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adhammer 06-13-2013 12:21 AM

axle shaft swap
Anyone know what year Jeeps I can find a one piece axle shaft for a D30? I'm wanting to block my CAD

jokerchief462 06-13-2013 01:19 AM

Read through this and it will explain what you are looking for. TJ shafts are what we all are changing to. New seal in a new location after all the CAD stuff is removed.

Front axle question -

adhammer 06-13-2013 04:30 AM


OverkillYJ 06-13-2013 08:06 AM

Do the seal at the diff house. If you do it at the cad like some people say the axle will chew it up pretty fast. The reason is because it is not machined for a seal in that location. The only seals I could find that fit were the Napa seals. Also, get the solid axles off later xjs since they have larger ujoints. And one more big thing is to get the outer axle seals. I am talking about the greasable ones for the ends of the axle tubes to keep mud and water out. Then your seals should last for years. If you have any plans for a locker this would be a good time too.

adhammer 06-15-2013 09:20 AM

I don't have any plans for lockers, its a daily driver and my vacumm acuater is pretty much done, and I want to get rid of that system all together. My shift forks wasn't getting pulles all they way over and it'd make a grinding noise from my front. So I'm figuring something got messed up.

OverkillYJ 06-15-2013 11:13 PM

If your current seals are good, why are you not going with the POSI lock cable kit to replace the vacum lines? Do you offroad much?

adhammer 06-16-2013 12:10 AM

Nah I don't off road much don't really have money to replace things when they brake

RockinWrangler77 06-16-2013 03:17 AM

I was thinking the same by switching the 2 piece out with a shaft from a 99 xj but are the putter splines that go to the hub bearing the same as mine now?

OverkillYJ 06-16-2013 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by adhammer (Post 3864998)
Nah I don't off road much don't really have money to replace things when they brake

Then just go with the CAD posi cable. Biggest benefit to solid axle is being able to use the greasable axle tube seals. They wont fit a split axle. As far as anything with strength, if you dont wheel it it will be fine for you for years.

871kevin 06-16-2013 09:30 PM

Just remove the snap rung in the cad. Move the actuator over and put the snap ring back in. Its like solid axle

OverkillYJ 06-17-2013 09:30 AM

If you don't Offroad regularly though I would get the posi kit. You will get slight vibes at highway speed with the cad locked, and reduce gas mileage by about .02 if I remember correct. You get the cons of the solid axle without the pros.

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