Originally Posted by JohnnyJ
I've been running my axle for almost 5 years now on 39.5 Iroks and I'm not very nice to the jeep and the bearings are holding up fine. That is longer than the bearings on my stock D44 lasted.
If they were to blow out on my next trip, I woudln't feel that they owed me anything.
There's an exception to every rule.
Also, you have to take into consideration that the ball bearings in your unit would be smaller than the ball bearings in a 31-spline (1.3" axle) so there can be more movement between the inner and outer race.