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Old 06-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Dana 30 Knuckles/Options/Differences?

So I needed a new knuckle for my driver side and I scored a pair off ebay for $50 .

Get the knuckles, and they are from an 87 not a 92 or later is what I think I needed. Cant remember for sure. So anyways my caliper is larger and doesn't fit it. I figured I would resell them, but since the caliper mount on the knuckle is bolted on I figured someone would tell me I can get a brake upgrade and turn the money wasted into money well spent.

So is there a larger caliper mount than the 95 version I have? If not, can I at least buy that size caliper mount so I can use this knuckle?

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Old 06-25-2014, 12:48 AM   #2
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Tough to say, looks like a trip to the junk yard to get all the stuff from an earlier YJ. I recently parted out my rubi dana 44 because of a cracked axle tube and built up a HP dana 30 from a XJ, I feel I put too much money into a time bomb, but was fully covered by the parts from the 44. I took some knuckles, calipers, and disc brakes off a WJ from the pull yard since the brakes are a little bigger and the tie rod sits on top of the knuckles. Overall a great mod in my opinion, took some modification and you have to use WJ unit bearings which meant a long wait for the brown truck for me haha

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Old 06-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #3
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Tough to say, looks like a trip to the junk yard to get all the stuff from an earlier YJ. I recently parted out my rubi dana 44 because of a cracked axle tube and built up a HP dana 30 from a XJ, I feel I put too much money into a time bomb, but was fully covered by the parts from the 44. I took some knuckles, calipers, and disc brakes off a WJ from the pull yard since the brakes are a little bigger and the tie rod sits on top of the knuckles. Overall a great mod in my opinion, took some modification and you have to use WJ unit bearings which meant a long wait for the brown truck for me haha
I have the Rocky road ott kit. So I have a true high steer. I also need to stay with the same style knuckle because of that, unless anyone knows if they fit the wj. I could ask the manufacturer, but I am pretty sure they don't. That is why if another brake mount fit it would be perfect
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I have an 87 with 97 knuckles on the Dana 30, and they were a direct fit. Your post has me puzzled as to why you are having a fitment problem.

I got the knuckles when I got the 1-piece axles. But I used my brakes and calipers from the 87.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:00 AM   #5
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I have an 87 with 97 knuckles on the Dana 30, and they were a direct fit. Your post has me puzzled as to why you are having a fitment problem.

I got the knuckles when I got the 1-piece axles. But I used my brakes and calipers from the 87.
My brakes are larger. Sounds like your brakes weren't stock. They fit fine on the 98 knuckles I just got yesterday, but are too big for the 87 knuckle by about a quarter inch.
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It was probably in your best interest to get another set of knuckles anyway, the pre 91 have weak caliper mounts and those bolts that retain them sheer.
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It was probably in your best interest to get another set of knuckles anyway, the pre 91 have weak caliper mounts and those bolts that retain them sheer.
I was still going I could find larger caliper mounts I would mount with grade 8 hardware and some spot welds.


I have had some great success welding cast lately.
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It was probably in your best interest to get another set of knuckles anyway, the pre 91 have weak caliper mounts and those bolts that retain them sheer.
I was still hoping I could find larger caliper mounts I would mount with grade 8 hardware and reinforce with some spot welds.


I have had some great success welding cast lately.
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I cant say if the ones I have are stock or not. I got rotors and pads for an 87 and they worked. But I have never replaced a caliper yet.

I guess it is something to look forward to, if they aren't stock and I order stock...lol.

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