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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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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.
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Re: Dana 30 SOA

When I did my SOA I modified the perch (opened it up a little) to fit on top of the housing where it needed to go. Than welded it on. Never had any problems with it.

What is he doing with the ring and pinion?
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Re: Dana 30 SOA

Setting up the pinion angle, but he also installs R&P and locker for $125. This obviously doesn't include parts.

What did you do for steering after the SOA on the Dana 30 - Dropped pitman arm?
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I already had a Drop pitman arm so I left everything the same. I now have a new drag link that is homebuilt with heim joints. It has a slight bend to keep everything lined up good. I have a matching tie rod with heims also.
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