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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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Rear axle questions about driveshafts

I have a 94 yj. The axles are stock with custom driveshaft in rear only. I only run 33 tires and have no reason to get larger any time soon

I have a few questions

1. I think I broke the front axle half shaft. I was able to buy a tj full shaft for $25 and was thinking of just fixing it. But is it worth it with all the effort. Or should I just upgrade the front axle ?

2. Would I be able to use the stock driveshaft in the front with a dana 44 front ?

3. Would the measurement change for the rear driveshaft if I were to put in a 8.8 ?

4. Could I use the custom shaft I have now if I did put in the 8.8?

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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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I didn't have to change my rear driveshaft when I changed to the 8.8. I put a Cherokee shaft in the front, it is pretty easy to do. Just put a seal in the pumpkin and put the new shaft in.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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I didn't have to change my rear driveshaft when I changed to the 8.8. I put a Cherokee shaft in the front, it is pretty easy to do. Just put a seal in the pumpkin and put the new shaft in.
What is the lift you have on your rig
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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Also is the dana 30 in the front with a new axle shaft gonna be strong enough to run the 33s or would it be best to upgrade
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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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Depends how you wheel really but the general consensus is that the Dana 30 is fine with 33s.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Depends how you wheel really but the general consensus is that the Dana 30 is fine with 33s.
The dana 30 can easily handle 33's.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:56 AM   #7
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I run 36's on my d30. All stock. No issues so far.

Daily driven and wheeled.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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I have 4.5 inches of lift and I run 35's with the Dana 30.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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The hp 30. Is a lot stronger than people give it credit for.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:30 PM   #10
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Thanks guys I appreciate the info. I am gonna keep it and just put in the new axle shaft. That and save up for the 8.8 rear I was thinking of going with. I was looking online and seen some ok prices. You guys have any tips on how to get on for cheap?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #11
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Thanks guys I appreciate the info. I am gonna keep it and just put in the new axle shaft. That and save up for the 8.8 rear I was thinking of going with. I was looking online and seen some ok prices. You guys have any tips on how to get on for cheap?
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