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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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so i have a dana 30 out of a 94 wrangler, i have a one piece shaft from a newer TJ but the housing wont accept the inner seal so i was thinking of just welding the two shafts together.

is this a good idea?

and BTW this axle is going to go in a 97 ranger SAS.

we are on a budget
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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man there is so much on the internet regarding this swap.

PM Jeeperz Creeperz for the seal numbers, it just needs different seals, not expensive ones or anything. I don't feel like searching for the part numbers right now.

And I think welding the shafts together is an absolutely awful idea.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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i have the part numbers still from the thread i posted.

i vote we use the one piece shaft seeing as we already have it.
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OR...

we could get a manual cable actuator for it.
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this is all i can find on the cable thing.
http://www.bc4x4.com/tech/2002/d30sh...or/diagram.gif

does anyone make a manual cable setup?
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It's called posi-lok.

It's really not worth the effort to get it working correctly, especially considering you already have the 1-piece shaft. It's a downgrade. The TJ shaft has a bigger/stronger u-joint than the disconnect 2-piece shaft. Being able to disconnect the axle shaft just doesn't really matter.
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all i did when i snapped my 2 peice shaft into a 4 peice shaft lol, was a grab a one peice and tossed it in.. it never leaked fluid or anything...
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It's called posi-lok.

It's really not worth the effort to get it working correctly, especially considering you already have the 1-piece shaft. It's a downgrade. The TJ shaft has a bigger/stronger u-joint than the disconnect 2-piece shaft. Being able to disconnect the axle shaft just doesn't really matter.
holy crap those are expensive!

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all i did when i snapped my 2 peice shaft into a 4 peice shaft lol, was a grab a one peice and tossed it in.. it never leaked fluid or anything...
orly, are you sure it isn't leaking?
i don't understand what would seal it. :miff:
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Just do the searches, make the phone call to Jeeperz Creeperz, and swap in the 1-pc shaft correctly.
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well pulled the diff out of the other axle and it had a seal installed at the carrier so all is good!
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