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    So I called Dynatrac and they will have these ball joints available the middle of the month.

    However, they have only tested them on Dana 44 axles.

    Will the ball joints also fit a Dana 30?

    They said the stud is a little longer than stock, so they are worried that the top ball joint stud will hit the u joint on the Dana 30 but they also said if its the same clearance it should work. They just don't know cause they have no tested them on a 30.

    Anyone have any idea on this, how the 44 might differ from the 30 in regards to this?

    Also it seems silly if they want to sell these ball joints not to test them on a 30 as Im sure a lot of people who want them have an X or Sahara.
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    silly? i don't know, i had an opportunity to install a test set on my orange JK and turned it down because i felt that nobody would install a set of $600 ball joints on a dana 30

    having said that, i would imagine that these would work and as dynatrac said, the only issue would be one of clearance at the u-joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    silly? i don't know, i had an opportunity to install a test set on my orange JK and turned it down because i felt that nobody would install a set of $600 ball joints on a dana 30

    having said that, i would imagine that these would work and as dynatrac said, the only issue would be one of clearance at the u-joint.
    Why would no one install a set on a Dana 30? I don't need a whole new axle but I sure would like to have a set of ball joints I will never have to replace again..

    So you are saying they will press in fine but there is a clearance difference between to 30 and 44 at the u-joint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbound13 View Post
    Why would no one install a set on a Dana 30? I don't need a whole new axle but I sure would like to have a set of ball joints I will never have to replace again..
    i don't know, i guess most of the people i know are looking for a reason to upgrade to a dana 44 or 60

    So you are saying they will press in fine but there is a clearance difference between to 30 and 44 at the u-joint?
    yes. the knuckles on the 30 and the 44 are the same and these ball joints will press in just fine. the length of them is the concern but, i would imagine that they would fit and that dynatrac is just being cautious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    i don't know, i guess most of the people i know are looking for a reason to upgrade to a dana 44 or 60



    yes. the knuckles on the 30 and the 44 are the same and these ball joints will press in just fine. the length of them is the concern but, i would imagine that they would fit and that dynatrac is just being cautious.
    Yes they said they think they would fit but they did not want to sell me something that won't fit. They are hoping to test one in the future with a 30 and said to give a call back in a few weeks.

    I was just hoping they would fit as my ball joints are shot anyway and I do not want to replace with stock.
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    If they want to try a set on a Dana 30 they can have my JK as test

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