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Old 06-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Grand front axle info needed!!!

Just toasted the front diff on the wife's '99 Grand cherokee. Basic Dana 30 with 3:73 gears.

When looking for a replacement D30, what axles will go under there? Do I have to find one out of another WJ, or will a ZJ, XJ, TJ D30 bolt in under there?

The outers are good, so theoretically all I need is a center section (inner C to inner C) with 3:73 gears and what not - I'm pretty sure the axleshafts are OK.

Thanks for your help
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Old 06-30-2007, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can find a Rubicon Dana 44 I'm pretty sure it's a bolt in replacement. As long as your's is not IFS (not real sure when they started that). 97-06 wrangler, XJ Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, yadi, yadi you get the drift.
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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99 grands and up are WJs they have a different lug pattern and there control arm mounts are different, for a direct bolt in you will need another 30 out of a WJ
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Bolt pattern is not a big deal if I can bolt my outers on it. What I'm worried about is the control arm mounts and coil buckets like what XJeep633 said.

Thanks for the info, anybody got a 30 out of a '99 - '04 WJ??
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Will need a WJ front end ONLY...

5on5 bolt pattern, and odd sized control arms limit ya...


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Will need a WJ front end ONLY...

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True, and the 99-04 housing is wider.
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Well. . . That sucks!

Thanks guys!

Anyone know of anyone trying to unload a 99-04 front axle???
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while were on this subject...

im picking up a 93 with a toasted front diff. what will interchange with that? basically,being the older pattern,i can use anything but a 99-04 wj front axle?
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im picking up a 93 with a toasted front diff. what will interchange with that? basically,being the older pattern,i can use anything but a 99-04 wj front axle?
XJ/TJ/ZJ D30 will work. Look for a high pinion out of an XJ.
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