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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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xj - tj dana 30. Which years?

This has had to have been asked before.... Which years of the XJ HP Dana 30 axle are direct bolt in swaps for the TJ? I'd like to find one with 4:10 in it so a wide range to search for may be needed.

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Now don't write this in stone but.............

I didn't think any XJ's were EXACTLY the same as TJ's.

I know my work software doesn't list them as such. And I can't tell you more than that since anyone that I've known to do a swap to something different went to an upgrade. (explorer 8.8 or bigger)

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... no bolt ins. If you've got to fab anyway, might as well use a 8.8 from an Exporer. You get some off-the shelf parts, reliabile as heck and easy/cheap to repair. The bonus is that you'll save money over any other swap.
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I have an 8.8 rear. Im talking about the front diff. The front of the xj's are high pinion and I heard that they are direct bolt in swaps. Im just not sure which years will swap. Ive also heard that they are much stronger and cheap. Oh yes, and im looking for the non-disconnect versions too so that limits it a little more. I dont know why but I just find bits and pieces of scattered information on this. It looks like the 91 was the last year that they used the vacuum disconnect. If I am seeing this right I think that if I get one out of a 92 - 2001 then I should be good??? IM just not sure. Does anyone happen to have the URL to the wrecking yard search engine.... I cant remember the name... Oh god im a mess.

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That's not direct a bolt on, it requires welding, and caster correcton, as well as driveline changes. If you can do your own work, and can get a driveshaft for cheap... it's doable.
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The driveshaft I will take to a local shop to get shortened. The caster I can adjust with adjustable control arms. Other than the driveline what welding is required? As far as I know all of the perches are the same.

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Caster adjustment, but you're taking care of that with the adjustable control arms.
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