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Guest Message by DevFuse

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? about front half shafts/ axels

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#1 cole098


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:05 PM

Say I have a 1984 4wd wagon... can anyone tell me if the front half shafts/ cv axels from a 1984 2wd auto trans wagon be used in my 4wd wagon???

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:33 PM

It can be used but the 2wd axle isn't as strong as a 4wd axle

#3 the sucker king

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:08 PM

yes for sure, i have used two wheel drive axels on a 4wd car. and i believe craig to be right about strength. if you look up part #s the axels are different for 2 and 4 wheel drive. but it will fit.

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:00 PM

the difference is the size of the joints.

#5 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 11:45 PM

The difference is not just the size of the joints - the 4WD shaft is 2mm larger in diameter. Joint is also bigger as noted above.


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