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Old April 26th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default EB axle swapped for a full size axle?

Will a '79 ford f150 or bronco axle bolt up to a early bronco suspension with little to no mods?
Anyone know some good suspension tricks for the EB suspension?
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Old April 26th, 2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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Yep have to get the 78 - 79 rad arms or move your perches in board.
Same on the rear 9" 78 - 79 is the best swap for this.

Best be is to get JDuffs or Cage arm's Long arm kits
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You will have to move the coil buckets out away from the frame for a 79 front. If you get a earlier front you can cut off the radius arm wedges and move them in to match the EB front on the axle itself
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Cut your spring upper mounts to tilt out 11* and do the same with your lowers tilt toward the axle 12* it will center you axle & flex better. 2c
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Thanks, I have a YJ with a EB suspension and front axle on it and I think the front axle is bent. Plus the front suspension doesn't flex very much. I went to the junk yard and measured a 79 broncos radius arm mounts on the axle and they were only a inch wider.
Thanks for your help.
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Cut your spring upper mounts to tilt out 11* and do the same with your lowers tilt toward the axle 12* it will center you axle & flex better. 2c
I thought it could just bolt in, the radius arms just are slightly angled.

I have full width axles I plan on putting in my EB this year.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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The 78 -79 arms are bent a little bit in board.

If you go that route your springs will bow outward.
Best to angle the mounts a little. Help center it.
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