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Unread 07-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #16
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You hit the jackpot! I wish my wife would run Jeep parts for me....especially big ones like axles. Since I am already married and can't go to the parts running wife store, is there a place to send mine to have her retrained?

P.S. A big thank-you for your service.
Well more like my wife will have one of my neighbors haul them there and then she can pay up for them lol. Either way she likes the JEEP!!

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Unread 07-03-2010, 10:28 AM   #17
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the 44 might be worth it if the set price is good. I'd skip the 30 and go find a HP30
Considering his situation, I'm not sure that a HP30 would be worth the effort.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 02:09 PM   #18
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Considering his situation, I'm not sure that a HP30 would be worth the effort.
What effort? It's a bolt in replacement. He needs to regear anyway. It makes sense to get the HP30 now.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:28 PM   #19
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What effort? It's a bolt in replacement. He needs to regear anyway. It makes sense to get the HP30 now.
He is half way around the world. He would have to locate an axle, get some one to pick it up, then transport it to shop that is going to change gears, for really minimal improvement over a LP30.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:34 PM   #20
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He is half way around the world.
they did export Jeep's to other countries. in fact, some export Jeeps got much better axles & drivetrain than the USA Jeeps did. (i.e. XJ HP D44, 2.73:1 NP241, J8 D60, VM diesel engine, etc).

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He would have to locate an axle, get some one to pick it up, then transport it to shop that is going to change gears, for really minimal improvement over a LP30.
We do it in the USA all the time. Locate an axle, pick it up, then install it in the Jeep and drive to a shop, and have them regear it. While the axle might be easier to find here, I'm sure he can find one assuming XJ's were exported to that part of the world.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:41 PM   #21
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they did export Jeep's to other countries. in fact, some export Jeeps got much better axles & drivetrain than the USA Jeeps did. (i.e. XJ HP D44, 2.73:1 NP241, J8 D60, VM diesel engine, etc).


We do it in the USA all the time. Locate an axle, pick it up, then install it in the Jeep and drive to a shop, and have them regear it. While the axle might be easier to find here, I'm sure he can find one assuming XJ's were exported to that part of the world.
Unless I missed something,,,,,,, the Jeep is in the USA and he is in the sandbox.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 05:11 PM   #22
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Unless I missed something,,,,,,, the Jeep is in the USA and he is in the sandbox.
oh, well i missed that part.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 06:51 PM   #23
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He is half way around the world. He would have to locate an axle, get some one to pick it up, then transport it to shop that is going to change gears, for really minimal improvement over a LP30.
He's already established that he has internet access and a wife that's able to help him out. If he decides he wants to do the swap later, he'll end up spending money for gears and setup all over again. If it was my jeep, I'd want it done now.
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they did export Jeep's to other countries. in fact, some export Jeeps got much better axles & drivetrain than the USA Jeeps did. (i.e. XJ HP D44, 2.73:1 NP241, J8 D60, VM diesel engine, etc).


We do it in the USA all the time. Locate an axle, pick it up, then install it in the Jeep and drive to a shop, and have them regear it. While the axle might be easier to find here, I'm sure he can find one assuming XJ's were exported to that part of the world.
Dude you made me chuckle a bit there, lol.

As for the HP30, there are a couple of junk yards and a pick 'n' pull within 10 miles or so of my house. I'm sure there is one laying somewhere at one of those sites. The only thing would be to get one of my buddies to go pull it for me or wait till I get back to pull it myself. Or I could order one from ECGS with the gears already then swap over everything else off my LP30 right?
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for really minimal improvement over a LP30.
The driveshaft clearance alone would be worth it to me...
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For those who are running, 4.0/5speed/35s/4.88s, what rpms are you pushing on highway, and what MPGs are yout getting?
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Dude you made me chuckle a bit there, lol.

As for the HP30, there are a couple of junk yards and a pick 'n' pull within 10 miles or so of my house. I'm sure there is one laying somewhere at one of those sites. The only thing would be to get one of my buddies to go pull it for me or wait till I get back to pull it myself. Or I could order one from ECGS with the gears already then swap over everything else off my LP30 right?
Correct, everything is compatible except for the gears.

It's been my experience that most wrecking yards pull the part for you. If you search Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market, you should be able to find one, but I've seen them go for a lot less money on the forums.
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Dude you made me chuckle a bit there, lol.

As for the HP30, there are a couple of junk yards and a pick 'n' pull within 10 miles or so of my house. I'm sure there is one laying somewhere at one of those sites. The only thing would be to get one of my buddies to go pull it for me or wait till I get back to pull it myself. Or I could order one from ECGS with the gears already then swap over everything else off my LP30 right?
That is what I did, I ordered a HP30 from ECG.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 12:03 AM   #29
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Trying to get my list together for my regear when I get back. I'm going to have this local guy do my gears for me.. Would this set here-->Superior Gears for TJ 4.88 Dana 30 / 44 with Master Install Kits work? I know that I need a new carrier for the D44. Where is a good place to get one? Other than that stuff what else would I need? Any other/different recommendations? Thanks.
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Trying to get my list together for my regear when I get back. I'm going to have this local guy do my gears for me.. Would this set here-->Superior Gears for TJ 4.88 Dana 30 / 44 with Master Install Kits work? I know that I need a new carrier for the D44. Where is a good place to get one? Other than that stuff what else would I need? Any other/different recommendations? Thanks.
I don't want to push you budget higher, but have you thought of lockers? Now would be a great time.

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