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Who makes the best pans and rockers? front axle?

Old 02-18-2016, 10:44 PM
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Default Who makes the best pans and rockers? front axle?

I have 2 comanches that need floor pans and rockers, which are the best? Do they run up the firewall or stop before the curve? I have welded pans in from donor trucks in Cherokees, but now that pans are available repro it would be easier I hope.

Also I just picked a 92 up that has a high pinion dana 30 front axle without any disconnect. Was this swapped in from a later cherokee? I thought all Comanches came with a disconnect front axle?

Also, if the front and rear gears are different, will the truck bind up right away on concrete in 4low? its a ax15 4 liter with 33's and feels like a dog so I think it has the stock 308s. I haven't bothered taking the front cover off because I am going with 456's and putting a 8.8 in the rear.

The guy I bought it thinks it has a 89 rear 35 and paid big bucks to have the front diff rebuilt. It really annoyed me, he was a good guy and got ripped off. He took the truck in with front diff problems and new in the box 456 ring and pinion and master install. They cut open the kit and used a few shims and a pinion bearing and fixed the diff without changing the gears.

It has lots of work done, 5.5 lift, spring over, tubular front control arms with drop brackets for the mounts, bushwacker flares, dropped pitman arm, stainless brake lines, a rigged rear traction arm, adj track bar.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:50 PM
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No u can't run different ratios especially in 4x4.

They stopped using disconnect axles by end of 1990.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:03 PM
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Rockers, I would do 2x4 or 2x6 replacement like lots of XJ guys do.
Not sure of anyone who makes MJ replacement pans. Depending on how far back you need/want to go. the front of XJ pans would work fine, and make it work as you go back, if that is necessary.
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