post #1 of Old 08-02-2009, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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selectable hubs..

I know i am not the only one who wants some info on converting the zj to selectable hubs/

I have been searching for a few days and I cant find any info out there.. Is there any info for swaping in selectable hubs? what about a kit from warn?

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post #2 of Old 08-02-2009, 03:15 PM
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It can be done, but requires more $$ and work than it's worth.
There is no single kit made for this conversion AFAIK.
Axle shafts need to be changed. Hubs need to be changed (so you would loose the ABS sensors, thus loose ABS). Stock wheels center holes are not large enough, so they need to be changed too.

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what about a XJ or tj axle swap?
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post #4 of Old 08-02-2009, 03:30 PM
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The ZJ does not have the vacuum setup (harnesses or tcase vac actuator) to operate the vac d/c those use.
That would require a different tcase (with the vac switch, for which there is no spot on ZJ tcases), and a LOT of vac lines routed around.

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The tjs and later xjs never used a vacuum setup on the front axle. If you really want selectable hubs you are gonna have to swap to a non-jeep dana 44 or bigger from, say, an older chevy truck or a scout. Selectable hubs would be nice, but let's face it, it's not feasible on a jeep. it's the one thing jeep did to not make us have to get out and lock it to leave the road.

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Here is something you could check out...but you would still have to find shafts for it though.

http://www.reidracing.biz/DANA30.php

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...Selectable hubs would be nice, but let's face it, it's not feasible on a jeep. it's the one thing jeep did to not make us have to get out and lock it to leave the road.
After you do a swap, you could always put on automatic locking hubs. I have them on my Scout, and they work great.

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