Originally Posted by 99grandtj
He just cut off the stock inner c's but saved the tube, then installed the cj c's. But the newer 30 knuckles have a longer c so to switch to the 44 stuff you need to add about a 1" of tube. Which is why I cut and sleeved the old 30 knuckles. Does that kinda make sense?
This whole axle, including all the new steering and 4:88's installed will cost less than the warn hub conversion by itself. And I gain strength in places it doesn't, plus replacement parts are a auto store away
Why not just cut off the stock inners and weld on the CJ inners? You needed to get the shafts resplined to fit the Dana 30 center anyway, so you could have them cut down at the same time. This way you'd have a stock-ish width front axle.