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Old 06-15-2003, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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scout axle conversion on 79 jeep cj7

i need help i want to put scout axles in my 79 jeep cj7 and i dont have a clue if you know how please tell me in detail
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Old 06-15-2003, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Caster angle sucks on a scout front end if you are doing a SO.
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Old 06-16-2003, 05:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Caster angle sucks on a scout front end if you are doing a SO.
yes but it is an easy fix with a grinder, angle finder, welder, and a BFH

as for how to do it. well you'll need to move the spring perches on the rear axle to match the spring width of the jeep. on the front you will have to move the spring mounts outboard the frame to match the spring width of the scout d44.
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i have a similar question:

i was originally going to start with Scout II D44's but was talked out of it due to the amount of caster and work to change it. then i looked around, i.e.- Toyota, Rover, etc. and came back to 74-79 Wagoneer 44's. how much caster do they have and how far can i tip the diff up toward the t-case before i would have to cut and rotate the ends? and, what is the WMS on these axles, can't seem to find a chart like i did when i started looking. one more, what is the rear axle in these model year Wagoneers? oh, sorry, one more, what is a good rear axle to use for ease, parts, aftermarket and same width, would rather not cut if i don't have to. thanks for any info.

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Here's a link to a write-up on putting Scout Dana 44 Axles in a CJ-7.. hope it helps.

http://www.southernhighrollers.com/t...es/44s4acj.htm
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Nice write-up Pagan.

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Old 06-17-2003, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Has anybody done one with spring under / outboarding the springs & using "castor corrector" sleeves?

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You are not going to get very much rotation with castor corrector bushings, Mel ... certainly no way near the ideal 6 degrees.
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the caster angle should not be the reason for not choosing the scout d44's. while i do like the waggy outers better the scout d44 is still a decent swap. the caster can easily be fixed. we modify so many things on our rigs that rotating the knuckles should not be that big of a deal. just my op.
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yeah, castor correctors will give you maybe a little more than 1 degress of castor
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Also, keep in mind the price difference between brake parts, etc. on the scout outers vs. the waggy's equivilent parts. If your scout brake discs / drums are shot, you may want to find a donor set of waggy or chevy 44 outers. My understanding is that you must change them from the knuckles out, or pay the outrageous price of the scout parts.
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