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Just wondering if anyone has done this yet. I was thinking about it because I have access to a set of them out of a quadratrac(passenger side pumpkins front and rear). The extra width and strength would be nice because I want to run 38s. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Can you move the spring perches in far enough our do you have to outboard the hanger? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Heh, 86,
I was thinking about the same swap, as the Picky pull out this way has like 6 of them sitting on wheels, whole rig's..most in great shape, But after all the stuff i've seen, i'm going w/ toy axle's, that and i have a great line on a killer toy engine and trannie for ell cheapo,
Check out the search deal, there's alot of threads about this very subject,
either way, good luck man.. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">..
oh yeah and PHATTY,, yes I'm still going TOY <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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All here is the deal with the 44's...Use the wagoneer rear...61" Change over to disk brakes, then set up your spring perches to your spring width now(mine are 34")....
The front, get a Wagoneer Flat top nuckle front take the the front end apart nuckles hubs everything off of it....
Then get a chevy housing (cast spring pad is set up for SPOA) have the housing cut down and when they do this they can match you spring width that you have on the front (I have mine set at 28.5"..this works out pretty well) and when they do this housing they will match the width to the rear, and this will require custom axles to be made too....This is the more costly way to do this....but it is the right way!
5.38's and ARb's and you are good to go!!
The flat top nuckles allow you to use high steer...this is a must on this!!

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If youre in favor of not spending the $$ for all that custom stuff, although it sounds good, you can use the waggy front and rear. you have to move your springs out in the front. Not a big deal if youre using flexy enough springs. mine are 2.5 inch YJ's. once you decide on a pinion angle all you have to do is grind a flat spot on top of the tube portion of the housing opposite of where the other spring perch is. Then drill a hole for the center pin and grind a bit to fit the u-bolts. It works fine and you can convert to high steer if you want. go 5.89 and make sure you get some t-case gearing for those 38's
 

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SOunds Good! When?
 

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I run wagonner axles in my zuk. I had to widen the frame on the front (no biggie, cause I integrated the shackle reverse, the YJ spring mounts and winch mount into it), come up with the shackle mounts for the rear. The front end takes some work to get the spring perch on it for the spring over, but it isn't a big deal. The rear was easy, just move the springs inboard and center the rear end. You will have some compound angle issues with the driveshafts, but it is solved by using a CV. As for the steering, source some flat top chevy knuckles and go either crossover or hi-steer. I converted to CJ outers/brakes so I could run the shorter 27 spline stub axles (either scout or warn ones). As for the rear I did the Warn Floater kit (worth the cash outlay!) to convert to the 5x5.5 bolt pattern and to do the rear discs, but moser can redrill the stock axles and TSM can supply a disc brake kit.
 

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>How does the brake booster work with the wagy's? Did you have to do anything special?</STRONG>
I still have the stock master cylinder, but added an adjustable proportioning valve. It stops fine, but it doesn't have much pedal pressure. I am going to swap to a different MC soon, tho.
 

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Thanks for the info <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> I think that I am going to try and get those 44s under it in a month or so(when I get some spare time)I get some pics and post them when I get done <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Rockiller: I have the grs1 but thinking of the sumos
<IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I will have to see how much spending money I have after swappng the 44s in <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">

[ 10-27-2001: Message edited by: 86zuki ]
 

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>How does the brake booster work with the wagy's? Did you have to do anything special?</STRONG>
Phatty....I went wheeling with mine this weekend....and it was amazing!!....I did the disk conversion in the rear and although you loose pedal pressure....the brakes work flawless!!! Ive never had brakes work that good on a zuk....and im using the stock booster and valve...no rear end lock up either..

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i have two buddys with the waggy axles and i say go for it. they both run a 97" wheelbase, wrangler springs and 36x12.5 tsl sx's and they just plain work. go for it! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
 
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