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pigboy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: "full time" 4x4? Reply with quote

I have a '91 xj. Can I install Warn free/lock hubs, and will my front diff. and driveline continue to turn in 2x? I have access to newer xj's for parts, assuming that mine is stock, is later model running gear preferable? If so, what am I looking for, why, and how do I identify it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was never available on XJs or any other similar model D30. The only thing you've got available is the $800+ kit from Warn.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that warn kit is like 1050 + tax, and you still have to get big rotors off a late 70's cj. new hubs are less than 100. seems the cost is in the axles. any thoughts?
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get a different axle
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you mean. the whole front end?
what bolts up without major fabrication?
or just the individual axles and who makes aftermarket?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like the entire differential .

why do you want to get rid of it anyway ?

do you have an awd vehicle ? if so i would just put in a different transfer case .
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pull a boat (23' grady white), and an 18' workshop trailer (every tool it takes to build a house). I don't want the extra drag. I need bigger brakes. And I want my 4x4. Lastly, I like my old xj, and can't park another vehicle on my property. So, I modify or sell. Quite frankly, even with 32"s it pulls like no other, just needs a little help stopping. I figured, while I was there.... hubs are $90 and change, what else would I have to do? turns out to be a lot more hoopla than I expected. Also would like the option of 2 low (np231), not available in this t-case.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigboy wrote:
I pull a boat (23' grady white), and an 18' workshop trailer (every tool it takes to build a house). I don't want the extra drag. I need bigger brakes. And I want my 4x4. Lastly, I like my old xj, and can't park another vehicle on my property. So, I modify or sell. Quite frankly, even with 32"s it pulls like no other, just needs a little help stopping. I figured, while I was there.... hubs are $90 and change, what else would I have to do? turns out to be a lot more hoopla than I expected. Also would like the option of 2 low (np231), not available in this t-case.

You're seeing very little drag from the 4 wheel drive system. If you want bigger brakes, look here.
http://www.vancopbs.com/product_p/dkj1000.htm

I have them myself and they work as advertised. Not cheap but well worth it. Certainly a much better investment than the Warn hub kit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, i like options. sounds like I should focus more on the brakes than the drive.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup , the axle really doesn't have much drag like ehirner said .

so whats your rear axle look like ? is it a dana 35 ? i would focus more on it , check bearings and the gears you might want to put in a synthetic ep lube .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

almost new condition d44 w/3.73 gears. no trouble there
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