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Old 11-19-2009, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front versus rear track width

I'm going to be swapping a Waggy 44 in the front of my CJ, and thinking about keeping the rear AMC20 (yeah, I know). I know that I want the front to be a bit wider than the rear for steering and tracking, but what's a good number to shoot for? Widetrack rear to Waggy is around a 4" difference IIRC. Close enough, or do I need to space the rear out?

Not a DD, but will see street time to and from the trail.

And yes, I searched, but I suck at the right search string
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to be swapping a Waggy 44 in the front of my CJ, and thinking about keeping the rear AMC20 (yeah, I know). I know that I want the front to be a bit wider than the rear for steering and tracking, but what's a good number to shoot for? Widetrack rear to Waggy is around a 4" difference IIRC. Close enough, or do I need to space the rear out?

Not a DD, but will see street time to and from the trail.

And yes, I searched, but I suck at the right search string
If i recall correctly, GM solid axle trucks were a good 3 inches narrower from the factory.

A 4 inch difference isn't going to hurt anything. It may just look goofy. Why keep the 20 if i may ask?

You could always swap in a Waggy 20 or 44. The waggy 20 is a much better axle than your CJ 20 - bigger tubes and 1 piece shafts from the factory.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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20 is in there, PO threw in Alloy USA 1-piece shafts, truss and welded the tubes on, and threw in a lock rite. Not perfect, but not a whole lot of rock in the area, and easier to keep it in, swap some gears and go. Except for the tube thickness, I'm pretty much the same as the waggy 20 or a D44 (from what I've read).

I figured 4" was fine but second opinions are always nice.
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