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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:46 PM   #1
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i have a vac disco D30 and i want to know if i can put a tj pass side long shaft. inplace of that fag ass vac disco 2 axle shaft style. im just looking to keep it going so i can wheel till winter

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Yes you can.

You will need to add a seal to the passenger side of the D30, however.



I did this years ago by modifying the housing to accept a driver's side seal, but I know there is a part number that will work without modifications.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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Yes you can.

You will need to add a seal to the passenger side of the D30, however.



I did this years ago by modifying the housing to accept a driver's side seal, but I know there is a part number that will work without modifications.
rock on. yeah i dont want to put any more work than i have to in this front axle. where do i install the seal behind the carrier bearing like a tj or at the end my the vac disco?
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Just like a TJ.

Here is a writeup for one of our Club members who did the swap in a YJ
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Old July 27th, 2006, 09:03 AM   #5
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Lol... you just want credit cooter I have a part # for a seal that will work without grinding the housing. But the grinding is the better way for it is a better seal.
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Lol... you just want credit cooter

LOL, I didn't think so, but they do have a saying at GLJT- "It's all about the Cooter" :tonka:
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Lol... you just want credit cooter I have a part # for a seal that will work without grinding the housing. But the grinding is the better way for it is a better seal.
what is the part number for the seal with out grinding. i found a axle shaft out of a tj and i was hoping that a TJ seal would work?
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so far i have got the part number of the seal which is a national seal pt#40576s (thank you killer B) im just waiting untill tomarrow morning for it to come in. and i have a passenger side axle shaft out of a 98ish TJ.

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old axles:


drivers side seal stays the same


Add and passenger side seal if you want to grind the housing and put the correct seal in the PT# you need is a timkin 710068 or the same and a TJ axle shaft seal

if you dont want to grind the housing like me you can use this part# national seal PT#40576s harder to find these seals came in older jeeps with axles like the dana 27 and a few others. but you will not need to grind the housing
if you go this route i stacked 2 seals together to make a better seal. but i did need to grind the outer seal metal surface to make it easyier to fit in the housing.


here is the vac disco housing. i would take the old bearing out of here to make a little more room for the new shaft. as for the seal im going to leave that because i really dont care.


more pics to come when i get the seal

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Well did you get it done for tomarow ??
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yup its done i will be at the mounds around 12 - 1 oclock with BigBlue2230 ridin shotgun
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See now....

what you should've done...... Welded the spider gears together up front, instant spool.
Convert the Vacuum disco to a manual and wala... instant ARB
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what you should've done...... Welded the spider gears together up front, instant spool.
Convert the Vacuum disco to a manual and wala... instant ARB
it was a manual untill all of the bearings in that area dident want to stay in there spot anymore.:tonka:
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