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Building Scrap yard axles

I am thinking about building a couple of Junkyard axles for my JKU.
I am just starting to do the research and digging around. But am interested in hearing some opinions on what year / model donor to pull them from? What would be easiest to retro fit in?
Cutting off brackets / welding in new ones doesn't bother me, I can handle that easily.
My goal is to run 40's in the next year or two with coilovers.

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try the search. there are several threads on here.
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try the search. there are several threads on here.
good luck
I did a search for "axle" and found some helpful and some non helpful threads.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/search...archid=6441962

I did find this one which is from 2009, slightly out of date. Was wondering if there was anything more current.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...highlight=axle

More current and slightly off topic by page 13, some helpful stuff at the beginning though.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...highlight=axle

Searching through the library and write-ups I didn't find much of anything back to 2010.
Anyone want to contribute toward the discussion?

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These threads may be of some use:

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42673

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74258


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Try searching "tons"
You will find a lot of subjects on heavy duty axles.

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I'm in the middle of a one-ton build myself...

I decided to go with a Ford Dana 60 out of a 99-03 F350 Superduty. Currie uses the same stuff on their axles, so retaining ESP/BAS is a bolt in affair. The only downside is that the driver's side tube only has about 1" of tube to work with. There is options for high-steer, and it's easily converted to whatever lug pattern you want to run. I chose 8x6.5

Everyone else seems to do the late 70's ford dana 60. Kingpin, longer drivers tube, good aftermarket.
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I'm in the middle of a one-ton build myself...

I decided to go with a Ford Dana 60 out of a 99-03 F350 Superduty. Currie uses the same stuff on their axles, so retaining ESP/BAS is a bolt in affair. The only downside is that the driver's side tube only has about 1" of tube to work with. There is options for high-steer, and it's easily converted to whatever lug pattern you want to run. I chose 8x6.5

Everyone else seems to do the late 70's ford dana 60. Kingpin, longer drivers tube, good aftermarket.
what bolt pattern is the 99-03 stock?

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what bolt pattern is the 99-03 stock?
8x170mm
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I'm in the middle of a one-ton build myself...

I decided to go with a Ford Dana 60 out of a 99-03 F350 Superduty. Currie uses the same stuff on their axles, so retaining ESP/BAS is a bolt in affair. The only downside is that the driver's side tube only has about 1" of tube to work with. There is options for high-steer, and it's easily converted to whatever lug pattern you want to run. I chose 8x6.5

Everyone else seems to do the late 70's ford dana 60. Kingpin, longer drivers tube, good aftermarket.
You plan on doing a build thread?


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