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Old 08-02-2010, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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f250 axle spring perches

got a 79 dana 44 f250 front axle that im getting ready to swap in a yj and was wondering will leaf springs give enough to sit on the factory spring perches on the dana 44 axle its like 0.75 off on each side or do i need to move them out im keeping the axle full width

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, you need to outboard the front springs.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, you need to outboard the front springs.
Not Really. I have a 78 HP44 under my 89YJ and did not have to move anything. Just losen the front shakles and sit the springs down on the perches. They will have a slight outward look to them, but will work fine. Only is 1/2" wider than Jeep spring width anyway. Mine is not that noticeable, but I know it is like that.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree, just use a pry bar and shove the springs over a little. You only need to outboard on the 1980+ axles.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well shit, learn something new every day. I figured they spaced as far apart as the later axles too.
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