- Jul 9, 2019
Would a 1946 CJ2a work for a swap?
& the 2020's will COME stock with 5.38's Flash the ECU, & I bet it'd be sooooo perfectI was in the same spot, except my '57 is rough, so the Roxor is actually a cheaper route to get me where I wanted to be (body cleanup, diesel, yj springs, swing pedals, overdrive, saginaw, etc). Sadly, I had already cut up my '57 a little, but it was not a great restore candidate anyway.
A killer mod for the Roxor will be a gear-reducer/underdrive that bolts to the PTO cover on the "Spicer18" like the WARN overdrive does. Even if 1.5:1, it will be awesome. That said, with the diesel, 4LO is already rather hilarious.
Except every SWB Jeep made from 1941 to 1981. Mahindra has a goldmine in that front axle.That Mahindra front axle sucks, way too short and the spring perches won’t fit anything
You seem to be missing the fact that the springs are different widths, and won’t bolt on the Roxor. If yj springs would fit in the Roxor a candy ass lift wouldn’t cost $1600, and there have been a ton of yj/cj7 swaps into cj5’s, nobody ever swaps a cj 5 axle into anything because they are so narrow. So a I’ll reiterate again, the factory axles are too narrow, they are offset in the rear, they have weak ass 19 spline axles, and they suck for building on. You can buy a set of built axles as cheap as you can outfit a set of Roxor axles. Mahindra did well in their design process, there’s just not much to work with as far as axle upgrades go without spending a ton of money.Except every SWB Jeep made from 1941 to 1981. Mahindra has a goldmine in that front axle.
YJ springs are a highly sought after swap on any thick spring Willys and early AMC era Jeep, and the Roxor front axle comes ready to rock, perfect width, and hub matched.
I see what you are saying now, and that makes sense. Are they not narrow enough that they cause spacing issues when you put bigger tires on them even in a cj?This thread is about putting Roxor parts on a CJ, and that's exactly what I'm talking about here. Putting YJ springs on any Narrow track CJ is a very large improvement, and already done VERY frequently. The allure in the Roxor axles is that they ARE narrow and simplify that process significantly. They are the same width as the narrow track Jeeps up through ~1981 (including the CJ7s). So when you use Roxor axles on a narrow track Jeep, it simplifies the swap to YJ springs (specially on the 76-80). I don't overly care about putting these axles in anything else, but YES, they are a gold mine for Jeeps older than 1981 and people are already catching on to this.
Offset rear is a good thing for many reasons - specially for wheeling.
The AMC20 is a bit of a turd, so our axle could be seen as an upgrade.