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‘59 Cj W/ Roxor Front Axle & Steering Linkage Upgrade

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by GillaFunk, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Jun 22, 2021
    GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I'm the Dude, so thats what you call me.

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    After a couple of issues with my axle and getting advice from members I’ve chosen to attempt the Roxor front axle upgrade. I picked up the axle today. I will update this thread as things progress. Not being able to find any detailed information on such a project, I will try to be specific and document as much as I can for the benefit of forum members.

    The cost went up from the ~$930. This 5.38 geared axle was $1,432 from the dealer in Reno.

    Dimensions: For both when available
    Roxor /(CJ Dana 27)
    Axle: 2-3/4” thick / (TBD)
    Axle flange at differential: 3-3/8” (for the larger u-bolt) / (TBD)
    Steering knuckle holes: ~44-3/4” / (42”)
    Wheel surface width: 53-5/15” / TBD

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    Parts List:
    1 - Mahindra Roxor Axle (5.38 gearing model)-----Mahindra p/n S-0502AAA12310N-000 -----$1,432.00
    1 - Mahindra Roxor spring plate.-----Mahindra p/n SMIL 0084828-----$13.99
    1 - Mahindra Roxor spring plate.-----Mahindra p/n SMIL 0084814-----$13.99
    3 - Small U-Bolts (local suspension shop).-----7.5" L X 2.75" inside-----$17.00ea
    1 - Large U-Bolt (local suspension shop).-----8.25"l X 3" inside-----$17.00
    8 - U Bolt nuts & washers
    2 - 14" Brake hoses (necessary as I have a 2.5" lift).-----Napa p/n 18167 $16.99
    1 - Bottle brake fluid
    1 - Warn Locking Hub------------------Warn P/n 29062------------------$230.08



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  2. Jun 22, 2021
    Howard Eisenhauer

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  3. Jun 22, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    this'll be interesting to see.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2021
    Bob

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    Nice!
     
  5. Jun 23, 2021
    Steve's 70-5

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    There is a write up on a front axle install in the Roxor Tech section
     
  6. Jun 23, 2021
    GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I'm the Dude, so thats what you call me.

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    It’s a very incomplete write up, was never finished, and is 7 months old
     
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  7. Jun 23, 2021
    johneyboy03

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    Picture unboxed ? :p
     
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  8. Jun 23, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    what gears will you be running?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2021
    GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I'm the Dude, so thats what you call me.

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    This is my current delay, otherwise I’d have the front end apart by now.
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    She is geared at 5.38
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    This is the complete axle, how it ships, with disk brakes.
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    Here is my first issue. Axle is substantially thicker than stock, at about 2.75”. So now I’ll need to find U bolts and spring plates.
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  10. Jun 23, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    That is still a killer deal, considering all you’re getting.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    is there a way you could put lockouts on it?
     
  12. Jun 23, 2021
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    For all practical purposes with the exception of the ring gear thickness this is a Dana 44 axle so warn hubs are readily available for it.
     
  13. Jun 23, 2021
    GillaFunk

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    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Jun 24, 2021
    jeepstar

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    less talky, more instally!
     
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  15. Jun 24, 2021
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Can you order it with a locker from the factory? I assume they have them.
     
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  16. Jun 24, 2021
    GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I'm the Dude, so thats what you call me.

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    I can’t get into my garage. Damn door is busted. Install starts Saturday, but now that the axle is in, I have axle measurements and have spring plates and u bolts on the way.

    Believe me, I’m gnawing at the bot to get Dorris back on the road.
     
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  17. Jun 25, 2021
    johneyboy03

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    totally agreed with that. Aint no big price for a " bolt-on " dana 44 for a jeep cj.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2021
    jeepstar

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    heck yes it is. my dana 30 swap I just did cost me 1800 or so, because I was given a "free" axle. I should have looked at this option!
     
  19. Jun 25, 2021
    jzeber

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    IIRC my "free" Dana 30 cost me about $1500. Looking forward to seeing this competed.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2021
    Andy Weaver

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    What is the wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface dimension?
     
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