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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 11:20 PM
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I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

I bent my housing on my dana 30 and have been looking for a replacment. Here is what I have found. 2001 TJ Dana 30 with ARB, 4.56 gears and Warn high strength axles inner and outers. All installed and ready to go. He wants $1500. Is this setup worth the price? If not does anyone know where I might be able to dana 30 housing?

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

The $1500 sounds about what the locker, gears, and axles would cost. If the stuff is NEW, it's probably worth it to a person wanting a Dana 30. For $1500 I would think you could come pretty close to getting a 44 built. As far as housings go, I believe dana 30's out of XJ's will bolt in place of a TJ Dana 30. If you find one with a select-trac t-case, it wont have the disconect axle as well (my '91 Cherokee Limited is this way). Can you get a manual hub conversion for XJ Dana 30's?
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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

depends on what you need to with it. I'm sure you know that the stock 30 is plenty strong with stock tires, etc. Your sig says 4" lift so I assume at least 33's. Prices on the Warn shafts and ARB support the $$. Pricy for used but if it's all in new shape and a "bolt in"...it's worth it. My 2 cents...........

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

The axle only has 1000 miles on it and the shafts and locker have 500 miles on them so they are basically new. I would deffinatly want a d44 if I could get one for about that price but I think they are a lot more pricey. I am running 33's now but will be getting 35's soon.

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

Try here http://www.samsoffroad.com/samsoffro...ana44Axles.htm for a D44.

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

too bad youre so far away.. i have one in the shed.
I looked at that axle a few timew for the wifes jeep.. its the 4th times hes tried to sell it.. i talked him down to $1300 one time, but he wont go lower than that.. look at things realistically... why do you need hubs with an ARB? why not just get the warn shafts, an OX or ARB and be done. you need the housing though, and that guy is in florida.. at least $200 for shipping//..

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

Thats what I was just thinking infantry.
His shop is about 8 or so miles away and I have seen his "built" axles.
They seem like a much better deal than that 30.
A one year warranty also sounds awesome

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

That is a good price. No offense to the others, but I don't see how you could get a D44 built for a TJ (coil springs, control arms) for anywhere near the same price.

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

If this was the por board they would tell you not to waste your money on a 30. Assuming that the internals would never break, what is to stop it from bending like your present axle? Now you would be out $1500 on another bent one.

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Re: I bent my TJ dana 30 and need some buying advice.

I looked at the Sams-Offroad axle and it looks like I would have to set it up for coil springs. Plus I would have to buy brakes to fit the different size knuckles. I think these two items alone would probably cost about $500. I will call them Monday though to see what one would cost set up and ready to bolt in. Thanks for you help yall

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