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Old 03-10-2014
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Put '01 half shafts and hubs in a '98?

1998 4.0L 4x4

Can anyone confirm that it is possible to install the '01 half shafts and hubs/bearings in a '98? I believe I read this a while back. Would it require any other '01 parts or can I just attach the '01 half shafts/hubs/bearings right to the '98 front differential and everything will work peachy? Thanks!


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You may need to trim the little tube on the steering knuckle, but yes, if you acquire '00.5+ CV shafts, hub/bearings, you can convert to live axle.

You can upgrade brakes to a larger size if you get steering knuckles from a 2003+.
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