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    TJ Shaft into a YJ D30, Tips and Tricks?

    So I'm having trouble with my cable locker and have a TJ shaft waiting to go in anyways. So I'm going to do it next weekend while I was planning on changing a bunch of leaky axles seals (both the rear D35, and front PS D30) anyways.

    I have read the how to on Stu's site and I was wondering if any of you guys that have done this already had any tips or tricks for it?
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    No one has any input on this?

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    I had them on my last YJ, and its a very worthwhile upgrade. Stu explains it pretty well. I would change the u-joints to heavy duty NON greaseable units, and get greasable axle tube seals. Worth every penny if you play in mud.
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    Yup, What he^ said. Make sure your front drive shaft isn't too sloppy. And Spicer 5-760x is the one if memory serves correct.
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    Thanks for the input guys! Have you 2 approve makes me feel a lot better about doing this! I realize its only a Dana 30 but even though I'm on 35's and 8" of lift my jeep is primarily for commuting. I just like to know I can go do some light wheeling with out having to worry too much about braking shat.

    Would you happen to have the part numbers for those seals and/or U joints. Also what are my options for if my front drive shaft is sloppy? I'm guessing if there is play in the slide then my options are replays the drive shaft or replace the drive shaft? Lol.

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    I can't remember what tube seals I got exactly, but there are few, like this one http://4x4xplor.com/alloyusa-axleseals.html. My Dana 30 held up to 37" MTRs, a lockrite, and plenty of wheeling. Get the Spicer u-joints, I'm pretty sure curt has the right number. The old numbers were 297 for TJ shafts. And find out whats wrong with the drive shaft first, then take it from there.

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    call Eric at Staangs fab. He had a bunch of those seals on sale last year for the tubes. from what I understand they work great.
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