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Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

Anyone done it, or do you have to buy a new yoke? I rounded off three of those external torx things; snapped two ez outs off to no avail; not enough room to get vice grips in there; finally got front shaft off by removing skidplate, cutting off the heads and removing the stubs with vice grips. I hate that strap and bolt setup. But to go back with ubolts, would you be able to get to the back side of the yoke to reach the nuts?

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

you should be able to just drill out the holes.. only slightly larger.. and use the ubolts.. here is a note.. i found out at AutoZone that they carry those red "help" boxes.. of u bolts.. well i most are 5 bucks.. but i found if i went to the counter and asked for jeep ones.. they had them back there.. for 3 bucks.. so.. just because you dont see them.. ask for them.. if not.. you can use the chevy ones.. i think.. damn its been awhile since ive bought any..

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

Just buy the new yokes. Spicer #2-4-8091X.

The back side of the strap yokes would need some machine work to make the surface flat and big enough before I would use it.

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

I replaced them ,some people claim you can drill them out but it didn't look like there was enough room so I just replaced them.
If you call up some local driveline supply places you can get them cheaper than 4WD or Quadratec ...Think I paid like $26.bucks local plus saved on shipping.The u bolts are seperate and you should replace the nuts also.They need to be torqued to like 150 ft/lb

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

Make sure you pull your yoke off, and count the splines!!! A few (mine included) come with a strange number of splines. I forget what "normal" is, but mine has 16?? I think. Anyway, I know when I told the guy how many splines I had, he said that my number was off. But I checked, and re-checked. Seems like I have a goofy transfercase..... who would've guessed..... ha ha.

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

150 foot pounds on the ubolt nuts? Wow, I'm worried about being able to get my hand back in there to get the nuts on, how am I supposed to get my torque wrench in there? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


Sorry, couldn't resist. I assume you are talking about the yoke nut; which brings up another question, is there any preload to worry about or just torque it to 150? And is the spline count the same on the front output as it is in the rear? I bought a new yoke for the rear and put on CV shaft (a "woodie"[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]), I know that one (the yoke, that is) cost me fifty bones at a local driveshaft shop.

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

If you've got a Dana 20 tcase laying around you can pull the yolks off that...as long as the spline count is the same your good to go. Some of the earlier dana 20's had 10spline? outputs

I've never heard of a 16 spline Dana 300...very strange indeed...



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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

I'm not sure that 16 splines is correct. It's just a number that stuck in my melon. I just know that there are two different spline counts on that yoke. The typical yoke has a lot, mine has less...... that's all I know for sure....

Is that helpful?? damn... I need to concentrate on the little things.

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

I think the yoke is the same as a dana 44 as well.

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Re: Convert front yoke Dana 300 from straps to ubolts?

My local shop only charged me $32 for the yoke.

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