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Dana 30 SOA
I was under the Jeep this weekend trying to determine what I need to do for a SOA lift. The rear is very straight forward and I found a guy who will weld on new perches (MORE) and set up my pinion angle for $80. Is this a good deal? I don't have access to a welder.
The front looks a little more complicated. I noticed that the passenger's side perch is cast into the diff housing. It's a Dana 30 with a passenger side drop (supposedly from a Scout II). Is it as easy as cutting the perch and rotating it or is there something special that I'm missing?
Should I just save myself the headache and find a Dana 44? I assume this would be the better way to go and I would end up upgrading to the 44 in the long run anyway. If so, where should I look for a D44 psd? I would like to keep the width the same as it is right now? Did Scout II's come with D44 passenger side drops? I plan on going to a few junkyards and looking around for one that I could rebuild and still be able to drive the Jeep while doing so.