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tj-jeff01
07-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Hows everyone doing. My name is jeff.I am 25 and addicted to wheeling..I would like to get out a little more,but hopefully soon. I have a 01 jeep tj sport. It has a 1-3/4in spacer lift with 32in bfg muds. 3.73 gears and dana 44 with l/s in the rear. Unfortuantly it is a little incapacitated at this time. I crashed into an explorer and bent my driver side control arm. I am sorry if i'm not supposed to ask questions here but i was wondering if anyone would know if a 90 cherokee front axle with 3.07 gears would support my 3.73 gears. Or would it be easier to weld my control arm back on... i already have the front axle...any suggestions would be much appreciated....

Reeseman
07-06-2009, 09:12 PM
why not just change the lower control arm? That would be easier

tj-jeff01
07-06-2009, 09:34 PM
the mount on the axle is bent... It would have to be welded..

Reeseman
07-06-2009, 10:09 PM
you should ask if anyone can weld it on here.

Rubiconmike
07-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Where you at?
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tj-jeff01
07-08-2009, 07:42 PM
In Burnaby... Georgia st..3 blocks down from hastings..

Happypants
07-08-2009, 08:08 PM
welcome to the site, and if your replaceing the front axle with a cherokee one it would work but your truck has abs cause its newer so you will have to make sure that you put all the abs shit back onto the new cherokee diff, the cherokee d30 will accept 3.73 gears but its not as easy as just taking the ring and pinion and carrier out and dropping them into the new diff and going wheeling, each diff is different you have to check the backlash and the shims on your old d30 might be different than the shims on the cherokee d30, it would be cheaper to just cut the mount off and make a new one, or bend the old one back properly then gusset it and learn to pay attention on the road, although fords are fun to run into,

Reeseman
07-08-2009, 08:48 PM
I live really close to you would you like me to come look at it?

Reeseman
07-08-2009, 08:49 PM
Come on nick run in to me.

Happypants
07-08-2009, 08:50 PM
Come on nick run in to me.

well i was gonna drive on your truck but you told me not to so i didnt, but when i do my exo....gladly buddy:D

tj-jeff01
07-08-2009, 10:15 PM
My tj does not have a.b.s. i would definately rather keep my front end in because like u say its a lot of work to change the gears over... If you wouldn't mind i would appreciate it if u could come by and have a look at it

Reeseman
07-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Pm me I will have a look. just watch for my bronco .

tj-jeff01
07-09-2009, 06:55 PM
my address is 4311 georgia st. it is parked in the back of the house.

Reeseman
07-09-2009, 07:05 PM
I will stop by after work tomarrow. what time are you home?

DeeDee
07-09-2009, 07:08 PM
welcome to the site....


do u guys know what pm's are?

Nutbar
07-09-2009, 08:06 PM
Welcome to the site Jeff[cheers]
Quick run down on your question.

TJ and XJ share the same suspension design so a lot of parts are interchangeable but the axle assemblies themselves can have a possable two major differences that will stop this from being an easy swap.

The first and biggest difference is the TJ is a "low pinion" diff and the XJ is a "high pinion" diff (the height that the pinion enters the diff in relation to the axle tube centerline). Low and high pinion diffs use completely different gear sets so you can not use TJ 3.73s in the XJ diff, you would have to by 3.73 gears for the high pinion dana 30.

The other difference you can run into is pre 92 XJs can have the dreaded Jeep vacum disconnect axle assembly (which can be problematic) ,or CAD as Chrysler calls it, and the TJ does not use the CAD axle so the TJ has no provision to actuate it, in this situation you would have to buy the Posi Lok kit for it or the CAD eliminator axle kit.

MikeWild
07-09-2009, 08:46 PM
bet the exploder ya hit fared much better! :D

Reeseman
07-09-2009, 08:52 PM
Welcome to the site Jeff[cheers]
Quick run down on your question.

TJ and XJ share the same suspension design so a lot of parts are interchangeable but the axle assemblies themselves can have a possable two major differences that will stop this from being an easy swap.

The first and biggest difference is the TJ is a "low pinion" diff and the XJ is a "high pinion" diff (the height that the pinion enters the diff in relation to the axle tube centerline). Low and high pinion diffs use completely different gear sets so you can not use TJ 3.73s in the XJ diff, you would have to by 3.73 gears for the high pinion dana 30.

The other difference you can run into is pre 92 XJs can have the dreaded Jeep vacum disconnect axle assembly (which can be problematic) ,or CAD as Chrysler calls it, and the TJ does not use the CAD axle so the TJ has no provision to actuate it, in this situation you would have to buy the Posi Lok kit for it or the CAD eliminator axle kit.

might be easier to fix yours.

tj-jeff01
07-09-2009, 09:52 PM
I should be home by 6:30-7:00. thanks and no i dont know what a pm is.

tj-jeff01
07-09-2009, 10:15 PM
I wrote the explorer off.. i had a feeling it would be alot of work to swap the diffs..

lornix
07-09-2009, 11:51 PM
I wrote the explorer off..

The Mighty TJ - dreaded punisher lol. [cheers]

Welcome.

B
07-10-2009, 12:02 AM
so is your front diff housing bent ? or just brackets and such ... maybe post some pics of what you got going on so we can help ya get it figured out mang

tj-jeff01
07-10-2009, 12:55 AM
the driver side control arm bracket (on the axle itself) is bent..

Trailjunkie
07-10-2009, 01:03 AM
sucks man. but at least you killed a ford doin it.

Reeseman
07-10-2009, 07:05 PM
I will be by saturday morning about 9:30

tj-jeff01
07-10-2009, 09:06 PM
ok sounds good...