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That is correct sir - Now I have to search for that PM from you...damn :brickwall :laugh:
 

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Sorry, didnt read it right, I though he said the transfer case end. Yes, I took the yolk right off the same vehicle I got the shaft from, swapped it with the one for the cv joint, no problems at all
 

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Solution found!!! I'm so damn resourceful sometimes! :) Here's the shizznit...www.Rockforddriveline.com This is valuable info guys...they manufacture CV joints in Illinois. Found exactly what I was looking for...a CV style joint for the front driveshaft and only $112!!...check-em out their catalog has it all. Thanks for all the banter guys, much appreciated :)
 

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99.99% sure that Zaq sent me there as well for a u-jointed shaft with an axle end that bolts to the stock yoke. They seem to be good people.
 

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why not just swap the yolk over and get a driveshaft from the same jeep you got the yolk from?
 

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why not just swap the yolk over and get a driveshaft from the same jeep you got the yolk from?
because changing a yolk without the proper know how can destroy your axle..

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How so? From what I was explained, was you need to make sure they are tightened the same. The yolk I took out, and the yolf I put in were the same thickness in the flange, so you just need to make sure its tightened in the same amount down the thread.
 

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or you could just get a conversion shaft that hooks up the exact same way as the cv style only doesn't have a cv on it...
 

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Here's the skinny...new driveshaft cv joint in and now things are shakin quite a bit and don't sound so good. Could be coming from the driver side axle(cv joint) or from the differential?? Could a problem with these have been the reason the driveshaft cv joint failed?
 

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called a local specialty drive shaft shop today and was quoted $250 to have my drive shaft rebuilt and converted to a u-joint. He said i wouldnt need to change anything i will just be able to bolt it back on and be ready to go.
 

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called a local specialty drive shaft shop today and was quoted $250 to have my drive shaft rebuilt and converted to a u-joint. He said i wouldnt need to change anything i will just be able to bolt it back on and be ready to go.
lol, if you're converting something you're obviously changing something (ie: the yoke(s) ). So make sure he knows what he's doing before you let him have at the driveshaft.
 
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I went to the yard and grabbed an XJ Double cardon Ujoint front ds. Then I went to the local pick an pull and grabbed a new pinion yoke off of a ZJ to fit the DS. Getting that bugger off was tough in the yard, luckily somebody had cut a DS in half so I used that as a cheater bar.

I read a crap ton about installing the new yoke into my D30. I read where a couple of guys didnt measure preload, and they have just torqued to 250 ftlbs. and some that take it to shops.

The FSM tells you how to measure the preload, SO... I decided to tackle this myself.

UNFORTUNATELY I didnt have a torque wrench that goes less than 20 inchlbs...

But I did the install anyway, SO FAR SO GOOD... cross my fingers. Everything is holding up great, no vibrations. no noise from the front... yet. We will see.

Was I hesitant on doing the job myself? Yes, but I priced out new D30s at the yard, only about 150 bucks... so.. we will see what happens. :D

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Edit: Total Cost for conversion:
$50 for the XJ DS
$0 for the yoke
roughly 2 hours to install

The Tcase straps where the DS meets the Tcase uses size 8mm if I remember. Dont use a 12pt wrench, use the 6pt socket or else you will have mess on your hands.
 

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Harry, you get the goofiest prices at your junkyards...el-cheapo for a 242, and rape for a driveshaft :rofl:

If a yard wants more than $35 for a driveshaft, I go on down the road :laugh:
 
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Harry, you get the goofiest prices at your junkyards...el-cheapo for a 242, and rape for a driveshaft :rofl:

If a yard wants more than $35 for a driveshaft, I go on down the road :laugh:
You can imagine my surprise when I had to buy a new rear DS for the TJ to fit the D44 that I swapped in. $100 for the rear DS!! that thing is like 1ft long!!! i almost pooped!

I picked that TJ DS up at a different yard though. But most of the yards that I usually go to have good prices.

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Does anyone have any pictures of this conversion installed, and a price? In checked the rockford website and it doesnt seem to want to let me do anything on it.
 

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ZAQ123 did it some time ago, I think. He might have some pics.
 
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