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Blarin.aaron
September 22nd, 2017, 12:19
So First off....I just wanna say you guys are awesome! I've been building my jeep for like 2 years and I use info from here all of the time!! So thank you!

Now to the point.....I have a 96 4cylinder 5 speed 2 door 2wd I'm converting...
I bought the axles from a 78 f150 super cab regeared to 5.40s with spools

The 9 inch is already under the back of the jeep....I just ordered the xj/tj combo brackets from ballistic fab....they came with no instructions at all....any info/help I could get putting them on my axle would be amazing!

The axle has 3 inch tubes its 3 inches wider than stock and it has no brackets on it anymore. I need to figure out pinion angle and locate where to put all of my brackets....can you guys help me?

Kittrell
September 22nd, 2017, 16:36
You could always get something like a TnT swap truss, save you a lot of time. You'll want the axle up under the rig to figure out your pinion angle.

https://www.tntcustoms.com/jeep_parts/jeep_front_axle_truss_ford_hp_dana_44_leaf_sprung_ style_jeep_xj_tj_zj_mj_tnt_customs

IslanderOffRoad
September 24th, 2017, 09:39
You could always get something like a TnT swap truss, save you a lot of time. You'll want the axle up under the rig to figure out your pinion angle.

https://www.tntcustoms.com/jeep_parts/jeep_front_axle_truss_ford_hp_dana_44_leaf_sprung_ style_jeep_xj_tj_zj_mj_tnt_customs

I agree

The TNT is the best/easiest way to get the mounts in the right space

burntkat
September 26th, 2017, 07:46
Concur.
Do be aware that you might need to do a cut/turn of the inner Cs to get the caster angle and the pinion angle to fit your application.

smokeyyank
September 27th, 2017, 10:12
I agree with the above TnT truss will save you a lot of time. Are you going full width or going to narrow them? Are you building your own suspension?

Here's the info I have, hopefully helps a little.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/bolt-high-pinion-dana-44-a-747194/

http://cutandturn.com/basics.html

http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7354