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What ford axles are good for a swap?

Not on a JK. so no worries about tone rings. i just got a YJ and we have a few gas and diesel ford f250's laying around. What years should i look for or completly avoid?

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YJ are passenger side drop right? im not sure what year fords had that. but pretty sure a lot of chevys and dodges had passenger side drops. pirate4x4 probably has more info

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What ford axles are good for a swap?

YJs are driver drop, CJs are passenger drop.

You'll want to look for a 78-98ish front 60. Basically any of the ones that are from a leaf spring front vehicle. The 78-79 kp60s have more driver side tube, which makes them popular For TJ swaps with coils. The 78-79 also puts the pumpkin about 3"s or so toward the center of the vehicle that the later 60s.

Just stay away from the 99-04 f250 fronts or excursion fronts, as they are normally the d50.

Big question is are you staying with leaf springs or going to coilovers. If you're going with coilovers then the year axle really doesn't matter.


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def leaves for now.

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would a 95 dodge 3500 front be a good choice? we have one of those to.

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Total hijack here.

Sounds like you work at a junk yard.

Do you have any JK rears with 4:10s?

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would a 95 dodge 3500 front be a good choice? we have one of those to.

It would be a 60, but I wouldn't call it a good choice. Low pinion, CAD, coil sprung, not sure how the diff will line up without out boarding leafs.

It's more of a last resort 60.
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Total hijack here.

Sounds like you work at a junk yard.

Do you have any JK rears with 4:10s?

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no sorry i dont, my boss just likes to hoard junk stuff.

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no sorry i dont, my boss just likes to hoard junk stuff.
LOL well if one turns up let me know.

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