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Old 01-27-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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axle swaps

As we all know its that time of year when Uncle Sam will hopefully giving back some of our hard earned $$$$.

The wife gave the thumbs up and an axle swap (both front and back) is coming soon.

My down fall is what do I replace the stock 88 yj axles with? I have heard that the ford 8.8 would do fine for the rear but what about the front?

How big of a project am I looking at? Does anyone know if the axles off a 93 explorer would work? A family member of min just totaled hers so I have one sitting in my back yard.

Any help would be great.


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Old 01-27-2006, 04:47 PM   #2
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Depends on what you are looking to do. Exporers are IFS so you don't want that noise. Axle swaps are pretty easy for your YJ. You want to go full width? You want something a little bigger? Maybe a HP44 for the front and a 44 for the rear? There are a lot of options for you to choose from that you can obtain from a junk yard.

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Old 02-05-2006, 11:53 PM   #3
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The D30 will take alot of abuse.
The 8.8 Ford is an easy rear axle swap with a few small changes.
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:28 AM   #4
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find a late model grandwagoneer and take the front and rears both dana 44's i am talking the fullsize wagons
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:46 PM   #5
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I agree with the D44's from a wagoneer, but I have heard that the Ford 8.8 is quite similar in strength. If you already have access to an 8.8, go for it. The prefered 8.8 would be from a newer model with disk brakes.
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