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    I have been thinking about doing a full width conversion. When doing such a conversion do I use Jeep springs or do I use the springs that came with the full width axles? I have a 81 CJ7 what axles would be a good choice for full width?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1982donald View Post
    I have been thinking about doing a full width conversion. When doing such a conversion do I use Jeep springs or do I use the springs that came with the full width axles? I have a 81 CJ7 what axles would be a good choice for full width?
    If I were going up to full size axles, I would opt for YJ springs of whatever lift I was looking for (typically 3 to 4").

    Axles from a late 70's Cherokee/Wagoneer should be the first ones I would look for. A Ford 9" rear (look for a big bearing axle) are nice strength axles, and Late 70's early 80's Chevy Dana 44 (these are setup mainly for SOA). I can look for more info, and a few others can chime in also with more knowledge.

    Later, T.J.
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    Waggy D44's are within 1" of the same width as a YJ or TJ. When you say full width ie Chevy they are more like 65"-67" wide. If you want to go that wide then any Chevy would work. You will need to out board the front springs as the spread on a CJ is about 27" and most others are 31.5" - 32" I am fixing to do that my CJ-7 in the next month or so. I'm using a D44 waggy front and a Chevy D60 rear they are 61" - 62". I will SOA it at that time too.
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    Cool! Hey man take plenty of pictures so I can use them as a reference
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