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    hi i know this might be a long shot
    i have a 98 tj sport on 33x12.50 with stock axles and built motor
    i want to go up to 37x12.50 so what axle combo would be the best to buy from a junk yard or ebay and build?
    i would like to keep roughly the same track width and the bolt pattern doesn't mater because i am buying beadlock rims.
    would like to take the most cost effective way.
    any advice would be very helpful

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    define "built" engine.

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    4.0l bored .40 over head shaved .20, cammed, roller rocker, tri-y header,banks intake, 24lb ford injectors
    i can do a standing burnout with a locked rearend and 3.55 gears.

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    go up 1-2" on your tires and do a 60/60 combo or a 60/14 combo.
    37" tires are a little on the short side for 60's or 14 bolts, but a little on the large side for anything else.... unless you're willing to drop a lot of money into it.
    Dana 44's or 8.8's won't handle that large of a tire with a more powerful engine.
    There's always the 9", but in the long run it will end up costing the same or more than just going 1 tons.

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    ok so 60 front 14 rear if i can go up on tire i will im goin to do high fenders with 4" long arm lift

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    go up 1-2" on your tires and do a 60/60 combo or a 60/14 combo.
    37" tires are a little on the short side for 60's or 14 bolts, but a little on the large side for anything else.... unless you're willing to drop a lot of money into it.
    Dana 44's or 8.8's won't handle that large of a tire with a more powerful engine.
    There's always the 9", but in the long run it will end up costing the same or more than just going 1 tons.
    X2!!!!!

    LOTS of discussion on here about axles, weak/strong, bolt patterns and BL's. In fact there are current threads that address all of your questions. Search is your friend.
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