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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2001, 07:33 PM
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DANA 30 REPLACMENT

I WANT TO REPLACE MY DANA 30 ON MY 88 JEEP WRANGLER BUT I DONT HAVE ANY IDEAS ON WHAT TO REPLACE IT WITH. I KNOW I DONT WANT A CUSTOM JOB TO MUCH MONEY IM LOOKING FOR A SWAP
EVEN IT IS A LITTLE STONGER THEN THE 30. I WAS EVEN THINKING OF REPLACING IT WITH A TJ FRONT END BECOUSE IT DOSNT HAVE THE FRONT DISCONNECT AXLE.. WHAT DO U THINK I SHOULD DO TO KEEP THE COST DOWN AS POSIBLE....THANKS JOEY D

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Re: DANA 30 REPLACMENT

get a front axle from a 1980 or newer full size wagoneer/grand wagoneer.. but keep in mind its 6 lug.. so i would take the rear axle with it.. then you will have a stronger front and rear.. same gear ratio.. and same lug pattern.. you will then need new rims..

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Re: DANA 30 REPLACMENT

you cant change that rear out with a tj rear cause the pig is on the wrong side. Look for a waggy 44 i think the years are 80 to 86 that will have a passenger side drop.

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Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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Re: DANA 30 REPLACMENT

Woh, stop yelling (all caps is yelling in the bbs world).

As for the front axle as others stated you'll want a wagoneer donor. Watch out that you get one without the vacuum disconect stuff. I can't remember the exact dates, but after 1980 they switch to a driver's drop, but added the vacuum stuff. Post '85 they got rid of it. The rear 44 may have to come from another vehicle as there are quadra-traks and HD amc20's mix into the years. They HD AMC 20 is a fine axle, but the gear ratio selection is less.

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i got just the donor for you and i only want 1200 beans for the whole vehicleit is a 1983 narrow track full size cheerokee with a 258 six t176 tranny drivers side drop dana44 with manual hubs and a heavy duty m20 reari know the tranny and tcase will bolt right into your wrangler and replace that wimpy driveline and the axles should be an easy swap too

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none of you square headlight guys wanna make you jeep mor bullet proof ????

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-snip- you cant change that rear out with a tj rear cause the pig is on the wrong side. -snip-

Say what? Pig on the wrong side in the rear? Last time I checked YJs and TJs were both centered.

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AAAAHHHH front rear centered. Never seen that before.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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I see what you were trying to say now. A front rear. Interesting terminology. Usually it's called a front diff or front axle. By the way, his 88 Wrangler and a TJ are on the same side, that being the drivers side. The '80 and newer Waggie axles you recommended are also drivers side. Now you know.

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