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Old 08-27-2014, 02:18 AM
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Are there any brackets/mounts out there to attach coilovers on a d30? Or will it have to be a custom piece? Did a bit of googling but to no avail.

Thinking it will have to be custom but thought I'd post up and see if anyone knows of any.
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You want to put coilovers on a Dana 30? I believe your priorities are slightly out of align.

Companies like RuffStuff, Barnes4wd and Liquid Iron industries sell C/O mount tabs.

Of course, they'll be a custom installed afair.

You have some reading to do.
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What's wrong with coilovers on a d30?

Easier than notching my frame for coil springs.
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What's wrong with coilovers on a d30?

Easier than notching my frame for coil springs.
sorry what? coil springs come stock in an XJ and I have never heard of this frame notching for coils business..
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Sorry, guess my signature isn't filled out on this forum yet. My bad. Sorry for confusion.

I'm swapping a 30 into my ranger.
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I do believe you're in the wrong section for that question then, as its not a modified xj question....... Lol
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Sorry, guess my signature isn't filled out on this forum yet. My bad. Sorry for confusion. I'm swapping a 30 into my ranger.
Swap an XJ onto your dana 30
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Sorry, guess my signature isn't filled out on this forum yet. My bad. Sorry for confusion.

I'm swapping a 30 into my ranger.
Ah, that makes more sense. I noticed your screen name and thought it was strange for a Jeep Forum.

I don't think I'd be making the effort to swap a Dana 30 in but if that's what you must do I stand by my original comment.

Find something like this LCA/Coilover mount:

http://www.clavicle3.com/axle-link-coilover-mount.html

I'd certainly be looking at a Dana 44 at the least. Modifying a Dana 30 that much is a waste of money, IMO.

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Swap an XJ onto your dana 30
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A 44 would cost way more. For a not much stronger axle.
Unless I go with a ford d44. In which case it would be a lot more $$

I only will run 35's plenty of the local folks run this combo without issue.
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A 44 would cost way more. For a not much stronger axle.
Unless I go with a ford d44. In which case it would be a lot more $$

I only will run 35's plenty of the local folks run this combo without issue.
Personal preference, I guess. In my experience, the extra strength of a 44 is worth the extre couple hundred bucks a 44 would cost. If you're starting from the ground up I wouldn't even fool with a **** ant Dana 30. Dana 44's offer a lot of advantages over a Dana 30. The only comparable part of the axle is the U-joint size. A set of Spicer 760's or Super joints of some kind would solve that problem just fine. I'd spent the little extra on the 44 if for no other reason than to get rid of the unit bearings.

I built a Dana 30 once to run 35's on it. Spent about $900 on the axle before it would hold up to 35's. I'd still break shafts every other time I went out.

Then I built a Waggoneer Dana 44. Ended up spending about $1100 and haven't broken it yet on the same 35's.

If you just use it to drive around on dirt roads then I'm sure it'll be fine.

Got a picture of your truck? I have an 03 FX4 w/ leveling kit and 31's. lol

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Well buddy of mine has yet to break his. He didn't n break his stock low pinion either.

I'm not worried. We don't have hard core trails where I live. And in Canada its hard enough finding a 44, let alone for a good price. It would be way more than 1100 to build one. Probably more than half that to buy it in the first place.






^ rear flex limited by the stock shocks. Have new ones coming.
Running Chevy 64" leafs.
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Well buddy of mine has yet to break his. He didn't n break his stock low pinion either.

I'm not worried. We don't have hard core trails where I live. And in Canada its hard enough finding a 44, let alone for a good price. It would be way more than 1100 to build one. Probably more than half that to buy it in the first place.






^ rear flex limited by the stock shocks. Have new ones coming.
Running Chevy 64" leafs.

That just means your buddy ain't wheeling hard enough.

Fair enough if you have very limited availability.
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Heck it was hard enough to find a complete d30 for under $300 lol.

I'm not worried about running a 30. It won't see much trail use for a few years anyways as I'm am good 3 hours from anywhere worth going to.

Just want to do a solid axle because its different than the **** IFS.

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When I decide to go bigger tires and start wheeling more often I'll just right to 60's. And at that point it will be a lot easier to swap since then truck will already be set up for a solid axle.
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Have you thought about buying a 97 or older ranger?Those years are super easy to sas vs the 98 up years.The older ones you can almost bolt in a early bronco dana 44.
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Never once in crossed my mind. Never will. I already own this truck, I've already spent two years making it my own, I'm not going to get rid of it for an older one because its easier.

If I was to sell it I'd just get a jeep.

But I want something different. Something that's my own.
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