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Old 10-07-2005, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry 1983 wagoneer

I just bought this wagoneer to build it for my Hunting and fishing jeep, mountian use basicly. It has a AMC 20, I have read that the AMC 20 Is not very strong. can I build it to be stronger? I am new at this so every Idea is very appreciated. I have a 3in body lift waiting to be put on and adding a 4in suspention lift. Body work is almost complete, cann't wait to hit it. thanks

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Old 10-07-2005, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want this to fish and hunt then leave it stock. Your 20 is fine. If you want to wheel, then delete this post and start reading.
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this is a very tough site. you are going to get your ass lit up with a rookie question like that. let your skin toughen up and deal with it. the majority of folks here want to know how to repair (or brag about) a busted d60 cuz they are that tough on their rigs. I would look to JU for any more basic question

for your cherokee, if you want to do any mods I would look at bj's offroad. they have loads of stuff for that truck.

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they are right any thing that is not "hard core" on this site gets flamed. rough croud. this is a good site for reading about tech and building a rig. so read and search. also head over to www.ifsja.com they are awsome guys and it is a FSJ only site.
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they are right any thing that is not "hard core" on this site gets flamed. rough croud. this is a good site for reading about tech and building a rig. so read and search. also head over to www.ifsja.com they are awsome guys and it is a FSJ only site.
You gonna keep sending people to other boards or are you going to direct them to the newbie forum ? and try www.ifsja.org not .com

mayomc: first of its "dana" not "danna" and its not a dana 20 its an AMC 20

a dana 20 is a transfer case
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It could be argued that the AMC 20 used in Wags/Cherokees/J-trucks is stronger than the Dana 44.

The weak axle is the stock CJ AMC 20 with its 2-piece axles, but the FSJ version uses 1pc axles like a Dana 44.
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As to how to build it stronger... gusset and stitch weld the tubes to the center section. That's about all that can or needs to be done.
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I just bought this wagoneer to build it for my Hunting and fishing jeep, mountian use basicly. I think it has a danna 20. I have read that the Danna 20 Is not very strong. can I build it to be stronger? I am new at this so every Idea is very appreciated. I have a 3in body lift waiting to be put on and adding a 4in suspention lift. Body work is almost complete, cann't wait to hit it. thanks
The Dana 20 is a transfercase, the AMC 20 is a rear axle. Which are you asking about?

Both are plenty strong for your average hunting/trail ride. Like JonnyJ said the AMC 20 found in CJ's is the weak one.

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