Best Trucks to get Full Width 1 ton axles for a CJ7

Discussion in 'Axles / Suspension / Tires' started by ncbeachjeep, May 24, 2007.

  1. ncbeachjeep

    ncbeachjeep Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    I am looking to full width 1 tons for my CJ7 and I am wondering which vehichles should I look for to get those out of? THanks
  2. Rich

    Rich Asshole at large

    Mar 17, 2005
    Central PA
    Best: Someone's buggy project they've abandoned.
    Better: a person on a message board selling a geared/locked/etc. set
    Good: Chevy K30's in the JY. '89-'92 Dodge 1-tons. Ford's if you need a driver drop.
  3. prettyboyinatj

    prettyboyinatj New Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    N.C Asheville
    full size

    I think there is a 2nd jen bronco on the board for 800 obo, with a high pinion 44 and 9 inch its not one tone:shaking: but its a good deal and a solid platform unless you are going over 39" tires
  4. mudonthetires10

    mudonthetires10 Member

    May 19, 2005
    Randolph County
    What's the difference between a "2nd jen" and a 1st jen? :D

    STEVIERAYCJ New Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    1st gen is 66-77 known as early broncos, 2nd gen is 78 & up big broncos, but i think the 78&79 were the only big broncos to have a str. front axle
  6. broncomania

    broncomania Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    they were. and i normally keep these axles laying around for sale.
  7. JavaTee

    JavaTee Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2007
    CJ's (unless changing Tcase) are PSD. So donating vehicle front will probably be 70-80's Chevy or Dodge 4X4 of required size, Dana 60. Rear is just about whatever you want Dana 60 or Dana 70 (a Hi-pinion Ford 9 inch would be sweet). The front's usually come @ a premium (sometimes I think a gold plated) price. Check here in the parts 4 sale & the local juckyards - good luck.
  8. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    The 300s came in CJs from 80-86, and I would assume thats the year range your CJ-7 is. He's right, they are passenger drop, which is a good thing because usually the chevy and dodge 60s are cheaper than ford 60s... and already geared lower. None of that 3.54 stuff. You'll have to outboard the front springs on a CJ (27.5" stock width... needing to mate up with 32.5) since the perch is cast into the housing, and move the perches on the back. Not sure off hand what the rear perch width is. If you want to stay away from tons but still go fullwidth like a chevy 44, outboarding will still be needed. Not sure what tire size you'd like to run, but its a lot more assuring knowing that you have a 60 up front than a 44 when things get hairy.

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