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Question on swapping both axles on a WJ

Old 02-18-2017, 02:03 PM
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I've tried googling, and come up with nothing, so forgive me if this has been beaten to death, but...

I have a 99 wj laredo, and the front axle recently went out (diff and axles were both roached) . I figured instead of paying 1400 to have it rebuilt, now would be a great time to find a pair of axles from a v8 wj, so I could at least upgrade gears and get a d44a at the same time

I found a 2001 wj that was being parted out, so I grabbed both axles for a great deal. The 01 was a v8 with a tow package and quadra drive.

My question is regarding driveshafts. From my research, the rear should bolt directly in, and I shouldn't run into any issues cuz my wj's lifted 4", which should compensate for the added pinion length on the d44a. The front axle, however, looks like a cv connection instead of a u-joint. Should I grab the front driveshaft off of the donor vehicle, or can I switch/upgrade my current driveshaft?

If this has already been covered, links would be appreciated! Thanks guys
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:00 PM
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:54 AM
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Figure out what t case you have and look in to a sye your gonna need it.As far as a front driveshaft its a crap shoot if it fits or not.
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