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Old 10-23-2010, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I've got a 88 cherokee with the stock d30 front axle. It's got the vacuum powered 4wd engagement system. Can I eliminate that by swapping out the 2 piece shaft with a solid shaft from a TJ? Or does anyone know where I can buy a solid axle shaft? Thanks
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes you can, you will need the inner axle seal for it and I would go ahead and get the drivers side also so that you will get the larger 297 ujoints at the same time, I do not know the part numbers for the seal as I never bothered to upgrade a D-30
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http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/yjd3...jconvert-1.htm
its the same thing
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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solid shafts came in XJ's too jackass
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solid shafts came in XJ's too jackass
88 XJ's came with the disconnect 3 peice shaft on the Passengerside, you should think before you type
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88 XJ's came with the disconnect 3 peice shaft on the Passengerside, you should think before you type
Non disconnect shafts came in newer XJs, just like the TJ shaft he's looking at.
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yup, that is correct, they also came with the larger 297 ujoint so he should nab both axle shafts as the 88 came with a smaller ujoint
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey, thanks guys, good info
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solid shafts came in XJ's too jackass
WOW, completely uncalled for
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Don't bother with a block off kit, get a SealsIt seal and be done with it. That's what I did and it only requires you to pull the carrier and slip in the seal with some silicone - no pressing in a seal and finding which one goes in your specific housing. Trust me, I tried 5 different seals and SealsIt was the only one that actually fit and seals twice.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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so no need to replace the axle shaft? does the sealsit fix the vacuum problem?
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Use any 1 piece axle shaft for a D30 from a TJ, XJ, etc. A few guys have made the vacuum system into a posi lock, you may want to look at that too. The SealsIt seal allows you to use any 1 piece shaft and is better than any "kit". I used a kit and other seals first and they were horrible, then got a SealsIt and couldn't be happier. Check out my "grandmas boy" build by searching under my user name, I went into some detail about all this in that build.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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alrighty, sweet thanks
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