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Old April 10th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Well i am getting ready to take a trip in two weeks and it will be the first time out with the cj since i got last august. I have got the dana 300 with the twin stick in it and i didn't modify the shift rails so i only have 4lo. Now i just went and put in a set of axles that are locked front and rear and have 4.56 gears in them. Was wondering what you guys would think would be best.

Should i keep the twin stick in the jeep and just use 4lo or should i swap it back out to the single shifter so that i can also have 4hi? I am heading out to the badlands in Attica, IN but don't know what all i will be getting into since it will be the first run with the jeep.

Just trying to get some input on if it will be ok the way it is or should i work on getting 4hi back before i go?

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Old April 10th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #2
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i would want the option of 4-HI. hey you live pretty close!
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Ok I'm pretty tired so forgive me if I'm way off base here...


But I don't recall having to do anything with the shift rails when I twin sticked my 300...

The only time I can remember touching my shift rails was when later on replacing as part of my LoMax 4:1s
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Unless you're talking about grinding on the rails so you can do Hi-Range front wheel drive. But it doesn't seem like that's what you're referring to.
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If you converted to a twin-stick on a Dana 300, and all you've got is 4-Low, you did something wrong. Even without removing the t-case and not opening it up or modifying the shift rails, with a twin stick you should get the following configurations:

1. 4WD Low range
2. 4WD High range
3. Rear WD Low range
4. Rear WD High range
5. Front WD Low range

The only time you need to modify the internal detents is if you want to have Front WD High range. But if you do that, be careful because it will then be possible to put the front driveshaft in one range and the rear drivehsaft in the other range, which will blow things up really quick!
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