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Old March 15th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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I ordered a powertrax for my front dana 30 in my 2000xj. I'm looking over the instructions and had a few questions. I searched the forums and didn't see any writes ups on the install, if anyone has a link and is better at searching, please reply, thanks.

So to my questions about the 2210-LR:

1. The instructions are somewhat generic, including instructions for C clip and non clip axles. Are the spacers supposed to point open end out to the wheels?

2. Instructions say to remove carrier, but I've seen posts elsewhere that say you dont have to. I guess I'll find out in the end, but if I dont have to pull out two shafts or the carrier, it would be great to know.

3. Instructions also recommend a hardend shaft. <rant wtf didn't it come with one... /rant> Are there any terrible stock shaft accidents out there?
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I ordered a powertrax for my front dana 30 in my 2000xj. I'm looking over the instructions and had a few questions. I searched the forums and didn't see any writes ups on the install, if anyone has a link and is better at searching, please reply, thanks.

So to my questions about the 2210-LR:

1. The instructions are somewhat generic, including instructions for C clip and non clip axles. Are the spacers supposed to point open end out to the wheels?

2. Instructions say to remove carrier, but I've seen posts elsewhere that say you dont have to. I guess I'll find out in the end, but if I dont have to pull out two shafts or the carrier, it would be great to know.

3. Instructions also recommend a hardend shaft. <rant wtf didn't it come with one... /rant> Are there any terrible stock shaft accidents out there?
1. The spacers point open end towards axle shaft (shaft goes into open end).

2. Depending on gear ratio, you may have to remove the carrier to take the ring gear off. 3.73-up, typically.

3. D30 cross pin is pretty stout, you should be okay. Hardened shaft is available for around $20-ish, but I've hardly ever used them.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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D30 cross pin is pretty stout, you should be okay. Hardened shaft is available for around $20-ish, but I've hardly ever used them.

Im fozzy locked in the front, more/less same load on carier/cross pin as an ausie. U-joints break first every time. after trashing 3 u-joints with my front end the cross shaft is still perfectly straight.

OP make sure your equiped to change ujoints. Traction+turned tires+skinny pedal = broken u-joints Mind your manners!

Every time I have broken a u-joint, I deserved it.

The center pin will hit the ring gear, be equiped to pull the carrier/ring gear.



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on the front you typically always have to pull the carrier. I have not found anyway to remove the roll pin that holds the cross shaft in without pulling the carrier. Thats not even including what others have mentioned that the cross shaft usually will hit the rings gear and you would need to take the ring gear off the carrier before removing the cross shaft. Just mark your caps well (or make sure the factory markings are clear). The dana 30 has shims pressed under the bearings so you wont have to worry about keeping those situated.
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on the front you typically always have to pull the carrier. I have not found anyway to remove the roll pin that holds the cross shaft in without pulling the carrier. Thats not even including what others have mentioned that the cross shaft usually will hit the rings gear and you would need to take the ring gear off the carrier before removing the cross shaft. Just mark your caps well (or make sure the factory markings are clear). The dana 30 has shims pressed under the bearings so you wont have to worry about keeping those situated.


I forgot about that litte dink.


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