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High Pinion Dana 30

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Before we could install our front ring-and-pinion, we needed to tear down our high-pinion Dana 30. This particular 30 was originally equipped with a vacuum-disconnect front axle that allows the front passenger-side axleshaft to disengage when the Jeep was in two-wheel drive. Since the vacuum disconnect is prone to be weak and problematic, we decided to remove the two-piece shaft in place of a set of one-piece shafts that slide directly into place with out any modifications. Once the disconnect feature was removed, we finished off the conversion by building a plate that would cover and replace the original disconnect actuator that bolted onto the back of the housing.