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suprtrpr
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject: Wrangler Front Diff DELETE Reply with quote

I have an 87 Wrangler that I use for drag/street use. No 4wd needed. I already removed the transfer case. I was told the front axle tube from a 2wd US mail jeep would be usable in mine. If I could replace my front diff with that, it would shave some weight off the front. Anyone have any idea of what parts I need from the Postal Jeep to do the conversion? Better yet, is it even possible? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you need to shave weight?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This reminds me of a thread on another infamous Jeep site that started like this:

My daddy just bought me a New Rubicon for my sweet sixteen.....

and then it went all downhill from there Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your gonna need new spring perches on the DJ (mail jeep) axle, due to the larger leafs on your wrangler. The Dj axle also should be a few inches narrower I think, tho that may not be a big deal to you. Post some pictures. (this jeep better be fast as hell)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, anything else you can think of, let me know. It currently has a Chevy big block in it and runs the 1/4 in 11 flat. I'm changing out the diff because I want to lighten it up as much as possible to get it quicker. Once I get some pics I'll post them.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

suprtrpr wrote:
Thanks, anything else you can think of, let me know. It currently has a Chevy big block in it and runs the 1/4 in 11 flat. I'm changing out the diff because I want to lighten it up as much as possible to get it quicker. Once I get some pics I'll post them.

Just wondering if you have a death wish? It's a top heavy, short wheelbase vehicle and you're drag racing with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. It's only going straight ahead at the strip, and when it does, it drives straight as an arrow.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kygreenyj wrote:
your gonna need new spring perches on the DJ (mail jeep) axle, due to the larger leafs on your wrangler. The Dj axle also should be a few inches narrower I think, tho that may not be a big deal to you. Post some pictures. (this jeep better be fast as hell)


Is it possible to use the Mail Jeeps leaf springs? If they fit, I wouldn't need to play with the perches then.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics of the straightliner please!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should just bid on this one....
eBay link
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An 89 CJ Wrangler? That's a first. rofl

The sad thing is that there are 9 bids.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
You should just bid on this one....
eBay link


shock too funny
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after 3 months I FINALLY have the Jeep at home. I found a US mail jeep to do the swap, but it really looks like it's going to be too tedious. Therefore, can anyone tell me which front diff will bolt in that is the lightest in weight?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
Why do you need to shave weight?


He uses it to drag race. A filled up front axle is just dead weight.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know why noone has said this already but they made 2WD XJ s and ZJ and both of those axles will fit iwidth wise ..But they are both set up for coil springs..SO you will either have to cut the coil spring stuff off or convert your Jeep to coils..

It would be pretty easy to shave down the 2WD axles and just weld on perches for the Leaf springs...

The lug pattern would be different but for a staight liner its not that big a deal..

What rear axle are you running??? What motor and tranny????


OH and that Ebay link ..... shock

Thats one of those craptacular Renegades isnt it???

I love the line ..

"Draws a crowd at every car show and embarasses alot of muscle car owners..."
rofl rofl rofl

Oh well...To each his own..

I just wish he would have done that to a Hummer or a Volkwagen.. rofl
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