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Yj Dana 30 Chromoly Upgrade???

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by DanStew, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Nov 18, 2019

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

    Lexington, South...
    Sep 22, 2002
    So I have been hunting for a waggy front axle to swap in the YJ. I have been thinknig lately about just getting chromoly's for the front axle and living with what i have since i already geared it to 4.88s. For the price of the waggy axle and the gears to upgrade to match and other things you have to rebuild while there, it looks a bit more econimcally feasible to just upgrade shafts. I dont beat on the jeep much and the 4cyl is not going to kill things much. I will end up with a locker in the front at some point. I am running 35s but i am going to stick to that size and not go bigger.

    I am curious out of all the brands which is better and what is the worst and what impression wise you had with the upgraded axles.
  2. Dec 2, 2019

    hudsonhawk Sponsor

    Dallas, TX
    Feb 4, 2005
    I ran Yukon Choromoly in my CJ's 30 for 5 years with 4.56, locked and a 91:1 crawl. That was with a fuel injected 258. I only broke one outer and that was my fault. I had a rock wedged in the passenger wheel well and was too stupid to back up. Otherwise that axle never had an issue.
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