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78bronco
04-07-2010, 09:22 PM
ok so I got a 87 yj and I am looking for your guys opinions on this.. hahaha I was thinking a chevy small block and dana 44 axles and 39" swampers and a small lift? is this a good direction to head in :dontknow: or em I just :ballsmack

thanks for the input

Tunabomber
04-07-2010, 09:31 PM
sure why not


recomend you use full size axels .... there are more out there and it will make it more stable


keep it spring under and save alot of headaches

if i could do it all over again thats how i would go [cheers]

Explorer guy418
04-07-2010, 10:01 PM
if u want v8 and 39s you mise well throw 1 tons under it

Renegord
04-08-2010, 05:10 PM
To fit 39'' tires you're going to need more than a small lift . Even with cutting of all available cutable metal you're going to rub on the back. I've got 5.5 inches combined(4.5 suspention and 1 body )and I still rub on 33's. Besides that you don't really want to lift a yj that far UNLESS you're going to full width axles because they get tippy. So it depends on how far you're willing to take this project. ""Just my 2 cents""[cheers]

Nutbar
04-08-2010, 06:38 PM
Meh I've got 4.5 in springs and 3 in body and I've got 40s on my CJ.

But if you're gonna go 39-40s you're gonna wanna go 1 tons, D44s will not handle 39s.

78bronco
04-14-2010, 08:02 PM
well I would prefur not to go full size axles and I am sure if I leave the diffs open open they will handle 40's and its just gonna be a stock 305

Troy
04-15-2010, 01:13 AM
gone from a ford, to a jeep

you gotta get a different drug dealer

78bronco
04-15-2010, 09:37 PM
hahaha

or is a 4.3 vortech a better motor to put in there insted of a 305 chevy ?????

Nutbar
04-15-2010, 10:07 PM
There is room for a V8 in there no prob and I personally prefer to have more power not less. If it fits a 305 it can fit a 350, 383, 400 easily later.

A 4.3 or small block are both going to require a radiator mod, the chev water necks are on opposite sides to the AMCs and both will require wiring and some fabbing to install so . . . if you're gonna go to the effort of an engine swap . . .

suberman
04-16-2010, 01:05 PM
I got a set of scout dana 44s (front and rear), which are about the same width as stock jeep axles, on the island if you are going to do the dana 44 path.

78bronco
04-16-2010, 11:01 PM
so full size axles??? so you guys mean like dana 60 and 14bolt??

'Balmer
04-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Full size doesn't mean 1 ton. You CAN go D60/ 14B if you want to go crazy but you can also do full width 1/2 ton axles (D44, 9") from late 70's Ford F150's...

78bronco
04-17-2010, 12:21 AM
hmmm :confused0006: crazy you say:dontknow: you havent seen crazy yet oh yeah [36] lol

FU Toolbag
04-17-2010, 06:51 AM
Full size doesn't mean 1 ton. You CAN go D60/ 14B if you want to go crazy but you can also do full width 1/2 ton axles (D44, 9") from late 70's Ford F150's...

But why? All that work for such little gain? Go big or go home, no point in putting in that effort and then wussing out on the axles.

That would already have leafs being a yj, so first off, flip the axles which will give you about 5" lift for about $100.

Cheese eyes
04-17-2010, 05:34 PM
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78bronco
04-17-2010, 08:34 PM
But why? All that work for such little gain? Go big or go home, no point in putting in that effort and then wussing out on the axles.

That would already have leafs being a yj, so first off, flip the axles which will give you about 5" lift for about $100.


thus is kinda my thought to. if I am gonna put differnt axles under my rig then I am gonna go 1 ton stuff but I kinda want to keep it narrow for now :D