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Old 01-07-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Best axle swap for tj

What's the best and easiest axle swap for a 97 tj?

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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What are your intentions for this rig? Tough to recommend axles without knowing your build plans.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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What are your intentions for this rig? Tough to recommend axles without knowing your build plans.
I plan on getting a 5.5" long arm and regear and run 35s after I graduate. It's gonna be my trail/daily driver, so I want something that'll hold up.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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HP30 and a 44 for those tires. As for your suspension, you've got some more work to do there.
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Consider D44 front and D44 or Ford 8.8 Rear.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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HP30 and a 44 for those tires. As for your suspension, you've got some more work to do there.
What do you mean?
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As far as easiest, I agree with Imped. Both the D44 rear and HP30 will be bolt in. The HP30 isn't necessarily a must, but it does have some advantages over the stock LP30.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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What do you mean?
He is alluding to the fact that your suspension choice is poor and that you need to perform additional research on TJ suspensions.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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He is alluding to the fact that your suspension choice is poor and that you need to perform additional research on TJ suspensions.
Well, what would YOU recommend?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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Well, what would YOU recommend?
It's not about what we would recommend, although I could do that. It's about educating yourself and making a smart decision. Read up on link suspension, read build threads, and take note of the finer details mentioned during your research. There's more to suspension than spring height and arm length.
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It's about educating yourself and making a smart decision. Read up on link suspension, read build threads, and take note of the finer details mentioned during your research. There's more to suspension than spring height and arm length.
x2 on this.

take the time to educate yourself well, it will pay off.
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