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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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AX-15 to D300 adapter

Who has any information on mating these parts?
I got a AX-15 from a 91 XJ, and plan on putting this in my wife's Scrambler along with a 4.0 and the Dana 300.
The splines and bolt pattern match, however it seems like the bearing retainer on the x-fer case is too long to let them just bolt together.
AA has what they call "Jeep AX-15 5sp/DANA 300 T/C" part number 50-8602 but they want $205!!




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Re: AX-15 to D300 adapter

It might be the input on the tcase thats too long, measure the spilnes on the tranny and the tcase. when I did my nv4500 the input for the tcase went into the tranny to far. they sait to just shave off 1/4 of inch, and it should work.

From what I understand is that the 300 is a bolt on in the place of a 231,and a 208.

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Re: AX-15 to D300 adapter

Bob, The AA kit consists of a sealed bearing and a shortened bearing housing. (without the seal retainer) You can easily hack saw or mill off the seal retainer on the 300's bearing retainer and use a SKF #6209-2RSJM sealed bearing. Then re-drill the AX-15's extension housing for proper "clocking".

Another method would buy the "clocking ring" for something like $175. This adds about 1 inch more length, which is a moot point in a CJ-8.

The AX-15 uses a 23 spline output, just like the 300's input.

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Re: AX-15 to D300 adapter

Thanks, John. I just got back from the garage and it is the bearing retaining getting in the way all right.
As far as the clocking goes, the inboard section of the D300 fronthousing that supports the shifter interferes with the transmission, but the clocking seems correct. I think I can whack off the offending aluminum and modify the shifter.


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Re: AX-15 to D300 adapter

I used this AA adapter kit on my AW4 swap. It includes a greased sealed bearing, the bearing retainer and a 5/8" adpater ring with two sets of bolt holes that both clock the t/c. The least clocked position leaves the bottom of the t/c almost flat on the bottom. I bought it from Parts Mike for $160 about 20 months ago. May have gone up some but I doubt if that much. Seems like the highest price is always direct for the mfgr.

Based on what I remember, it is important to replace the bearing because the old bearing received it's lubrication from the transmission and that will not happen with the AX15.

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Re: AX-15 to D300 adapter

Hey check these guyz out http://www.downeastoffroad.com They installed the adapter on my Dana 300 for $150 but if you call them they will probably sell you one for much cheaper!

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