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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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is this a good deal?
http://www.drivetrainoutlet.com/Jeep...2_86_CJ_7.html

I recently acquired a WT D30 for free, but it is pretty much just the housing....I figured I could use the carrier and knuckles out from my NT D30, and just buy some new axles....what better excuse to get chromoly right?

I just have to call the company and find out what kind of u-joints they come with.

I want the spicer 297x u-joints right?


also, what would be a good choice for the rear? obviously a scout 44, but would a 8.8 work? I see a lot of guys running them in their yj's, so how do they match up in width compared to a WT D30 front?
I would like to keep the widths the same.

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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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Price seems decent & you can't beat the warranty. My guess is the u-joints they are installing are spicers but I would ask.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #3
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is this a good deal?
http://www.drivetrainoutlet.com/Jeep...2_86_CJ_7.html

I recently acquired a WT D30 for free, but it is pretty much just the housing....I figured I could use the carrier and knuckles out from my NT D30, and just buy some new axles....what better excuse to get chromoly right?

I just have to call the company and find out what kind of u-joints they come with.

I want the spicer 297x u-joints right?


also, what would be a good choice for the rear? obviously a scout 44, but would a 8.8 work? I see a lot of guys running them in their yj's, so how do they match up in width compared to a WT D30 front?
I would like to keep the widths the same.
8.8's are narrower than stock XJ/YJ/TJ axles, so they are actually not a bad proportion for a WT CJ. The problem is that you'll have to run an adapter spacer to get to the right pattern, which will add some width. If you're not going to run tires big enough to require rear discs, I wouldn't bother with it. Besides the spacers, you'll need a u-joint adapter for the pinion flange, and your brake proportioning will get thrown off, which will require a different prop valve or an adjustible one. If an 86 CJ WT D44 rear is not possible in your budget, I'd go with the Scout rear D44 - especially since there's a guy up by you with more than one.

If you just pick up some stock WT CJ shafts instead of the blingy stuff, you might be able to afford a CJ D44 rear.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #4
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Before you spend that money, I would highly suggest calling Alex at PORC.

On my shafts, Alex beat the best price I could find by 10%
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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Price seems decent & you can't beat the warranty. My guess is the u-joints they are installing are spicers but I would ask.
They usually ship with Spicer 760's. Alloy USA has their own joint now, and it's pretty reasonable... so they may be shipping with those now.

That is a pretty common price.
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Before you spend that money, I would highly suggest calling Alex at PORC.
Or Kevin at Jeeperz Creeperz.
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My guess is the u-joints they are installing are spicers but I would ask.
They look like the Alloy brand joints in the picture. And they have full circle clips.
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