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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:09 AM   #21
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Can you get me one for that price I want one Bad with a 4.56 gear.....email me at stksndtj@yahoo.com
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 02:47 PM   #22
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The locking hubs don't really have anything to do with the axle strength, per se. I would say your downsides will be different bolt patterns, different widths, and having to hack off a lot of bracketry. I personally would run a pair of waggy axles and be done with it. The 8.8 likes to bend axleshafts, and adding 1" extra hanging off the end isn't going to help issues.

Keep in mind that for the JK or a HP D44, you would need to flip the D300.
I have waggy 44s in my 91' YJ with 5.38 gears and welded...cheap and strong and easily handle 35s! I don't see the point of paying all the $ for the WK "dana 44" only to add expensive custom manual hubs, take off all the bracketry...trying to match it up with a Ford 8.8 which isn't a bad axle but is narrower already at 58" and the JKs are around 64" WMS to WMS....

Id suggest going with waggy 44s or if don't mind it being wide get Ford HP44 and 9" axles for it.
I have those 2 setups in my YJs!
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Thinking of switching my high pinion 30 to 44, the problem I have is wheel bearings, the unit bearings are weak as hell. I think the new 44 still have the unit bearings. I only run 33's with 410 and a 4.0 and I have to replace them every year, can't seem to keep axle seals in tact once the outer bearing goes bad. fluid everywhere.
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