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Unread 04-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Pass side drop in an XJ?

On a lunch break so I havent had time to search but I found a deal on some D70s and looking at a long term project but I am debating between keeping the D70 front or selling it and finding a D60. What tcases could I use and do they make adapters for the AW4? What do you guys do for exhaust clearancing?

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Unread 04-09-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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D300, but you end up doing a lot of less than fun body clearancing. Then the link mounts in the front get fun too.

Sell it or retube it.
It's been done, but passenger drop isn't easy. Plenty of driver drop options.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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I was just gonna do leafs since its easy and no hassle with control arm angles and anything hanging lower than the axle. I figure I wont run anything bigger than 38s down the road so I am going to keep my eyes peeled for a nice 44/9" combo. Thanks tho I am still looking for a D300..twin stick would be nice
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Unread 04-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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38's will chew up hp44's and 9"s all day long.
you still have placement issues for the driveshaft, exhaust, motor, trans, and frame no matter the coil/leaf suspension you use.

there's a couple guys on pirate that have done it.
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OK - call me an idiot - but WTF is a passenger side drop?







edit - nvrmnd - did a little google'ing just now.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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I know its a matter of he said she said at this point but my buddy runs 38.5" swampers on his yj with 44/9" and only breaks 44 shafts. I have been reading into the super 44 swap with d60 outers and 35 spline inners, seems legit. If not I was thinking maybe Toyota 8" axles but those go for gold. I've been watching pirate too which is kind of why I strayed away from the pass drop axles
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I did it, here is my build thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/1-ton-xj-1225733/
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awesome thanks for the link, nice build
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Alright I picked up a D300 at a swap meet today, unsure what its out of but tailshaft in the tranny is same spline count IIRC. I am going to verify this before putting money into it but I will just order a flip kit because I should be getting a good deal on some 3/4 ton axles. I want to get the D300 in while the 30/8.8 are still in the jeep so anyone got any good sites for flip kits for the linkage and mounts for the D300 and any good tech articles on rebuilding a D300 and what I can all do to it?

Also anyone with tons, picking up a full float 60 rear and 44 front, assuming out of a dodge, 30 spline rear looking to do a 35 spline upgrade, who has some good places to get those kits?

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Also anyone with tons, picking up a full float 60 rear and 44 front, assuming out of a dodge, 30 spline rear looking to do a 35 spline upgrade, who has some good places to get those kits?

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Dump the 60 rear idea and check out a 14 bolt, those Dodge 60's have small boar spindles and will need to be boar out to a fit a 35 spline 1.5 shaft. A 14 bolt is worlds stronger and much much cheaper in the long run to install.

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Dump the 60 rear idea and check out a 14 bolt, those Dodge 60's have small boar spindles and will need to be boar out to a fit a 35 spline 1.5 shaft. A 14 bolt is worlds stronger and much much cheaper in the long run to install.

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Then you can drag it across everything
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Dump the 60 rear idea and check out a 14 bolt, those Dodge 60's have small boar spindles and will need to be boar out to a fit a 35 spline 1.5 shaft. A 14 bolt is worlds stronger and much much cheaper in the long run to install.

Jason.
A couple guys I wheel with run 60 rears with 35 spline shafts and no problems. I will be getting these axles for such a deal I can sell them in the future if I want to for more. Right now I am just looking into options

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Then you can drag it across everything
Thats another thing that has driven me away from a 14 bolt is how damn big they are
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Unread 04-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #13
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Then you can drag it across everything
Do you run one or that super tight 60 rear that you speak of? Can you make a honest comparison or just what you here on the internet?

I did for over 8 years and also ran a HP 60 front ( still do ), after I shaved my lips off the 14 bolt I got the same clearance from my 60 front which can't really get shaved.
The op asked whats it going to take a to make a Dodge 60 work with 35 spline shafts, well it will take a crap load more money to get the spindle boars cut, after market shafts new carrier or locker to except the 35 spline shafts. Then after all that it put's the pinion at risk.

So the cheapest way to avoid all that is to run a axle that offers all that beef plus more in one simple package a 14 bolt. Spend 150-200 dollars on a junkyard 14 B or chase that rabbit down the hole on the 60, I can't count how many peaple get into those "cheap" 60 rears only to pass them off and finally get a 14 B.

If anything dump that brand of 60 and get a HD or a U model, at least you can get the 35 spline shafts threw the spindle, but its still going to cost ya 350-400 on shafts alone, where as the 14 bolt you will never nead anything better than factory ones.

But hey what do I know I only ran that axle for 8 years

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Unread 04-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #14
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What I hear on the internet?

I dont have a problem with a shave job.
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I wasnt trying to start a flame war like I said, I may end up selling them both, who knows. I am just looking for info on how to convert the D60 to 35 spline and what I can do to an 8 lug 44 to hold up to 38s, locked with light skinny pedal.
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