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    Question Front axle swap question?

    Can a front axle from a late model Cherokee be swapped over to a TJ? I need to replace my front Dana 30 on my 98 TJ Sport.

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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    The internals you should be able to as long as they are the same axle type. As far as the entire assembly that I am not 100% on.
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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    Yes, it's a direct bolt-in. Stay away from the '01 XJ if you want the upgrade from the TJ's low-pinion axle to the XJ's high pinion front axle. All XJ's but the newest ones have a high pinion front axle.

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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    Why in the world did they bother to make a high pinion AND a low pinion axle? Why not put the high pinion axle in all Jeeps (XJs and TJs) . No wonder why the auto makers can't make any money - John

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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    Yep, they shorted the TJ by putting in a low pinion front axle. So from '97-99 they put all high pinions in the XJ's while the TJ got the low pinion. The HP30 is a slight upgrade for a lifted TJ.

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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    Will the original front drive shaft work if I switch over to the high pinion dana 30?

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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    Never done the swap in a TJ but did in a ZJ (low to high pinion) drive shaft worked fine but it was lifted. In stock height you might have some clearance issues.

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    Re: Front axle swap question?

    Stock driveshaft will work.

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