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Old 03-29-2006, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Axle swap on XJ...

Okay got a few big plans coming for my XJ. I am being told that without alot of custom work on the unibody I should stay away from d60s F/R on my XJ. I was told to stick to a hp d44 and 9" rear. Well my issue with this is I am not made of money and I only want to do this once, so of course my mind is still on d60s.

Anyways what all do I need to do to keep from ripping my Jeep apart? I have CROK steering plates, JKS steering box stiffiner, TNT chasis stiffiners, etc. So for 35s I am fin, but with the weight of d60s and 37s+ I am not sure.


Also this will be a DD Jeep, what should I look for as far as steering goes? Will a Durango box and 4 point mount conversion be good enough?

Please just any info on this would be great, its gonna be a ton of work, but screw it nothing great is easy.
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Okay got a few big plans coming for my XJ. I am being told that without alot of custom work on the unibody I should stay away from d60s F/R on my XJ. I was told to stick to a hp d44 and 9" rear. Well my issue with this is I am not made of money and I only want to do this once, so of course my mind is still on d60s.

Anyways what all do I need to do to keep from ripping my Jeep apart? I have CROK steering plates, JKS steering box stiffiner, TNT chasis stiffiners, etc. So for 35s I am fin, but with the weight of d60s and 37s+ I am not sure.


Also this will be a DD Jeep, what should I look for as far as steering goes? Will a Durango box and 4 point mount conversion be good enough?

Please just any info on this would be great, its gonna be a ton of work, but screw it nothing great is easy.

you will be fine with d60's if you wish.....ive built several that way...Id do a hydro assist on the xj the stock box will be fine if you do that and the steeringg box plates
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sleeve the unibody rails and put a cage in. im going exo tied front to rear with mine with hp 44 and a 9 inch
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sleeve the unibody rails and put a cage in. im going exo tied front to rear with mine with hp 44 and a 9 inch
Yeah thats what I was afraid of hearing. I guess I could just add to the TNT stiffiners all the way up to the steering box and then build my "frame" mounts out of .25" steel.

I'd think driving it on road I wouldn't need to sleeve the frame, I am just wanting to get this done and make it driveable, then go on to reinforcing everything.
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