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The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!The Ruffstuff NOT Universal 4 Link Kit!

Unread 10-23-2009, 06:20 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by foggybottombob View Post
Yeah the AMC carrier/gears will swap but you will have to do a gear setup. The carrier break for a dana 30 is 3.54 and down. So for 4.10's in a dana 30 you would need a series 4 carrier while the one you have is a series 3. The AMC 20 uses the same carrier for everything but the 2.73. So an AMC 20 carrier for 3.54 is the same as needed for 4.10. But when you put new gears in any housing you will have to re-do the setup.
Thanks, Bob. This is all VERY helpful.

One last question: What i fI want to just pull my 3.54 gears out of my NT axles and put them into WT axles? Is that a straight swap, or is there still setup that needs to be done. Would this be something I could do, or would it need to go out to a professional?

Thanks - David

1981 Jeep CJ5
Working on a 360 V8, T-176, D300 Swap
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Unread 10-23-2009, 08:34 AM   #17
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I was looking at these same axels last week. I found that the 2.73 gears would not work for me so i decided to pass on this set.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 08:37 AM   #18
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You would still need to do a setup. You can find a writeup on how to setup gears in an AMC 20 on this forum. So you can read that and see if you think you can do it yourself.
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