High GVW packages)

1986-88 F-350 with dual rear wheels (DRW)

1988-91.5 F-350 with single rear wheels (SRW)

1992-95 F-350 (all) (balljoint)

1996.5-98 F-350 (all) (balljoint)
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73-87 chevy or gmc k20 k30 c2500 k3500 for a 14bolt full floater. Single rear wheel.

73-87 k30 for pass drop dana 60.

89-81. And 85-92 grand wagoneer for driver drop narrower dana44

76-79 ford f100 f150 for fullwidth high pinion d44. 5lug

76-79 ford f250. For fullwidtg high pinion d44 8 lug

Ford dana 60s below:
78-79 F-350 and some F-250 (Snofighter and High GVW packages)

1986-88 F-350 with dual rear wheels (DRW)

1988-91.5 F-350 with single rear wheels (SRW)

1992-95 F-350 (all) (balljoint)

1996.5-98 F-350 (all) (balljoint)
Lemme fix a couple things for ya

76-79 F150 Dana 44 high pinion extended cab for leaf springs (5x5.5)

76-77 F150 Dana 44 high pinion regular cab for coils but you can cut the perches off (5x5.5)

76-77 F250 Dana 44 low pinion

78-79 F250 Dana 44 high pinion

78-79 F250 Dana 60 high pinion (special order only)

78-79 F350 Dana 60 high pinion (all had)

Everything after 1979 in a Ford will have to have the springs outboarded like the GM stuff. All single wheel front and dually fronts are exactly the same, but the wheel hubs are different. If you have one, you can have the other just by changing that.

85.5-91 Dana 60 high pinion
92-97 Dana 60 high pinion (ball joint junk)
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Lemme fix a couple things for ya

76-79 F150 Dana 44 high pinion extended cab for leaf springs (5x5.5)

76-77 F150 Dana 44 high pinion regular cab for coils but you can cut the perches off (5x5.5)

76-77 F250 Dana 44 low pinion

78-79 F250 Dana 44 high pinion

78-79 F250 Dana 60 high pinion (special order only)

78-79 F350 Dana 60 high pinion (all had)

Everything after 1979 in a Ford will have to have the springs outboarded like the GM stuff. All single wheel front and dually fronts are exactly the same, but the wheel hubs are different. If you have one, you can have the other just by changing that.

85.5-91 Dana 60 high pinion
92-97 Dana 60 high pinion (ball joint junk)
this is a lot of help guys. I'm going on a wrecker run today. do I wa t drivers drop or passenger drop?
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and what does drivers or passemger drop even mean
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and what does drivers or passemger drop even mean
it is talking about the side of the axle that the diff is on.
with YJs, the factory is a driverside drop, so the diff is on the driverside. on the stock YJ transfercase, the front output is on the driverside, so if you wish to keep that transfercase, you need an axle with a driverside drop.

basically, you just have to make sure what ever front axle you get, has a drop that corisponds with what ever transfercase you use.

Here is a good example:
the toyota on the left is a drivers side drop, while the one on the right is a passenger side drop

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and what does drivers or passemger drop even mean
Gearbox on the driver or passenger side of the axle. Jeep is a driver side and Chevy is passenger side. Look for and axle out of an old Ford, FS Jeep or some Dodges.
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Gearbox on the driver or passenger side of the axle. Jeep is a driver side and Chevy is passenger side. Look for and axle out of an old Ford, FS Jeep or some Dodges.
willys and cj's were passenger side
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willys and cj's were passenger side
Hence the FS(full size) wagoneer.......

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