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Unread 05-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Chromo shaft install questions

I'm just about ready to order some chromo shafts for my D30 and have a couple questions. I know when installing you need to install new seals which includes the ones in the diff. Aside from taking everything apart and doing the seals, is there anything else I need to do or is this a bolt on kinda job past that?

Also the sites I'm looking at say "you NEED a vacuum block off plate," but my vacuum motor is still there but sealed up with silicone. Are these guys just trying to make more money or is that a legitimate concern?

Here are the particular ones I'm 99% sure I'm getting
Nitro Chromoly Shafts - Front - Dana 30

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Unread 05-16-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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That kit among others replaces the 2 piece axle on the pass side with a TJ/XJ style one piece. So the vacumme motor will not be used. So you will need a block off plate.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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That kit among others replaces the 2 piece axle on the pass side with a TJ/XJ style one piece. So the vacumme motor will not be used. So you will need a block off plate.
I know the vac motor isn't used, but I'm not using it now either. I just have the shift collar thing locked in place. So basically I'm already running a 1 piece shaft. With that in mind, is a plate still a necessity?
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Unread 05-16-2010, 02:21 PM   #4
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did you take out the shift fork? Remove that and it could be used as the cover.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
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did you take out the shift fork? Remove that and it could be used as the cover.
I believe the shift fork is still installed. I can't remember exactly because it was 2 years ago when it was done. Just take it out, keep the assembly sealed and it will work just as good as a plate?
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Unread 05-16-2010, 06:07 PM   #6
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You can remove the fork off the rod and then yes, just install it back as a plate and be done with that.
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