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T-case dilema:(

I'm currently having some troubles figuring out what route to go with my YJ. I'm pretty much planning on swapping in a D300 in place of my NP231 to get a longer driveshaft and WAY beefier tcase. The plan was to get a D300 and get a flipkit. Well, this runs for around $700 for the flipkit. My other option is the swap the front end and run a stock D300. Problem is, what front do I swap to? I'm currently running a D44 from an '88 G-Waggy. I would defiently want to keep the same width as that so I don't have to worry about shortening it or redoing my steering linkage. Does anyone have ANY suggestions? I need some facts on widths of passenger side drop D44's. Will I have any front driveshaft clearance problems on my YJ? What about exhaust? I don't want to route it out right under my gas filler. Thanks!
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Re: T-case dilema:(

You know Jammy, a quick search will net the booty. It's only been covered about as often as "how big of tire can I run on my stock TJ?" has on JU! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Head over Jeepgod's site and specifically the Waggy axle specs page.
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Re: T-case dilema:(

Jamgood. What you are thinking of doing is exactly what I am planning on doing. And the perfect axel is a front D44 from a 1974-1979 Grand waggoneer. They are the correct length, they have open knuckels, 30 spline cariers, disk breaks, and flat tops. Locking hubs too. And if you alreayd have a front D44 then you are way ahead of the game. Pretty much just take what you have in your axle now, and put it in the new housing.

I think that swapping axels is a better plan than flipping the Xfer case.

You may or may not get away with leaving the exhaust. you will probably have to get some pipe rebent, but I am sure that it will not be a big deal. Good luck, and Keep us posted I myself am very interested in your project because like I say I am doing the same thing.
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There has been some duscussion regarding running a flipped D300 here on GLJT. Maybe you could contact one of these guys for some information about doing the flip w/o a $700 adaptor.

Just another possibility [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: T-case dilema:(

So basically a '77 Wagoneer axle would work? I believe I can get one for around $150(kinda higher than I would like, but not horrible). Is the caster going to be the same?
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Re: T-case dilema:(

Are you spring over or under? If you are spring over, I would chop down a Chevy's 44 housing to the length of your existing inner axles. Use everything you already have, but the housing.

Spring under, use the Waggie axle complete.

For the savings in the flip kit, you can do a lot with a 44 axle. Pay and pulls around here have sales for complete axles for $50.
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Re: T-case dilema:(

I'd rather nut cut down a Chevy axle if I can get a Jeep one that fits right in.
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Re: T-case dilema:(

All the narrow-track full-size Jeep axles are the same width. The pre-80 ones just have a passenger-side differential. I believe you still have to grind into the diff housing for the new spring perch when going SOA with these axles though. If you didn't mind the work on your current axle, I don't suppose you'll mind re-doing it all for the next one.

The exhaust system will have to be moved to the driver's side, which makes it almost a straight shot from the exhuast to the rear of the Jeep- none of this crossing over in front of the tranny crap.

It's a shame you can't borrow an NP-208 and see how it fits. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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hey jammy let me know what u figure out with the exhaust on your 4.0, ive got a dana 60 front and dana 70 rear with a NP 241 sitting in my yard, waiting to go in the TJ, but i don't know what i can do with the exhaust... it still needs to be street legal.. [img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]
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Re: T-case dilema:(

That 77 Waggie front will be a Gem of an axel. $150 sounds like a good deal to me. I wish I could find one for that. I would jump on it like a pig on poo

With that 77 you get flat tops. Those alone are wroth what you are paying for the whole thing.
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