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I'm thinking of going spring over on my YJ and had a question. I'm running a wagoneer 44 up front and was wondering if anybody had any pics of how they did the spring perch on the drivers side. Thanks.
 

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sorry i have not done this setup, but i am thinking of building a cj7 with waggy axles under it, and i was wonder if you had any problems with the width of the waggy axles.
my main question is how much wider than the stock axles were they?
were they too wide for the body and some flares to cover?
were you able to center the axles under the jeep, or did you have to cut it down?
Thanks for any help
Brent
 

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I dont have any pics but have helped 3 friends do exactly what you are. My best advice is to set the axle in the vehicle and grind the cast down a bit to smooth it off. Some people use regular spring perches but the result is you have to weld a block on top of the perch that sits on the axle tube. This compensates for the elevation difference since the other perch now sits on the cast. To better remedy this use Rubicon Expresses anti-wrap perches. They sit about 3/4" higher than other perches. Now weld your perch on the tube and grind the other perch way down to fit on the cast. Use a tape measure to ensure that they sit evenly and you wont have to weld a block on the perch. Sorry sounds a little confusing but its really simple with the taller perches. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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sorry i have not done this setup, but i am thinking of building a cj7 with waggy axles under it, and i was wonder if you had any problems with the width of the waggy axles.
my main question is how much wider than the stock axles were they?
were they too wide for the body and some flares to cover?
were you able to center the axles under the jeep, or did you have to cut it down?
Thanks for any help
Brent
The width is real simialar to the old Dana 30. I didn't cut down one side, and I didn't grind into the drivers side housing for the perch, so the axle isn't quite centered under the jeep, but you can't notice it unless you really look at it. Only if you stare at it from head on, and know what you're looking for will you notice it.
 

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[ 09-02-2001: Message edited by: Bob/CA ]
 

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Originally posted by 97Taco:
<STRONG>sorry i have not done this setup, but i am thinking of building a cj7 with waggy axles under it, and i was wonder if you had any problems with the width of the waggy axles.
my main question is how much wider than the stock axles were they?
were they too wide for the body and some flares to cover?
were you able to center the axles under the jeep, or did you have to cut it down?
Thanks for any help
Brent</STRONG>
You'll be outboarding your springs anyway, just set them up so it's centered. Waggy 44 fronts are around 61" wide where wide-track CJ's are around 56" wide. Extended flares might cover them depending what backspacing and tread width you're running. Don't cut it down if you don't have to, then spare axles are easy/cheap.
 

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Rockslut,

with swapping in the Full-size axles, did you have any problems with the steering linkage?
 

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Originally posted by Bob/CA:
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did you just use a regular old mig or arc welder did you use any special rod??? I know that in order to weld on cast you are supposed to preheat and then slowly cool...did you??? thanks
 

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I have moved my axle forward approx. 4" With the MORE shakle reversal and the waggy springs. I run just the drag link above the springs with a 1" stepped hi-steer arm. I use rockstompers top and bottom. The only time that the drag link hits the spring is when I am turned all the way to the left and droping my pass front tire. I will be putting a 1/2" spacer under the arm to resolve that.
 
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