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Unread 12-09-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Are factory 3.73 gears in a XJ rare?

I am kinda looking for a XJ HP non disconnect dana 30 front with factory 3.73 gears. I read on the stock specs thread on here that XJ's with the towing package came with 3.73's. However I have been checking the local pull a part for a couple months now and I have found loads of XJ front axles but all I have seen have been 3.55 gears. So I am starting to think maybe factory 3.73 gears might be somewhat rare or highly uncommon? Are they or have I just been unlucky so far in my search?

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Unread 12-09-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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I have not seen one at the Junk yard. Only LP in a Grand or TJ.
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Unread 12-10-2014, 04:42 PM   #3
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Kind of rare in an XJ,(No where near as rare as the 4cyl auto 4.10 I am still hunting for!) However, its a very easy find if you look under a v8 zj but the front d30 will be low pinion(only and issue if you are seriously offroading imo), still works and swaps right in just remember to get the tie rod too (or get a new one from a parts store) as you will need that bend to clear it and its and upgrade to what you have anyway.
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Unread 12-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #4
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I was kinda afraid they might be rare. I was just wondering if they were or not cause I didn't know if should keep holding out for a 3.73 front or re-gear the one I got. I can get a complete front axle from pull a part for cheaper than I can get most ring and pinion install kits.
But I am definitely not swapping a HP for a LP. I will regear the HP.
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'79 Cherokee Chief, 401 MPFI fuel injection, T-18/D-20 and hydroboost. Otherwise stock.
Future mods: NV4500, NP205, high pinion D60 front and smooth bottom D60 rear, e-lockers front & rear. SOA with 35X12.50's
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