Its out of a 74-79 Waggy, I've been in debate on cutting 5-1/4" out of the long side and running early Bronco inner axle. If I stay full width I will have to come up with a Waggy rear. It's a financial vs performance. Paul, what's your number one reason for thinking you would rather be full width?
You can narrow the track width with your final choice in rim backspace to your magic number what ever it may be. 61"/62" wheel mounting surface is very popular in the northwest. It usually puts your wheels outside to outside measurement around 78" plus or minus. also the more backspace you run on your rims the less stress is directed at parts like ball joints and bearings, also scrub radius is reduced provided your rear axle is a little narrower then you front.
Also. From my experience I would stick with stock length shafts wherever possible. I will say however I have already started down the opposite path and have custom length stuff everwhere. If I was to do it over I would run stock length everywhere. But that's much harder them custom. Good luck.. lots to think about. Keep the questions coming if you got them.
Differential Location: Centered Lug Pattern: 6-on-5.5 Good For: At 58 inches wide it's a good swap for YJs, TJs, and XJs that came with a Dana 35 Pros: Many came with 4.30 and 4.56 gears, strong housings, disc brakes, works great on late model Wranglers when matched with '80-'91 Wagoneer Dana 44 front axle
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8