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Old February 17th, 2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Looks like I will be flipping a 300 for my YJ in the very near future and was wondering what people who have done this thought of the install process? Also what brand they used? I have only been able to find one supplier for some reason and find it hard to believe only one company makes it, what brand/brands are people using?
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Old February 17th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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Talk to Clarkston Crackhead.. he did it, and is learning all the trickery..
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Old February 18th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #3
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It's easier and cheaper to run a passanger drop axle.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #4
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deo is the only one that makes a kit for it because most people build thier own. Do a search on pirate for 300 flip and you'll get 30 posts about it. Apperantly it is real easy to build yourself for around 20 bucks. Depending how fancy yuo want to get.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #5
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I thought someone else was making the brackets to do the flip...or did that plan change?
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Old February 19th, 2006, 03:15 PM   #6
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I would love to run a pass drop front axle but it would cost much more for me to do so. I currently have an ARB in my dana 30 and if you figure the cost for upgrading to say a 44, plus adding in a selectable locker, as i am not open to running a full time one, the cost goes up quite a bit. If there were a way I could get say a 44 that would work in my yj as a pass drop and do so affordably enough I would happily go with one and forget flipping the 300, but I just dont see how it is in the budget.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #7
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Heres the kit I have
http://www.downeastoffroad.com/miva/...tegory_Code=TC

This kit comes twin sticked.. The only modification I made was tapping two holes, and putting a piece of heavy duty plastic between them as a fluid monitor.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 05:09 PM   #8
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just to let you know that I have an extra clocking ring to make tha T-case sit flat instead of offset. if your interested sned me a PM. just to let you know that I will be leaving for Florida tommorow morning.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #9
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Well after some research and mocking it up, I am not going with the kit. I really could care less about twin sticking it and have found a surprisingly simple way to flip it and put in a custom shifter setup that will probably incorporate the stock shifter from my yj. Twin sticking it would be easy this way as well but I want to avoid possible confusion for people who use my jeep.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #10
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Twin sticking it would be easy this way as well but I want to avoid possible confusion for people who use my jeep

hhahaha, names would have made this thread.
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Well after some research and mocking it up, I am not going with the kit. I really could care less about twin sticking it and have found a surprisingly simple way to flip it and put in a custom shifter setup that will probably incorporate the stock shifter from my yj. Twin sticking it would be easy this way as well but I want to avoid possible confusion for people who use my jeep.
Please post on how it ends up.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #12
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I will, I figure I will have the t-case in over the next couple days but I leave thursday for a week of vacation and will not address the shifter until after that point.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #13
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check this one out he only going to make a few im one of the lucky ones
i was going to make my own but im lazy and know this is going to work for sure
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=448285
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Not too bad, something similar to that is my fall back plan for if my solid shifter doesnt work out. I figured I would move to cables if I cant use the shifter design I am hoping for. Mine is a much more simplistic approach than theirs, requiring no access to a machine shop just a cut off wheel or sawzall or hacksaw depending on how patient nad pretty you want things.

The nice thing is at this point I am looking at the following costs for this swap

Shorten front driveshaft and build new rear $275
Dana 300 T-Case $100
Misc Bits and Pieces $35.00

I am using the stock shifter in my yj with some modification to link in and that will be done using bits and pieces I have around the shop. Should that fail I have a secondary plan that allows me to use some marine style shifters and cabling that I have around to control it. Either way it should come out very effective and very affordable which is what I am after.

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