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Old 07-16-2018, 10:48 PM
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Hi All, I bent my front axle and need to replace it. I have a dana 30 lined up but need to know if the splines are the same between the two axles. Mine is a 1994 and the one I found is a 1997.
Any input is appreciated, jeep is parked till I replace the axle.
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Bottom is not a dana 30 from any Jeep I have seen.
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What's that bottom one out of?
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looks to be out of a wj or a jk that uses the cv type joint
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looks to be out of a wj or a jk that uses the cv type joint
I agree. If it is from a WJ than it will not be compatible with the XJ due to differences in spring perch, steering, swaybar brackets, etc.
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Looks like a high pinion Dana 30 to me, so that would rule the WJ out since they are low pinion, I am guessing it's out of a JK.
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Its currently in a ZJ 1997, maybe someone changed it out....
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To answer your question, yes the spline counts are the same
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Jk Dana 30 is wider too and takes different unit bearings that are a different bolt pattern also
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Its currently in a ZJ 1997, maybe someone changed it out....
Not stock.
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I've seen several ZJs in the junk yard with the Rezeppa style drive shaft joint.
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The bolt pattern is a dead give away.
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