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Re: Homemeade D30 YJ disconnect
The D30 itself is not a bad axle, at least for me. With 4.10s, 33s, a 258 and the wheeling I do it's been fine for over 200,000 miles. Put on the 95+ axle shafts with the bigger ujoints, and find some way to get rid of using engine vacuum to energize 4WD, and it should be a good setup. I don't have a locker up front, so I could just leave the thing engaged all the time, but I don't see the point in having the additional wear and drag of the front end components all the time.
So, my plan is to somehow make a manual "hub" out of the vacuum disconnect. I plan on doing this tomorrow, and totally eliminating the vacuum system. Less stuff means less stuff to go wrong. Getting out and reaching behind the tire to manually engage it is really no big deal.
Thanks for the ideas,
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