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Old 08-20-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Exclamation Best, cheapest, or easiest full length axle swap for 93' YJ?

I was wondering what the best, cheapest, or easiest full length axle swap for a 93' Wrangle YJ was? Could someone help please?

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Man, there are so many ways to answer that question that it's hard for us to even get started. What are you wanting to do? Are you wanting to run 40" tires? 35" tires? Rock crawling? Mudding? etc.....

The main answer is most swaps for a YJ are easy. The other one is that no axle swap is cheap after everything is all said and done.

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Old 08-20-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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Good answer, Jack. Whatever you can find for a decent price. By the time you do the gears, steering components, and 35 spline, lockers, etc., it will add up quickly.
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Good answer, Jack. Whatever you can find for a decent price. By the time you do the gears, steering components, and 35 spline, lockers, etc., it will add up quickly.
Axel, you and Hackle have been the main ones that have shown me that. Hackle has a pretty penny into his 60's and I know you do too.

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Old 08-20-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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Ain't that the truth. I really wanted the rock jocks, by Currie, but have you seen what they want for those suckers? You can spend more for axles, than a new fuel injected V8.
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Not extreme mudding/rock crawling... just want it for a weekend warrior. Want to run 35-38" tires. Just looking for a couple options for a full-size axle swap.

Price doesn't matter much I was just wanting everyone's opinion.

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Cool. That definitely helps.

IMO a pair of Dana 44's from a variety of vehicles would do you quite well. A lot of guys in your position score them from old Wagoneers. Odd Is He on this board is doing this very swap at the moment. They usually come in 3 or 4 different widths and have pretty good aftermarket support.

I'd say if you aren't going to run at the minimum a 37" tire then stay away from the 9", 14 Bolt, and Dana 60. You'll just sacrifice too much ground clearance because the diffs hang low on those axles.
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My friend has a J20 that he wants to sell it's got a Dana 44 and Dana 60 on it 8 Lug.. would that be alright or too much? (Under the YJ that is) because I don't want the J20. Just the axles!
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My friend has a J20 that he wants to sell it's got a Dana 44 and Dana 60 on it 8 Lug.. would that be alright or too much? (Under the YJ that is) because I don't want the J20. Just the axles!
Thats a good combo right their, at a minimum with those I'd run 37's

I plan on running 37's with 44's front and rear, I'll let you know how that goes
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If you can get the J20 for a good price then it should work out just fine. You could part out the rest of it and maybe even make money.

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