D30/D44 pinion yoke - u-bolt style

bigalpha

Oh the huge manatee
NAXJA Member
Looking to swap out my existing D30 yoke in favor of one that accepts u-bolts.

Maybe I'm terrible at searching but I haven't found any place that has a list of vehicles that came with D30/D44 yokes with ubolts. Was looking to pick one up from the junkyard instead of buying new.
 

bigalpha

Oh the huge manatee
NAXJA Member
I'd rather just get a yoke already suited for u-bolts than having to drill and machine one.
 

RoyalXJ

New member
40$ is worth my time in a junk yard. Just throwing it out there. That was the first one that popped. There are others that were a bit cheaper.
I hear ya. Same here. I'd also rather not have somethings that's been rusting away in a junkyard.
 

bigalpha

Oh the huge manatee
NAXJA Member
That was my first action: see what they cost new. But I don't mind spending some time in the JY pulling parts. Problem is that our junkyards don't always have a lot of variety so I wanted to have a few targets to maximize chances of success.
 

woowoo

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
you could just get a ford u bolt from pep boys( where I found mine) drop the driveshaft and drill out the holes to accept. Try not to drill outwards though. I had to do this the hard way with a bolt head popped off.

Or go to the sponsors page. 4wd has em around $90 I believe. Yoke and hardware included
 

markw

web wheeler
NAXJA Member
Any that you may find in the junk yard may have a groove worn into them and be a leaker. Just spend the $40ish dollars and get a new one with u-bolts and be done with it.

Mark
 

stockerwithalocker

Got Shafted
NAXJA Member
Dana 300 T-case yokes, dana 44's from scouts, some older (J-series and waggy) jeeps, fords and some chevy 44's. The difficult part is trying to get the pinyon nut off. An inch and an eigth socket, a big breaker bar and something to lock up the third from spinning will be key.
 

outlander

New member
I looked into drilling my 30 yokes (97 xj)for ubolts but there wasnt enough room for the nuts.
Fyi
Drilling the 8.25 worked though.
 
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