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So ive been looking into doing a SAS, im kinda on a tight budget. i would like to do a d30 out of a wrangler with leaf springs. Upon all my research i have ran into an issue that i can't find an answer for. Ok so upon some research on my truck i found that it has 3.27 gears, and all the jeeps i have seen have 4.10's or 3.08's.....etc but none with 3.27, that's my issue i don't know where to go from there would i be able to use the ring and pinion out of my ttb? What would be some pro and cons for ttb to SAS? O btw it's a 93 4x4 4.0, Any info will be greatly appreciated

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Why are you wanting to do this? DD? If it is rethink it.

And if you want 3.27's just regear that axle. It should probably be rebuilt anyway. But I would rather have 4.10's.
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The reason i chose this axle, i can get one cheap, won't require swapping rears aswell, it will be about the same width. For the gearing, i dont really care what gears i have.....if i were to go with the 4.10's i could just swap the 4.10 carrier into my rear correct? Upon swapping to 4.10's would anything have to be done to the trans?
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No nothing would have to be done to the trans. And for 4.10's you would just need to swap out the gears. Read through the project logs threads and some How-To's and you will get a lot of info.
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iv read through a bunch but there isn't much on the dana 30....and i havent really found any one explaining the gearing....but thanks for the info!
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RazorsEdge did a D30, cdawall did a D30, and a few others. Just put in D30 in the search bar and you will get a lot of info on it.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/solid-axle-swaps-111/d30-axle-swap-119233/
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ok ill check into them.....that link you posted doesn't really say anything, but ill keep searching. I think going with leafs up front would be my best bet.
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that link you posted doesn't really say anything, but ill keep searching.
I just saw that it was about D30 so I posted it. Didn't really reread it. But yeah I know there is a lot of info about a D30 on here though.
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look up 08rangerdan. his truck has d30 leaf spring front. it works pretty good offroad and on. been out with him multiple times and he has a very well built and functioning truck with only a d30
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Ok so i did ALOT of research...and i mean alot of research and found answers to almost everything i wanted to know....except one thing i did not find, am i able to use my stock ranger front d/s or do i need the d30 front d/s from the jeep?
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Just go to the junkyard and snag a 3.55 ranger rear and an XJ D30 vast majority are 3.55 pretty much all the ones that are an auto without a tow package.

As for the front shaft what year anything 98+ is not going to work at all and will need the yolk changed on the front of the tcase as well.
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Truck it will be going on is 93....so would my front shaft work?.....would i need the yolk changed aswell with it being a 93?
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A 93 should already be a double cardone shaft and should work however the length may or may not work.
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Ok one more question to anyone that might know, in order to run 4.10's...would i need to buy and 8.8 or could i just put the ring and pinion and axles in my 7.5?
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You can run 4.10's in the 7.5 as long as the gears are for that axle.
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Its cheaper from my experience to pull an 8.8 with 4.10s and install it in your truck than rebuild. I especially wouldn't waste the money on a 7.5 at least with the 8.8 you have a chance of swapping to good shafts
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Ok thank you guys you've been a great help i greatly appreciate it. Glad i chose this forum, great people!
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