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Old 05-23-2006, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CJ7 Axles identification

Hey this is my first post I'm a new member with an 86 sami

on another note I found these cj-7 axles for a good deal can anyone verify they are cj-7's and I dont know what axles came in a cj-7.





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Old 05-23-2006, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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axles

cj-7 ran a dana 30 in front,
and the cover for the rear says it is a amc 20.
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, looks like a narrow track dana 30 front with 6 bolt hubs and a narrow track model 20 from a 76-81 CJ5,7, or 8.
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A friend of mine wheels a Sami. His is an awesome little buggy, but I think that the Sami runs a driver side drop front axle. Be sure to check that out before you buy the jeep axles as the Dana 30 front is a passenger side drop. Also watch out for the AMC model 20 rear axle. It looks like it still has the two piece axle shafts. These are notorious for being a weak spot. That said, if the front diff drop is ok for your application, there are tons of parts for those axles, one piece rear axle shafts, lockers, gears, etc. Plus, they would probably work great in a lightweight, lower horsepower rig like a Sami. Having wheeled with my friend, there is alot of advantage to the lightweight aspect and as with most motor sports, it is more about power to weight than just raw power.

PS Probably not out of a CJ8. I don't think scramblers ever had the narrow stuff under them.

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cj-7 ran a dana 30 in front,
and the cover for the rear says it is a amc 20.



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A friend of mine wheels a Sami. His is an awesome little buggy, but I think that the Sami runs a driver side drop front axle. Be sure to check that out before you buy the jeep axles as the Dana 30 front is a passenger side drop. Also watch out for the AMC model 20 rear axle. It looks like it still has the two piece axle shafts. These are notorious for being a weak spot. That said, if the front diff drop is ok for your application, there are tons of parts for those axles, one piece rear axle shafts, lockers, gears, etc. Plus, they would probably work great in a lightweight, lower horsepower rig like a Sami. Having wheeled with my friend, there is alot of advantage to the lightweight aspect and as with most motor sports, it is more about power to weight than just raw power.

PS Probably not out of a CJ8. I don't think scramblers ever had the narrow stuff under them.

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Scramblers did run the narrow axles in 81...
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cj axels

what is a narrow axel? did some cj's have wider axels?

and, did sme cj's have 6lugs, didn't most have 5 lugs?
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wms to wms was different between 82-86, prior had the narrow trac, hench, they where narrower than the wide-trac

All stock CJ's had a 5on5.5.
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When he said 6 bolt hubs he meant the bolts that hold the locking hub on.
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The front's not from a '76-'77 (looks to have two-bolt caliper brackets)

Other than that, I have nothing worthwhile to add that others haven't already said.
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