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Old May 3rd, 2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default HP D30 spool or lock right.....What to do

I'm swaping to a HP d30 on the front of my XJ and was wondering.....With the disconnect axle should I
A: Spool by Miller the carrier and use the disconnect to lock the front end?

B: Run a one peice axle on the right side and run a carrier locker I.E. lock rite, true track?

As always cheaper is better

Any body have an opinion???
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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aussie/lockright & right side tj shaft.
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With the disco axle, if that is what you want to use, I'd weld it and use the disco for a selectable.

I'm probably confused, but I'm guessing you got the axle for free, because I'm curious why you'd go through the work to swap a small u-joint disco axle into your XJ. I'm also guessing your XJ is a 2000-01 with a low pinion 30 that already has a non-disco axle and 297 joints since you mention you are going to a high pinion design from a low pinion. Although your sig pic is of a 96 or older XJ.

If I was going through the trouble of an entire axle swap I'd either swap in a 94-99 axle or if you are set on using the disco axle, use your large u-joint shafts from your existing axle (if I am right and if you have one)
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Run the lunch box locker of your choice. If it see's a good amount of pavement keep the two piece shaft if not find a tj or xj one piece shaft and seal and rock that.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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I have a Spartan locker for a D30 that's new in the box. I planned on installing it this spring and wheeling some, but parked the Jeep due to fuel costs (I'm driving a Honda Hybrid ). PM me if you're interested in the Spartan.

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Im welded w/ disco and it works great but the steering wheel fights you like all hell when turning (disco locked) and it would be nice to have a little "give" in the front.

I dont know if having an aussie vs a locker would make much of a difference with a disco.
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Awsome, you guys rock. The Xj's a 90 I swapped in a LP from an 96ZJ to gain some gear (3.07vs3.55) Now that I found a R&P for the d30 I'm going back to the HP again. The driveshaft is lower than the control arms with the LP I want to correct some angles with the HP, and get the shaft out of the rocks.

I'm on 33's and don't plan on going any bigger, And with this being a Trail rig. Sounds like the Spool by Miller and the disco wins. It's also all in stock! So I don't have to buy anything. =)
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