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Has anyone narrowed their axles?
04-25-2015, 10:38 AM,
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Has anyone narrowed their axles?
I snapped my axle shaft the other day, and I'm running through billions of options on what to do for replacement and so far I've got a lot of options that I like.  But the one that is standing out in my head the most is going with some junkyard axles and a 4 link in the rear.  Now, the reason I ask about narrowing an axle is because I've got an old F350 (93-94 ish) that I can rob the axles out of.  But I don't want the track width to be that wide on my Jeep, so I would want to narrow them.  So that's why I'm wondering if anyone has done it.  Either on your own, or if you had a shop do it, how much did it cost?
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04-25-2015, 11:17 AM,
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RE: Has anyone narrowed their axles?
a lot of tinkering and $$ to do that. Just rob an 8.8 out of a ford explorer. gear it and C clip eliminator kit ( if so inclined). Simple remedy for the D35 replacement and a tough differential. Go ahead and run 37's with it
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04-25-2015, 11:19 AM,
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RE: Has anyone narrowed their axles?
(04-25-2015, 11:17 AM)OBWHON Wrote: a lot of tinkering and $$ to do that. Just rob an 8.8 out of a ford explorer. gear it and C clip eliminator kit ( if so inclined). Simple remedy for the D35 replacement and a tough differential. Go ahead and run 37's with it

you can also readily find one with a trac-loc in it, to boot Cool
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04-25-2015, 04:09 PM,
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RE: Has anyone narrowed their axles?
I've never done it, but I've done a bunch of research and you need an alinement bar and a good welder (some skills aswell Big Grin ). Check out RCV site for prices on new shafts.

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04-25-2015, 05:29 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-25-2015, 05:30 PM by CLPeller.)
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RE: Has anyone narrowed their axles?
I thought the 8.8 was narrower than the TJ's D35
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04-25-2015, 06:14 PM,
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RE: Has anyone narrowed their axles?
If you put that Stirling rear axle in your jeep, better get some bigger tires. That pumpkin is massive. I have one in my MJ. 40" tires or bigger. I was just talking about this with Duck454 as I picked up his 1tons, and your better off to order a bolt in rear D60 from the U.S.
By the time you get the junk yard ones to fit, swap axle shafts or rims to match the front etc, etc, it's probably about the same.

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04-25-2015, 06:24 PM,
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RE: Has anyone narrowed their axles?
All that being said, I have a D70 for sale that needs the ends cut off anyways. Still a big pumpkin, but not as big as a Stirling.
You can come check them out to compare size if you want

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