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Old 07-27-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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My new build.

I own a 1992 jeep wrangler with the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine. It has only 5 1/2 inches of lift. 3 1/2 superlift and 2 inch shackle lift on 33s. Everything else is stock. I am looking into a 350 chevy small block conversion and I am going to try to run 40s. The jeep is mostly for daily drive/show/snow. It gets real bad during the winter where I'm at. But i part take in a lot of car shows. I was wondering mostly about axles handling the tires and the engine. Ive heard multiple things like they are to weak and will snap easily but also they are durable enough to do the job just dont ever trail ride. Are there ways to make them stronger or just better off with a axle conversion? Also what else is needed besides a engine, tranny and a conversion kit for swap?

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:39 PM   #2
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I've seen a lot of my buddies just throw a chevy one ton axle underneath to be done with it. Generally with the 350 motor and a 700r4 tranny .. All there jeeps haven't had any axle issues with that setup and they wheel those things hard.. I have a 92 and have been slowly accumulating parts for the same swap

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Old 07-27-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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I've seen a lot of my buddies just throw a chevy one ton axle underneath to be done with it. Generally with the 350 motor and a 700r4 tranny .. All there jeeps haven't had any axle issues with that setup and they wheel those things hard.. I have a 92 and have been slowly accumulating parts for the same swap
I see. Personally i would change the front and rear only because if im under there i might as well do it. Problem is i find motors and trannys dirt cheap but i can rebuild them. Its hard to find axles that are half decent for cheap. I rather not risk snapping or bending axles from tires or power of engine.
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