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Old 11-04-2005, 02:42 AM
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I have a chance to buy the axles out of a M715 for $250.

How much work is it to put the axles in my 76 cherokee NT?

Are these axles worth buying (dana 60/70)?
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:48 AM
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I have a chance to buy the axles out of a M715 for $250.

How much work is it to put the axles in my 76 cherokee NT?

Are these axles worth buying (dana 60/70)?
Short answer, NO!. They have an oddball wheel pattern, are 72" wide, closed knuckle drum brakes,
too low geared for street. Number of other resons.
Price is not bad if someone needed M715 axles, but if you want one tons you'll be lots of money ahead just buying later model open knuckle disc braked axles.
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:52 AM
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But what is he going to do with his Jeep? If he's just doing mild wheeling or it's a work truck the axles would be fine. If he can live with drum brakes and the odd ball bolt pattern, $250 is cheap for what they are. Plus, he could regear them.

Random question FSJepper, is the D60 from the M715 72" as well, or is it the same width as the civvy trucks?
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:53 AM
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:56 AM
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The jeep is just for 4 wheeling, chopped top, full cage, 6" bj lift, 4 wheel disc, 35" bjf, dana 44 f/r w/ front locker/ rear spool, 360 amc, th400
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:26 AM
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Please don't run 35's with a M715 axles. You will drag that d70 over EVERY rock. And the gearing...man
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:28 AM
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If it's gonna be a serious wheeler take FSJeepers advice, get your self some 1 tons from a newer vehicle.
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:28 AM
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I would like to run 44s,

Why is the gearing a problem?
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:34 AM
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Jim, if you are going to run 44's, plan on spending well over what it would cost you to upgrade the shafts in both the front and rear axles.

The shaft diameter in the front and rear axles is the same size as a Dana 44. Also, the spindle studs in the front knuckle are press in. Put 44's on that front and you will certainly pull your spindles off the knuckle. There is a pic of this occurance on an M715 years ago in a 4x4 mag. Anyway, you'll have to machine your hubs for proper studs to elminate this problem. Big PITA.

The WMS on the front Dana 60 is 72".
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