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WK straight axle???

Has anyone tried to put a straight axle on there wk yet?
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Re: WK straight axle???

only an srt8 rear that I have seen.

i cant recall any lifted or anything. i think the electronics might be the limiting factor on the QDII at a minimum.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:23 AM
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Re: WK straight axle???

i've been waiting for someone to finally do a straight axle conversion on a WK and get them above 4" of lift. It is a simple process... maybe find and throw a different (dare i say better?) transfer case under it, and you'll have a sweet rig.

the only reason i can think of that a shop hasnt done it? $$$ and the fact that the WK is way too big with WAY too much body to be a serious offroader (go ahead, flame me).
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Re: WK straight axle???

It's been done. I talked to a guy yesterday, whose son had put Rubicon axles underneath the WK.

If he Emails me I'll tell him to come here and share the build.
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Re: WK straight axle???

yeah def do, i wanna see.
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Re: WK straight axle???

In my opinion, and experience, it makes no sense to try and put a solid axle on a WK. The rear is a solid axle and putting a solid front axle in would be as much money as buying a used cherokee in good condition with relatively low miles and putting some height on it.

I know that a company is going to be coming out with a 5.5" lift for the WK soon. And rough country said that they're coming out with a 4" lift soon too.
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Re: WK straight axle???

Yeah,you guys quit trying to make those WKs into a superior WJ by
putting a solid axle under them(thats all we have left!)Its that "Group
B"thing again. Seriously though those things look wicked
lifted.Id love to see one at 6.5"
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Re: WK straight axle???

haha awesome group B refrence...

i had a ZJ... and WJ's were always trying to be little round ZJ's!
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Re: WK straight axle???

LMFAO!:lol :
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Re: WK straight axle???

im going to be going with full length one tons an 38's im just looking for some pics before i start ripping my wk apart.
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Re: WK straight axle???

Escape- Get that kid with the rubicon axles on this site ASAP. I have to see a WK with a sas swap. Dont just ask him to join tell him he is required to join with that kind of setup.
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Re: WK straight axle???

I don't think that it would be worth the amount of work that would be required to do it. Gutting the entire front suspension on a unibody is also going to take out some of the structural integrity.
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