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post #1 of 5 Old 11-28-2012, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Front Differential Options

I recently bought a 2000 TJ Wrangler, that needs the transfer-case and front differential replaced. The transfer case on my TJ has a broken case, and the front differential had been replace with a 2wd front straight axle. The rear differentail is also out of the TJ, but I have a 8.8 explorer Rear Differential to install in the TJ. I'm trying to find out what front diff.s and transfer cases are adaptable for this TJ.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-28-2012, 10:52 AM
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What do you mean by “the front differential had been replace with a 2wd front straight axle”? All jeep axles are straight axles and the axle has nothing to do with 4wd or 2wd, that’s in the transfer case. Do you mean someone adapted an old straight axle out of a 50s truck or something? What exactly do you have? Pictures help.
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What do you mean by “the front differential had been replace with a 2wd front straight axle”? All jeep axles are straight axles and the axle has nothing to do with 4wd or 2wd, that’s in the transfer case.
Probably has something like this out of a 2wd cherokee:



OP, nearly any axle and transfercase is "adaptable" to a wrangler. Your budget and skill level will likely dictate which direction you go. If you're looking for a direct bolt in, thats a different story.
Bolt in axle options include 97-06 wranglers for LP D30/D44 fronts, if you want a high pinion D30 axle XJ cherokee's work.

Someone else will have to chime in with transfer case options, I don't have much experience with swapping those out.

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Probably has something like this out of a 2wd cherokee:



OP, nearly any axle and transfercase is "adaptable" to a wrangler. Your budget and skill level will likely dictate which direction you go. If you're looking for a direct bolt in, thats a different story.
Bolt in axle options include 97-06 wranglers for LP D30/D44 fronts, if you want a high pinion D30 axle XJ cherokee's work.

Someone else will have to chime in with transfer case options, I don't have much experience with swapping those out.
Well there ya go, didn’t know there was such a thing, thanks.
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Those straight axles are big in the Jeep speed thing. Currie makes a straight tube like that. See if it says Currie on it, you may be able to sell it for the cost of the rest of your project.

The NP 231 TC is what came in that Jeep. That would be the easiest to put back in. Other options will be the aftermarket set ups from Advanced Adapters or Stak. NP241's will work as well, but I am not sure on the bolt patterns for your year.

As far as the carrier's, what do you want, open, limited slip, lockers, etc... You can pick the gears. What axles do you have? I assume a Dana 30 up front. Either a Dana 35 or 44 in the back? Will an 8.8 work in either of those. I haven't heard of some putting carriers and gears for an 8.8 in a Dana.


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