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Ok here is the deal I just picked up a dana 60 rear and a 44 front both 8 lug pattern the yard said they were out of a waggy but I am not sure I am thinking j series? i am building up a yj and was wondering what is the best width to run these axles? does anybody have any info on these axles and where do I take the right measurements from I did it from the backing plates but is that where they should be measured from?? And does anybody know what would be the best set up for these axles on a yj, I havent been in the 4wheeling scene in a while so i am trying to find out what would be the best route to take with these axles to build up that killer yj... Thanks Carlos
 

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Always measure axle width from the wheel mounting surface to the wheel mounting surface (wms-wms). The backing plates are not a good place to measure axle width since you don't know where the wheel actually mounts.
 

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Thnaks for the replies now that we established that there from a J series can anybody help me with the tech questions...
 

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Originally posted by LOS-YJ:
<STRONG>Thnaks for the replies now that we established that there from a J series can anybody help me with the tech questions...</STRONG>
It will depend on how big a tire you want, what eng you got, and how hardcore you want to be.
 

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I was Hardcore 2 years ago so i am not going to build a pussy show truck you know... So yes definetly harcore probably 36's pr 38's SOA with some lift, I just want to know what deirection to go with these axles, can i go full width with these axels???
 

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If I'm not mistaken, stock YJ axles are 60" WMS to WMS. You can go full width, you may need to get different backspacing depending on your local laws for fenders & the tires sticking out.
 

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well the 60 is a rear and the 44 is in the front, 44 has passenger side pumkin which wont matter cause I am doing an atlas anywhere and I'll get the passenger side output but I am wondering if there is any other mods needed to be done to change the pumkin to passenger side on a yj
 

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Originally posted by LOS-YJ:
<STRONG>well the 60 is a rear and the 44 is in the front, 44 has passenger side pumkin which wont matter cause I am doing an atlas anywhere and I'll get the passenger side output but I am wondering if there is any other mods needed to be done to change the pumkin to passenger side on a yj</STRONG>
Yes, the rear 60's were offset with or without Quadratrac t-cases
 

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I recently had a 60 and 44 built for my YJ to go SOA I have done a ton or research and i decided to got 62". this is a little wider than the stock 59.5". I wanted a bit wider axels for better stability becuse you loose a little with the bigger lift. Just my take on it. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Go full width!!!! My front is 69" and my rear is 65. Im running 2.5 backspacing wheels that are mounted on 38.5x14.5x15. ANd it my DAILY DRIVER!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by bigblackjeep:
<STRONG>Go full width!!!! My front is 69" and my rear is 65. Im running 2.5 backspacing wheels that are mounted on 38.5x14.5x15. ANd it my DAILY DRIVER!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
How do you get away with that in P-ville?? let me know cause I still want to drive mine some when I get back. pm or something.

Thanks Jon
 
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