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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:56 AM
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Replacing drums in a 1985 90

I have done many searches and still have some discovery axle swap questions? My rear drum axles need some work and instead of spending more money on them, I figured a discovery disc swap would make more sense. I have heard that 1995 disco and newer is better? I have 24 spline axles now, I have also heard that the disco 24 spline axles won't be as strong?
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Isn't the Discovery axle wider from wheel to wheel?
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Old October 25th, 2008, 02:26 PM
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I think the axle width is the same. I fitted a RRC rear axle to my '85 90 with no problem at all. Bolted straight in, connected up the prop shaft, bled the brakes and away I went I up rated the front brakes with 110 calipers - they're smaller on the early 90's. much improved stopping power and easier to wash out after muddy offroading
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