Vac-Disco D30 Worth Keeping?
So my MJ has the factory vacuum disconnect HP30. I was originally intending to just pick up a cheap late model HP30 to replace it with but lately Ive entertained the idea of just running what I have.
Obviously it has the two piece axles with smaller u joints, but I have a pair on late model 297x shafts to swap in, and I can change the inner axle seal while I have the carrier out to install the Aussie, then just make a block off plate. Now the ball joints are shot but Ill be upgrading to better ball joints on whichever D30 I choose to run.
*Since its an 88 I believe it should have the AMC knuckles and therefore AMC specific brakes and unit bearings. Any downsides there? Braking power any different? Parts availability an issue at local stores?
*And the housing itself, stronger? Weaker? Negligible?
*Any other things I should consider?
Basically Im just trying to decide if I should pick up a standard HP30 or just mod what I have. Appreciate any input.
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
July '13 and '14 COTM
- '88 MJ Pioneer -
Build In Progress
- '04 Sierra Z71 Crew Cab -