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Is the dana 30 front gears the same in a 86 cj7 as a yj? Can the dana 30 handle a locker and 4:10 gears?

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Not entirely sure about the D30 being the same for the YJ and CJ, but I'd venture to say, YES. I think the splinecounts are the same too.

As for the second question: There are manufacturers who actually make 4.88 gears for the D30, and XJ came with 4.10 gears in their D30's so, yes again. Locker? YES! I have one in my D30 and it's flaaaaawless. Makes it like a new Jeep for $220US.



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Most 4 cylinder YJ came from the factory with 4:10 gears making this an easy swap for those in search of lower gearing. My buddy runs a D30 in the front of his YJ with 4:88, 6cyl and no locker and runs 36" Swampers on a daily basis and has not yet blown the front out(I know, I know he's been pretty lucky so far). There are also lots of other upgrades to further strengthen a 30 but it would be wiser in my opinion to build say a D44 if you wheel more than twice a month.

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...and XJ came with 4.10 gears in their D30's

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Do you know what years this was offered? Where they standard or optional? What models?
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The 4 cylinder XJ's had them to make up for the weak output of the motor. I'll look into the exact applications later.

AFAIK the 4.10's weren't an "option" for the 6 cylinder rigs...

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CJ and YJ D30 gears will not be compatible, since the YJs have high-pinion (reverse-cut) housings, and the CJ has low-pinion (std cut). If the TJs or XJs have std-cut front ends, you would be able to use gears from them, though.

I'd avoid running a locker with big tires on any D30, especially CJ and YJ D30s. FWIW, the late-model YJ and TJ D30s use bigger u-joints, which should stand up to more abuse.

YMMV,
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I'd avoid running a locker with big tires on any D30, especially CJ and YJ D30s. FWIW, the late-model YJ and TJ D30s use bigger u-joints, which should stand up to more abuse.
Same as the XJ.

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