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i found a set of dual 44s off a scout, but will i have trouble with the front one on a 1979 cj-5. if i am going to have trouble what would be my best bet to run dual 44s, or what should i do.
 

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Scout front axles have 0 deg caster. That can be a problem. Handling and towing.
 

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do a search on the topic. there have been many discussions about this because if you use the front, you will have to outboard the springs. There is no 44 front that is a direct bolt in swap.
 

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Originally posted by Bob/CA:
<STRONG>Scout front axles have 0 deg caster. That can be a problem. Handling and towing.</STRONG>
Cut N' Rotate. Search the International Forum for SOA (assuming you are doing a spring over) and you should find all of the info you could ever want. Loads of info is available on the net. Building a quality jig is needed though. Good luck.
 

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(Also assuming your are going soa) Use a waggy front 44. Before I went soa on my CJ-7, I got a '79 chevy pick-up 44, a '78 scout 44 and the '75 waggy 44. I decided the waggy was the easiest for what I wanted to do.( shackle reversal and high clearance steering). The waggy has 4 deg. of caster built in and comes with the flat top steering knuckles. The waggy also has less metal to grind away for the passenger side spring pad. Also uses heavier tie rod ends than the switching knuckles to dana 30 stuff. The chevy is already set up for soa but you need to narrow the lond side of the axle. I also had to move springs outside the frame but this is fairly easy.
good luck, just do a lot of research and plan it out and things will work out fine. More than enough info on this site and others to answer all your questions.

-jeremy
 

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But will the waggy be pretty much the same length so that i dont have an uneven length in back and front.
 

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Also sorry i forgot that to say I am planning to do a SOA at the same time of the swap
 

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I went with a Chevy housing for mine. I didn't want to out board the springs and there is no spring perch work to deal with next to the pumpkin. Plus, they are a dime a dozen.
 

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what year, or the best year should i look for a front waggy 44, im probably very limited down here and probably dont have much to select from.
 

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the waggy axles are 6 lug, but can be changed to five by either redrilling the hubs and rotors or putting chevy spindals and ford hubs and rotors on it. the nice thing about the wag fronts is they have the internally splined hubs.
 

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I forgot to mention my waggy front is approx. 3 inches wider than the scout. I think it came from a cherokee chief wide track. I think the width is perfect. If I didnt already have my scout rear built I would have gone with the waggy rear. Instead I got some billet wheel spacers from performance wheel and tire to even things up. Its a lot of lug nuts to remove when you want to do a brake job though. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> To get back to the 5 bolt wheels, I used the thick chevy caliper brackets and calipers, the waggy spindle, and 77 f-150 hub and rotor, with warn premium lockouts. It is a very slick set-up and works well.
-jeremy

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Rat Patrol ]
 
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