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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2001, 03:42 PM
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Elusive, TF727 to Dana 300 question

After some research I see that in the CJ-TJ thingy you have(had)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] that you had a 727 bolted to a 300. I am looking at this swap, but I am not sure about the 300 indexing. Some say you have to rotate the 300 some say you don't. What was your experience with this swap? The final out come will be a 258-TF727-300 combo. I am not worried about the front drive shaft issues that some speak of since I have plenty of lift.


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Re: Elusive, TF727 to Dana 300 question

hey austin.. it is at a different angle per say.. than when it was behind his t5.. but.. he hasnt any problems with the driveshafts.. of course he is also using a TJ skid pan.. but if anything.. you would just have to cut some out of yours.. but i doubt it...

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Re: Elusive, TF727 to Dana 300 question

What I am wondering is if I can rotate my T-case up into the frame rails (or at least closer). I will be building a new skid plate during the swap process. Mine is slightly deformed![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


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Re: Elusive, TF727 to Dana 300 question

actually, if you just want to bolt the dana 300 up, you will have to rotate(index) the x-fer case so it hangs down a bit more..it's not a ton it looks like this
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you will also need about 4" of lift so the front driveshaft and pan of the tranny dont have clearance issues. There have been some articles written on how to re-index the case so it gets tucked into the frame rails, i didn't bother however.. i just torched a hole in the skidpan and let the x-fer case hyang out a tad.... of course, i put a hole in it last trip to tellico, so i have since built a skidplate for it..

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Re: Elusive, TF727 to Dana 300 question

I'm running the 360-TF727-Dana300 combo. I bolted my 300 right to the 727 (didnt index the 300 at all) My stock skid plate fits around the Dana 300 just fine and my Currie Twin sticks bolted up fine.....I have a 4" lift and the front driveshaft did a minor "ding" to the tranny pan under full flex but nothing more.

I dont plan to index my Dana 300....


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