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Old 02-14-2003, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just saw the new ARB and Evolution axle shafts from Superior in the new Quadratec catalog. Are these going to be the awsome or what? I am gonna get some and then put on one of those shiney new stainless warn diff covers. Think this will work for 37" tires on my CJ-5 ? I don't know how to do fab work so don't bitch at me about swapping out the 30! also do anyone make any higher gear ratio R&P than a 4.88 ???
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I just saw the new ARB and Evolution axle shafts from Superior in the new Quadratec catalog. Are these going to be the awsome or what? I am gonna get some and then put on one of those shiney new stainless warn diff covers. Think this will work for 37" tires on my CJ-5 ? I don't know how to do fab work so don't bitch at me about swapping out the 30! also do anyone make any higher gear ratio R&P than a 4.88 ???
Instead of putting a bandaid on a 'sub-par' axle, why don't you call Curry/Dynatrac/Drivetrain Direct and just get a Dana 44 front, 'prebuilt'. Yea, it costs more I'm sure than the 'arb' and axle shafts, but at least you'll be spending your money wisely, and putting an axle worthy of 37" tires under your JEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.
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I dont think building up a dana 30 would be worth it... just go to the junk yard and pick up a 44 and build that...
a dana 30 would get broken very easily.
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Old 02-14-2003, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Santa Clara Truck Wreckers has a good stock of axles, and decent prices too (for being in Bay Area)
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I may be a bit silly here but.....

is the destruction of the D30 R&P a big problem? I've only heard of a few cases and these were in standard D30's not HP D30's. it seems to me that the ARB and Evolution shafts may be a good Idea for someone on a budget and running tires in the 33" - 35" (maybe 37") range.

Though I don't know how strong the Housing is the tubes may get tweaked a bit too easily.
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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O.K. most will think I'm cray butt........
My 30 has warn shafts, CTM'S, ARB W/ 4.27, Warn hubs with hub fuse,crossover stearing AND 37 and I'v wheeled it hard.
I do know when to stay out of the skinny pedal.

AND I have to admit I have a 44 cut down and ready to go in when the R&P lets loose.

It's the BIGGEST polished turd ever
but it works with a good bit of ground clearance

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I think old school ...... set n their ways..... dont give enough credit to a HP dana 30 with CTM's, which is why this thread got moved to the newbie section. I will say do a search in the Jeep section. You can search for coachgeo as part of this.

I went thru this whole argument here in Pirate hmmmmm last year sometime. Longgggggggg thread w/lots of info available.
I ended up getting a D30HP (from an ZJ? )cause at the time it was cheaper, available and a bolt in replacement for my TJ. Compared to cuttting down a 44, fabing mounts, and buying a new ARB. its cheaper, but I'll never go to 37's and I knew it.

I will be selling my TJ soon with out this HP30. Figure I might get a liberty diesel as a daily driver some day and put the HP30 in the front of that. I wont be hardcore for lot of years but in back of my head a tiny buggy is brewing. Something around 1500lb if that much.
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