sweet bro. F u too :flipoff2:
A good buddy of mine has an early CJ-5 with a very built 350 SBC (was used as a race engine for a circle track car) and his stock D300 is holding up fine. Of course he goes through the little 1310 U-Joints like they're pankakes and its all you can eat day at IHOP so thats probably its only saving grace. He is running 35's and I'm not sure what transmission. I've seen him do 4wd burnouts in the thing though, pretty cool.
Stock D300 gearing. 4:56 gears in the axles. 35" tires. mostly driving in the dunes. more throttle than brake, like full throttle. Rig is minimal weight. Won't really go on the trial hardly ever. mostly just for the dunes.whats in the dana 300? 4:1 or stock? do you have the upgraded outputs? What gearing in your axles? how big of tires? how much throttle are you going to use? Is it the stock case or the replace-a-case from stak? How heavy is your rig? Are you going to crawl or throttle over everything? etc? Too many variables.....
I have a setup similar to yours and had no problem at all.Stock D300 gearing. 4:56 gears in the axles. 35" tires. mostly driving in the dunes. more throttle than brake, like full throttle. Rig is minimal weight. Won't really go on the trial hardly ever. mostly just for the dunes.
Do you recommend the replace a case?
Yes, replace with an Atlas. I have spent TOO much money on my D300. Don't get me wrong the D300 has it's place and is a good case. But I have a 4:1 kit, HD outputs, twin stick, flip kit, by the time you add all that up I am just shy of the cost of an Atlas. Plus all the man hours I have in it. I have wheeled it for just over a year with a 258 in front of it and 4:10 in the axles and had no problems but I would have definitly paid a few extra bucks for the piece of mind you get by having an atlas in your rig. QUOTE]
That's exactly what i've been thinking. I've been neglecting my 300 because with the cost of building it, then getting an adaptor for a decent transmission. It is alot cheaper to just save up and buy an atlas.
That being said, in the sand with stock gearing and upgraded outputs it'll handle alot of power.
"i did make my own cover girdle that strengthened the inspection cover area."
You have any pics of that???