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Old 11-16-2006, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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V8 TJ Build up....axles?

I am in the middle of building up my TJ. I payed it off in June and pulled out the motor and tranny for a swap. Found a 5.2L and 44re out of a 97 ZJ at a local yard and brought my 2.5/ax5 in for a swap. $350 and a few hours later I had a V8 swap for my TJ. I just finished the swap and am looking for ideas for axles. I am going to run 36s and drive the hell out of it, on and off the road. I was looking at a 8.8 or 44 for the rear and a reverse cut 44 for the front. Question is would they hold up?

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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D60 it if your going to beat the hell outta it(Do it right the first time!), If your going to build 44's then Chromo's and CTM's will probably be nessecary.

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I'm the type of person that believes in doing things once.
So I'd way 1 tons, however, you'll need rubber bigger then 36".
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I say this to everyone who asks, and i hear it from most people who swap them in: Don't waste your money on 1/2 ton axles. I haven't even finished my build and i wish i'd gone 1-tons.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go 1-tons and run 37's instead of 36's.........
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Reason I am looking at the 1/2 ton axles is two fold. PRICE and since I am only going to run 36s or mabe even 35s I don't want to give up any more ground clearance than I have to. I dont mind changing a few shafts here and there and obviously ANYTHING will break.
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Regardless of anything anyone tells you "you can not put 10lbs of shit in a 5lb bag" You will spend a bunch of money building 1/2 ton axles pony up and get 1 tons.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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go with the 60's
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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60 rear, 44hp front, 36's be ight
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Go Big or Go Home

If you're gonna beat the piss out of it on (I'm assuming drunken) occasion, go with 1 ton if you want cost effective. Even if you do beak the odd 1 ton part it is worth the money to make it even more bombproof than before. Otherwise you'll spend shitloads of money building the half ton stuff to hold up. I realize there are exceptions, but that depends on driving style and whether or not you'll use lockers. If you do go half ton and use a locker, go with a selectable so you can open the diff when gravity possesses your right foot. I hope you make the right choice, Cheers!
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