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Spas - Yes, the passenger side must be cut down. Otherwise you wouldn't have much room at all for a suspension on the driver side. ;) You can either have a custom shaft made for the passenger side. Or you can get the correct measurements and have it cut down 5-6.5" (don't know exactly. Just about everyone seems to have a different number) and you can use an Early Bronco passenger shaft. This way when/if you broke a passenger side shaft you could just order one and/or keep a spare instead of worrying about it being custom done.

I've already done all of this research when I was planning on going with a cutdown axle. This was all before the "full width fad" came around. :D (me, codepoet, jrgaylor, svande, fordbeast98, boble86, trckmagik, half the other guys in TX who follow Brian's mods :p, ...)
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bmxking5 said:
Spas - Yes, the passenger side must be cut down. Otherwise you wouldn't have much room at all for a suspension on the driver side. ;)
Bryan
Toldja they were dumb questions, lol. I have nothing against full widths as far as trail use is concerned, but here in MD there's too many laws to keep me from going that route :p Has anyone ever tried a Rubicon 44 swap? (Yes yes, I know they're really D35's...)
 


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Spas said:
Has anyone ever tried a Rubicon 44 swap? (Yes yes, I know they're really D35's...)
Nope, they are actually Dana 44s on the inside, but the outer shafts are D30, not d35 ;) You can upgrade the outers to make it a true D44 (30 spline)

If you do a search, you'll see Positive Vibes' thread he started about the Rubicon D44, lots of info about it in that thread. :)
 




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wish i never cut my housing down.... should have just moved the wedges in...

axle lengths are +- 1/4" and still work so you dont have to be super percise... if the axle is too long it hit's the cross pin in the carrier... there is only about 65-75% of total spline engagement on the end of a stock shaft in a stock open carrier anyway so you have a bit of play...

if you want an exact fit just order up a long side inner axle from superior for a early bronco then compair to a stock long shaft from your full width housing and that will give you the correct cut length... i have shortend both the 77 and down and 78-79 housings in my garage with minamal tools no issues... just make sure you have the castor angle of the knuckle within 1 degree of what it was or you will have steering issues...

also figured out my death wobble problem.... 7* c-bushings where way overkill... 2* is pretty damn close... tow in was a bit excessive as well but the new c-bushings made a huge differance
 


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