Narrowing the axle would require multiple steps of measuring. First we had to determine how wide the axle currently is, but this needed to be done with the new Reid Racing heavy-duty, flat-top, cast ductile iron steering knuckles installed, not the old parts we were replacing. We began by pressing in some new ball joints from RockAuto. Meanwhile we spoiled ourselves and sent the axlehousing to a sandblaster to get the years of grease and grime off of it after we disassembled it.
www.superioraxlegear.com). Our stock shafts were 37.1 and 17.1 inches from the end to the center of the U-joint cap. The shortest options we found were a Jeep Wagoneer short side of 14.69 inches and Jeep Rubicon TJ long side of 31.88 inches.">