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post #46 of 74 Old 04-16-2013, 06:28 AM
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I'm working on swapping in a dana 300 with a twinstick. I'm using the flipkit and adapter ring (to attach the Dana 300 to the 6 speed tranny in my LJ) and cable shifters from NW Fab. The combo runs aroud 400 bucks. I also bought the LOMAX 4:1 gear set from JB Conversions. These gears are much stronger than the stock Dana gears and obviously have a lower crawl ratio. Just haven't gotten around to putting it on yet. From asking around I hear the week point will be the output shaft housing. the case it's self is cast so it's strong. FYI


Edit: I also recommend the JB Conversions Twin Stick Ball & Spring Kit, it helps prevent the Dana 300 from popping out of gear which I hear is pretty common.

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post #47 of 74 Old 04-16-2013, 08:12 AM
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A 300 is a great case and very strong once the rear output is changed out. There are a few on here that give it a bad name for no reason. When you step up to larger tires 37+, the dana 300 becomes a better choice than your chain driven cases.

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post #48 of 74 Old 04-19-2013, 11:06 PM
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I like the 300 for its smaller size. Longer rear ds shorter front.... sounds good to me
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post #49 of 74 Old 04-20-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Gentlemen I do apologise for not following through as of yet... I will complete this write up but, I have been on the road for almost a year... I will however have some home time soon...
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post #50 of 74 Old 04-26-2013, 04:50 AM
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Here is another option for flipping. http://www.downeastoffroad.com/html/dana300flipkit.htm
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post #51 of 74 Old 04-29-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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That is the kit I installed... It's in the jeep and I've been running it for about a year. Next step is to convert it to cable shifting and add a splash guard to the aluminum lid that I milled for it. It pumps oil up the vent tube even when it's low on oil... I get that fixed and it'll be a perfect case.
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post #52 of 74 Old 01-28-2015, 08:04 AM
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Digging up an old thread I know but just picked up a flipped D300 with the same kit. Was considering putting it in my road TJ -my original intentions were for my buggy. Anyone have any pics of it twin sticked inside the tub? Curious how you guys set it up. I like to keep the road TJ with more creature comforts -didnt want to go hacking the interior all up..

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post #53 of 74 Old 01-28-2015, 08:36 AM
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Digging up an old thread I know but just picked up a flipped D300 with the same kit. Was considering putting it in my road TJ -my original intentions were for my buggy. Anyone have any pics of it twin sticked inside the tub? Curious how you guys set it up. I like to keep the road TJ with more creature comforts -didnt want to go hacking the interior all up..
Which kit are you talking about, the DEO?
I am doing a doubler but not stretching to keep mine street legal. I think it will work but it won't be a cheap way of doing it.
Right now I have been waiting patiently for NWF to get their cables in. I ordered it in July. I have everything but. They are looking at getting a new supplier but that doesn't help me. It hasn't been a big deal as I wasn't planning on really taking it all apart until after May when the weather warms up.
Tempted to just ship it back and go with someone else.

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post #54 of 74 Old 01-28-2015, 11:06 AM
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Digging up an old thread I know but just picked up a flipped D300 with the same kit. Was considering putting it in my road TJ -my original intentions were for my buggy. Anyone have any pics of it twin sticked inside the tub? Curious how you guys set it up. I like to keep the road TJ with more creature comforts -didnt want to go hacking the interior all up..
I built these lever shifters, worked great. Switched some things up recently and went with NWF Cables




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Which kit are you talking about, the DEO?
I am doing a doubler but not stretching to keep mine street legal. I think it will work but it won't be a cheap way of doing it.
Right now I have been waiting patiently for NWF to get their cables in. I ordered it in July. I have everything but. They are looking at getting a new supplier but that doesn't help me. It hasn't been a big deal as I wasn't planning on really taking it all apart until after May when the weather warms up.
Tempted to just ship it back and go with someone else.
My cables shipped yesterday from NWF

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post #56 of 74 Old 01-28-2015, 11:55 AM
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My cables shipped yesterday from NWF
When did you order? He had said he had some dropshipped to people bought in the states and they still haven't received them and it has been over a month. The ones he was supposed to get for us in Canada got lost.
Let me know when you get them.

PS. Very nice! I went with the Novak hd output to shorten the length of the output. That should allow me to keep it streetable here.

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post #57 of 74 Old 01-28-2015, 01:07 PM
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I built these lever shifters, worked great. Switched some things up recently and went with NWF Cables
Good luck with the LoMax gears. I have heard of the outputs locking up with them.

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Good luck with the LoMax gears. I have heard of the outputs locking up with them.
I don't have LoMax gears....

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post #60 of 74 Old 01-28-2015, 01:31 PM
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I don't have LoMax gears....
Good. I hope silverjeep is listening...

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