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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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I'm working on narrowing a mid 70's Wagoneer D44 for use in my CJ, and I'm trying to work out how to get the 5x5.5 bolt pattern. There seems to be 2 ways of approaching this, either using Ford parts knuckles out or Ford hubs on small bearing FSJ/ Chevy small-bearing spindles. My question is this; is there an advantage to either approach? I've also heard that using the Ford parts makes the axle 3/4" wider per side, is this true?
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Either way works as well as the other and the knuckle out approach is the easiest way i've found. I however haven't heard anything about that way making the axle any wider.
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Thanks for the help!
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