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Old January 29th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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i m debating what axles i should go with on my cj/yj it now has yj frame and tub but cj front clip and doors and all that interior . now on to the axles should i go widetracks why? or fullsize ? why? i already have fullsize sitting . just dont know about if i will get hassled about jeep tire sticking out? maybe picture will help? or inputs?
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First, what do you want to do? Intended use? Tire size, HP, type of suspension etc. The usual stuff needed to help with advice.

Second, you can't be hassled for tires outside the rig since there is no law against it.
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Yep, those are the good starting points. Also, one thing, might go to google, and just search around in google images.

For example, if you want to run 35s, just google Jeep CJ on 35s. Look until you find a few that look the way you want it to look, and see if you can find out the details of the one in the picture.


Honestly, usually its going to be something like up to 33s or 35s, upgraded stock type axles, 36s-38s are kinda a tough spot.. upgrades to 1/2 ton axles usually, but everything has pros and cons... 39s and up 1 tons.

Then all the lines get blurred depending on the factors that white rhino posted. I know plenty of people who have run dana 44s for years with bigger tires than many say you should run, and it works for them. Then there are people that need 1 tons with 35s or 37s.
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right forgot to add that just wanna drive on roads maybe light trails nothing rough , cruising around maybe up to 36in tires or less thats it.. gonna be using my father in law old cj motor straight 258 , all leaf on 4 corners
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So, old school CJ...you are in a region where you *can* get away with stock axles, with upgraded shafts, or you might look at the old typical swaps: Wagoneer type Dana 44s, SCout 44s, full size axles, etc.

The width is often preference. Some people like the wide stance of full sizes, which can be very stable, others hate the look, or do not like how you can get hung up in tight trails (usually going through trees).

My own CJ7, I am getting ready to put some 33s or 35s on it. Likely will run wide tracks (with 1 piece rear shafts, and upgraded front shafts), or later XJ axles (or a late model dana 30 front/ford 8.8 rear), and I will flip my T-case.
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