View Full Version : What axles should I use for the swap?

02-26-2006, 07:24 PM
I went to the junk yard yesterday. I have access to all of the following axles at the junk yard for $125 and under.

Chevy Dana 44 / Coporate 14 bolt or Dana 60 or Dana 70

Ford Dana 44 / Ford 9" or Dana 60 or Dana 70

Jeep Waggy Dana 44/ Dana 44

Jeep waggy Dana 44/ Dana 20

Jeep Cherokee Dana 30/ Dana 35

Please make recommendations and how well they bolt up to the Samurai Suspension. Need to figure out by Saturday when I go back to the junk yard.

02-26-2006, 07:39 PM
the ford is a drivers drop - out
the cherokee is drivers drop - out
waggys not sure what side they drop on

what size tires you looking to run?

02-26-2006, 07:42 PM
Waggy are passenger drop and are great axles.
Chevy D44/14 bolt are heavy, but strong, that is what I run.

02-26-2006, 07:49 PM
Waggy 44's f&r as long as the drop is correct.
then you can use dana 44 flat tops to do your high steer.

02-26-2006, 08:14 PM
can't go wrong with Chevy

02-26-2006, 08:35 PM
x2 on the waggy axles

02-26-2006, 08:42 PM
I am in the process of chevy axles but if I had a pick I would go waggy.

02-26-2006, 09:58 PM
don't you have to outboard the springs if you use the waggy axles?

02-26-2006, 10:05 PM
don't you have to outboard the springs if you use the waggy axles?
Yes. Or you could do like TatorZuk did. Look up his build. That was sweet!

03-01-2006, 10:16 PM
does anyone on here make a kit for outboarding the springs? I am almost debating on doing coil overs.

03-03-2006, 02:52 PM
Yeah just go with coilovers if you don't do it know then you will down the road someday.

03-10-2006, 09:41 PM
does anyone make a kit that outboards the springs? I am going to the junk yard tomorrow morning and need to know what I should yank. I could yank the Yota axles....but I will probably get the waggy axles. Should I yank the Yota driveshafts???? Or should i yank the driveshafts out of the Waggy?

03-10-2006, 09:51 PM
I dont think there is a big market for outboarding the springs so no one sells a kit.

I dont have an answer for the axles. If you were to get the toyota axles, grab the toy d-shafts with them. I dont know what the people are running with the waggy axles but you probably cant go wrong by getting the d-shafts for them if that is what you get.

03-10-2006, 10:08 PM
I agree with joe. Whatever axles you yank get the d shaft because you know that end will match the axle and it you need make a d shaft using one side of zuk and one side new.