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so i just talked to moser, and to have the one axle made is $180

thats fantastic, i think i found my solution.
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altaboy, what your saying is, correct me if im wrong...

narrow the housing 3 inches on both sides
factory passenger side axle becomes the new drivers side
have a custom axle made for the new passenger side thats 6 inches shorter

all this makes for an overall 6 inch chop

has anyone done exactly this?
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3" cut from the axle tubes on each side for an overall shortening of the wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface of 6". The factory pass side axle becomes the new driver's side is correct. The pass side axle has to be manufactured and be 3" shorter than the stock one. Not 6" shorter.

But yeah, this will keep the carrier centered and your axle will be 6" shorter. Only one axle has to be made as opposed to two so there are some cost savings. Shortie's idea sounded pretty good too but there was some additional work that needed to be done.

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i guess i was trying to say once you swap the passenger axle to the driver side your left with the drivers side in your hand which is 6 inches longer than the one you need to have made.

or maybe i cant add, i donno

so whats the best way to cut and align the axle tubes together after before welding. ive seen jigs that fit through the axle and get held in by the carrier bearing mounts, that have conical ends that center the end of the axles together.

pics of anyones experiences doing this would be great
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if your gonna cut it yourself take a piece of paper, cut it 3" and wrap it around the axle tube, this will give you a nice straight cut.

When you go to weld it back up sleve the inside with some tube that fits snug inside the tube. You can also stitch plates every quarter of the axle tube to give you something to hold the axle tube straight
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shortie you got any pics from when you did it?
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as far as the front tucking i am running chassis tech upper and lower c arms that have been pushed back pretty far in their alignment holes. also i cut the inner lip off of the front fenders and hammered them flat. so basically my iner fender lip is only 2 pieces of sheet metal wide. that and i mighta pulled out on em a little. it still barely clears though. if that doesnt make sense i can get you a pic.
ok thanks it just looks like your wheels are far in. they dont stick out past the fender when aired up do they?
cuz i cut and hammered my fender and its barely tucking(maybe a 1/4") but my front doesnt lay out yet either. plus when aired up the tire stick out beyond the fender.makes it look like a jeep.
oh and that makes perfect sense. ive done that one t diff. fenders now...soon to be two more
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klintok i put some pics up of how far my wheels stick out
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sweet thnx. from what i remember thats a bit better than mine. i just cant stand the look myself so for now ill have flares still


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oh and btw i love the recessed stock bumper look...lookin good


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yeah, that is exactly what I did with my axle. If you have the 8.25' rear you can send the axle shaft to moser and they can cut and respline it for about $80.
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