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Discussion in 'TJ Build Threads' started by JamesAndTheSahara, Jun 1, 2017.
The shafts should swap right over without an issue as long as the shafts are from a 96+ XJ.
@Chris coming in clutch with the answer, thank you bud!
Well, there it is Jimbo, answered by the guru himself. Now go grab that HP30!
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.
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!
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.
Yeah definately. At least you have a Rubi though .
Should...The axles are 27 spline, regardless of gearing.
Thanks, yeah I guess I overthink the simple stuff and underthink the hard stuff.
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.
Sorry to hear that. People suck.
Its all good, just wish I didn't have to keep hunting for the axle lol.
Can you tell by vin? That would be a good way to check before the drive next time.
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.
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.
I had to show him this lol:
Haha... Man, some people, I swear.
Did he not send you photos before you went to check it out?
Of everything but the rear of the housing. Should have known lol...
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.