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Old 12-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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TJ axle swap from an XJ

i am curious about swapping a HP dana 30 from a XJ to my TJ. but i dont know where to look and what years will work, i am looking more toward junkyard axles for the cheapness then i can slowly build it up

Any ideas or tips would be great

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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Look for 91 to 99 xj, there pretty common in the pick and pull yards around Portland/Vancouver area. Cost I belive unless the change prices is about $180 for the complete axle. Save money by not getting the knuckles and brakes. You can use your TJ ones when your ready to do the swap.

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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thanks just trying to think of ways to get a little more clearance
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35" tires will give you clearance .
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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The only clearance you will gain is from the pinion to the ground. Theres better and cheaper ways to get more clearance then that.
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
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the XJ axle swap is a nice upgrade for running 35s locked, just make sure u have something other than a stock D35 rear
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #7
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Its just an idea. So many things too do. Just figure i can buy a cheap axle tube snd slowly build it so i can still drive. I think skid plates and rocker guards are next
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do you already have a upgraded rear axle?
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:19 PM   #9
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No both my axles are stock thought about a 44 in the future or a super 35 kit all future wishes
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ok just remember not to touch 35's until you do get that upgrade.. 33's open is the absolute max for the TurD35
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super 35 kits are nice, but it can not help with the weak ring and pinion size that d35s come with. just all depends on how u wheel
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I'm actually Doing this swap. I have a hp30 sitting in my driveway from a 95xj
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i dont really plan on 35's at least not for a long while i have a lot of work to do before i get their
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Curious does anyone have any input on front driveshaft info going to the HP? Does it need to be the driveshaft from the xj or will the tj one work?
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easiest way i can think of is set the axle on the bump stops and see if the drive line still has room to slide, also depends on lift amount and other weight adds i.e. winch bumper and such.

also sitting on the bump stop with out springs is the best way to set up adjustable controls arms from what i have been told
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Curious does anyone have any input on front driveshaft info going to the HP? Does it need to be the driveshaft from the xj or will the tj one work?
Use the tj Drivelines, cause the xj uses a cv drive shaft and tj's np231 isn't set up for that.
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Use the tj Drivelines, cause the xj uses a cv drive shaft and tj's np231 isn't set up for that.
Ok! Thank you

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