James & The Sahara Build Thread

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  1. Chris

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    The shafts should swap right over without an issue as long as the shafts are from a 96+ XJ.
     
  2. JamesAndTheSahara

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    @Chris coming in clutch with the answer, thank you bud!
     
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    Well, there it is Jimbo, answered by the guru himself. Now go grab that HP30!
     
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    Apparently it's just the older XJs (before 96) where the axle shafts are different. From everything I've read, they say the 96+ XJ D30 shafts will drop right into a TJ D30, regardless of a high pinion or low pinion.
     
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  5. JamesAndTheSahara

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    Gotta get through all those tests tomorrow before I can get the axle. The back of my Jeep is a TJ boneyard right now... lol.

    That would make sense. Rock on!
     
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    I've been wanting to put high pinion axles in my TJ, but in my case it would be very expensive, because I have a Rubicon. I'd have to get new housings from Currie (or someone) with high pinions on them. As you can imagine, that would be very costly.
     
  7. JamesAndTheSahara

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    Yeah definately. At least you have a Rubi though ;).
     
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    Should...The axles are 27 spline, regardless of gearing.
     
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  9. JamesAndTheSahara

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    Thanks, yeah I guess I overthink the simple stuff and underthink the hard stuff.
     
  10. JamesAndTheSahara

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    Well another update: drove 3 hours one way to check out the hp30. first thing I noticed was it was a lp30, upon further inspection it was tweaked and gear ratio was 3.55. God dang it he had no clue what he had. Still on the hunt.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. People suck.
     
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    Its all good, just wish I didn't have to keep hunting for the axle lol.
     
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    Can you tell by vin? That would be a good way to check before the drive next time.
     
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    It was off vehicle, it had been sitting in his garage for a while and didn't know anything about it.

    If it was coming off a vehicle thats a good idea.
     
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    Wow... This guy must have been a moron. Sorry, but it's true. Pretty easy to tell a LP D30 apart from a HP D30.
     
  17. JamesAndTheSahara

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    I had to show him this lol:

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    Haha... Man, some people, I swear.

    Did he not send you photos before you went to check it out?
     
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    Of everything but the rear of the housing. Should have known lol...
     
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    Ahhh! Live and learn, right?

    I have no idea why they even made the low pinion axles. Just seems like a stupid waste of metal to me. I mean why not just stick with the high pinions? They were already using them on the earlier XJs.
     
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