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Old 10-15-2007, 06:53 PM
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My thoughts on d300's

with last few d300's vs the world posts it got me to thinking why would jeep put the d300's and not into the 1/2-1 ton trucks

1. AMC's bought everything from everyone else.
2. by the time d300s came out amc/jeep was already fasing the fsj out(yes it lasted until 1990, and the d300 didnt)
3. the d300 didnt last because they switched to drivers side drop and wanted a "more car like ride"
4. by the time the d300 came out amc/jeep had switched the full size rig to a drivers side drop and the 300 is passenger side(that is imho the main reason they didnt put the 300 in the fsj

NOT BECAUSE IT IS A LIGHT DUTY RIG BUT BECAUSE THEY HAD ALREADY "RE-DESIGNED" THE FSJ FOR DRIVERS DROP AXLE.(not yelling imphasizing)

on this same note lots of people say it only came in a light duty non 3/4 1 ton rig but it did come in the 1980 scouts and they are HEAVY big beasts
and i know of at least one person wheeling the piss out of it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:40 PM
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i wish that the FSJs came with dana 300s in them. it would make the swap easier.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:18 PM
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:23 AM
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:23 AM
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Scouts weren't the only Binders that had D300's......my old Travelall did too, and that tank was the same size as a Suburban.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:17 AM
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This thread could have some good info come out of it. So I will sticky to the top. Dana 300's rule. I'm putting one in my next rig.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:36 PM
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Scouts weren't the only Binders that had D300's......my old Travelall did too, and that tank was the same size as a Suburban.
No they didnt. The last year for Travelalls and pickups was 1975 and the Dana 300 wasnt even invented yet. Travelalls and pickups came with NP-205's in the 70's.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by malodin
with last few d300's vs the world posts it got me to thinking why would jeep put the d300's and not into the 1/2-1 ton trucks

1. AMC's bought everything from everyone else.
2. by the time d300s came out amc/jeep was already fasing the fsj out(yes it lasted until 1990, and the d300 didnt)
3. the d300 didnt last because they switched to drivers side drop and wanted a "more car like ride"
4. by the time the d300 came out amc/jeep had switched the full size rig to a drivers side drop and the 300 is passenger side(that is imho the main reason they didnt put the 300 in the fsj

NOT BECAUSE IT IS A LIGHT DUTY RIG BUT BECAUSE THEY HAD ALREADY "RE-DESIGNED" THE FSJ FOR DRIVERS DROP AXLE.(not yelling imphasizing)

on this same note lots of people say it only came in a light duty non 3/4 1 ton rig but it did come in the 1980 scouts and they are HEAVY big beasts
and i know of at least one person wheeling the piss out of it.



I think that jeep was starting to view the fsj as more of a family luxury rig back then. The reason they were phasing out the 2 door fsj in favor of four door rigs. If you look at the rigs at that time they were mainly push button or levers to get in 4x4 except for a few leftovers.
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You can always flip the D300 to match the front axle output.

Stak's new case will run around $600, and as far as I know they are marketing them yet. The new case is nice, cuz they are making 3 versions, a flipped case, a standard case, and a narrow case for use in early Broncos that have a narrow frame.
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The J10 I just bought has a twin sticked Dana 300 in it. This may be the dumbest question ever, but even with the twin sticks the transmission (727) needs to be in Neutral before shifting the transfer case, right?
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:56 AM
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Been talking about this for a while but getting close to getting it done now.

Question: Those of you with the TH400/D300 combo. I know you say the case will sit almost flat. If i go with the NOVAK kit ,is that all i need or will i need a seperate clocking ring also?

Tired of tripping over this D300 in my shop
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:11 AM
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ive been working feeverishly for the last 6 moths swapping a new drivetrain under my fsj...i kinda planned it all around the d 300. i went with a doubler and 203, 700r4 in front of that, and finally said goodbye to the 401 for a 350. the case is nice and small and tucks up into the jeep body far better than the quadratrac. ill post a buildup thread someday.
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The J10 I just bought has a twin sticked Dana 300 in it. This may be the dumbest question ever, but even with the twin sticks the transmission (727) needs to be in Neutral before shifting the transfer case, right?

Yes.
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