Yukon Free Spin Hub Conversion Kit for 2001 TJ Dana 30

Wondering if anyone here has any experience with this hub conversion kit. yukon (ya wu-07) It uses a 27 spline outer and keeps the 5X4.5 bolt pattern.

Would like to know how it worked for you.

Does anyone know of any other options out there?


 
If anyone is curious, I reached out to Yukon and they have a hardcore locking hub assembly that is much stronger than this kit. It also upgrades the outer stub shafts to 30 spline and a 5 on 5.5 wheel bolt pattern. The Currie 44 axle uses the same size U joint so this would work with the stock TJ outer knuckle. With this wheel bolt pattern, there are a few awesome brake upgrades available, I believe from wilwood and maybe brembo. Now I just have to decide what I want to do first. 4.5" Evo overlander + for my gladiator, or all this for the TJ...
 

Snboarder113

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Serious question. Why?

Seems like for the money and then ending up changing lug patterns anyways, why would you not just swap a beefier axle. I’ve seen first hand the abuse a Dana 30 in a tj can handle, but you’re still talking about polishing a turd.
 
I would be upgrading the front axle to a Currie 44 down the road. I could do the yukon hubs now and it would work with my current 30 and I could still use it on the new 44. A plus is I have a Currie 9 inch in the rear already. The rear axle is pre drilled already for a 5 on 5.5 wheel on top of the 5 on 4.5. Just need to press in new studs. The alternative would be just get a 60 and pay for everything at once. I could just drive on my current set up and if I don't break anything until I can afford a 60 plus everything else I need for it to work, steering, suspension, hydro assist, 40s, stretch, that would be one way to go.
 

Snboarder113

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Again, I just don’t see the value here. You’re looking at getting $1500+ hubs. That goes along way towards something that’s actually worth it.
 

Snboarder113

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Sounds like you need to decide what you actually want first. If you’re just trying to get into a 44 you can get a complete rubicon 44 under what you’d spend on those hubs.
 
You got me thinking just now, and I had to go check ebay for an axle. They have a TJ Rubicon 44 on there for $3150. What draws me to the Currie 44 is it's a High Pinion 44. 1/2" axle tubes, larger C's, etc... perhaps I should hold off on doing hubs and the axle until I can do it all at once.

I'm going to pick your brain. If you wanted to run 37s on a TJ and run it in Moab, what front axle would you feel comfortable with?
 

Snboarder113

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Yeah check Craigslist or Facebook, they’re regularly 1000-1500 around here, just find a part out.
I know plenty of guys that run 37s on d30 without issue, a 44 would be fine for peace of mind for me (and they both use the same size u joints anyways) I wouldn’t shell out thousands for it, I also wouldn’t spend 1500 for those hubs, If you’re gonna throw cash at something and want a full float get one tons no need for an “in between” axle. But your money your build, do what you want.
 

jdofmemi

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I would not trust a Dana 30 for anything other than driving down a snow packed road with 37s.

It has a smaller ring and pinion than the Toyota IFS, and I broke 5 ring and pinion sets in a little over a year, running 31s.

Spending any money to "upgrade" one is like putting lipstick on a pig.
 
Yeah check Craigslist or Facebook, they’re regularly 1000-1500 around here, just find a part out.
I know plenty of guys that run 37s on d30 without issue, a 44 would be fine for peace of mind for me (and they both use the same size u joints anyways) I wouldn’t shell out thousands for it, I also wouldn’t spend 1500 for those hubs, If you’re gonna throw cash at something and want a full float get one tons no need for an “in between” axle. But your money your build, do what you want.
I see the reasoning behind you recommending 1 tons. Not so much worth it to spend so much upgrading to a Currie 44 and the Yukon hubs when 1 tons are just another few months or so of saving up. Plus, its a whole package deal all the way out to the wheel mount surface. You may have persuaded me to hold out. However, maybe If I come across a sub $1500 TJ 44 before then, it wouldn't be a horrible upgrade.
 
I would not trust a Dana 30 for anything other than driving down a snow packed road with 37s.

It has a smaller ring and pinion than the Toyota IFS, and I broke 5 ring and pinion sets in a little over a year, running 31s.

Spending any money to "upgrade" one is like putting lipstick on a pig.
I think I will be holding out doing any upgrades to this axle, and holding out for a 1 ton upgrade. You and Snboarder13 are convincing me not to go to the dark side. All this talk about pigs is making me crave Lechon.
 
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