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Old July 9th, 2017, 13:10
xjhayden xjhayden is offline
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1979 f150 Axle swap

I have a 1996 xj that has an 8.25 in the rear and a dana 30 in the front.
I have a ford 9 inch rear axle and a ford dana 44 rear axle that I'm looking to swap into my jeep.

im wondering what all will have to be done to the jeep and these axles to work on an xj.

Any information will be a help.
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Old July 9th, 2017, 20:48
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Re: 1979 f150 Axle swap

A lot to get two rears swapped in...all joking aside, what is your experience level? Do you have metal working tools? Do you plan on keeping stock suspension up front or building from scratch? Is the rear going to stay leaf sprung? What size tires? You may want to regear them while they are out of the vehicle.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 05:06
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Re: 1979 f150 Axle swap

It all depends on your fabrication abilities and what you are really building the jeep for. I would suggest like POSJ said to do the gearing and everything while they are out of the jeep.

With the axles being from 1979 they have the cast wedges on them meaning you are pretty much stuck with keeping those and just modifying the factory ford arms. If interested i have a build thread of my jeep where im putting in the exact swap you are doing and keeping the factory ford radius arms and just modifying them.
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