Dana 30 high pinion - reverse cut - 27 spline, 1.16" diameter shafts, 7.13" ring gear - used 84-99 (some axles through 91 are vacuum disconnect, 92+ are non-disconnect, 89-95 with ABS have 5-297x u-joints, all 95+ have 5-297x u-joints, all others have 5-260x u-joints)
Dana 30 low pinion - standard cut - 27 spline, 1.16" diameter shafts, 7.13" ring gear, 5-297x u-joints - used 00-01"
and to be on topic, I have a 98 as well, and I believe mine is spring under as well. Maybe it was a 98 thing?
Has anyone ever looked to see if an S-10 or other truck's drop spindle would work on on a 2wd xj/mj ? s10 brake upgrades would be nice too what about other handling upgrades? what else can I do to make this comanche handle better?
Well i have been considering this myself and here are my thoughts for the rear.
Get a 8.8 out of a 95+ explorer.
3.55 or 3.73 gear and it think i even heard about a 4.11 but i am not completely sure about that.
LSD is in some of the axles as well
MUCH stronger then the D35.
I think it is narrower then the stock D35, but i heard it was only by 1.5"
I am not sure about the axle tube diameter on the 8.8 but briefly looking at whats in mine already i think you get get a 3.5" of drop just buy doing that, and if that is to low, which it would be if you want to level the jeep, i was thinking that maybe a set of shackles could temporarily solve the issue. Maybe a set of full packs, to lift it back up a little and give better geometry all around.
Again this is my understanding of it all and i could be pretty far off on it, so if i am please let me know and i promise i wont get mad
Im contemplating lowering the front to equal the sag in back. I dont want to butcher my jeep and screw something up, so I want to know exactly what im doing. When cutting, do you just measure from the lowest point to the desired level of drop? Or do you have to go straight up from where the spring material ends and cut one coil at a time?
4.6 stroker, 2wd, 5spd, larger sway bars front and rear, 3.55s, KJ 16's.