Re: NP231 swap to Dana 300 question???
Dont underrate the NP231 just because its chain drive. 94-2001 Ram 1500 4x4s, mine included have the NP231HD. ITs essentially the same, with a 1.5" wide chain as opposed to a 1" chain in the NP231J, Jeep version. I have (accidentally) driven on dry asphalt with my 6000 pound, 360 powered, 32" BFG wearing Ram and have NEVER had a problem with it...nor do I know anyone who has had trouble with it...But I guess swapping it to get a passenger side drop is ok....hehehe