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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:43 AM   #21
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Thanks for that moser link btw. The other prob with the 60 is bolt pattern.

Jeepaholic, what kind of steering axle is that you have as your avatar?

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Old November 30th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #22
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Thanks for that moser link btw. The other prob with the 60 is bolt pattern.

Jeepaholic, what kind of steering axle is that you have as your avatar?
Its some kind of hybrid, super big!

What vehicle is this going into? Im guessing a Jeep? A YJ or TJ?

If I wanted to build an axle for a 4 banger TJ on 37's here is what Id do:

TJ Rubicon D44 housing with 5.13 gears and an Arb locker, 4340 inner and outer shafts, Longfield 300m u-joints, Reid Racing D30/44 conversion knuckles so you can use all the outer axle parts from a CJ front axle.

Not cheap, shy of $3000 but strong and light weight.

However you could spend a third of that and buy a front dana 60 and upgrade it from there. There are tons of spare shafts that you can get next to nothing. Just saying as someone who's spent ALOT of different axles, I should have went dana 60 in the first place.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #23
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Dana 60s are nice but at a 37 they take up a lot of ground clearance and really are overkill with a 2.5 also jk axleshafts help with the joint issues in a 44
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Thanks for that moser link btw. The other prob with the 60 is bolt pattern.

Jeepaholic, what kind of steering axle is that you have as your avatar?
Hybrid C103 rockwell with 2.5 ton rockwell steering knuckles

I have a 4 banger beater jeep and was debating on running a dodge 60 front with a dana 300 and 60 rear which then you can gear to like 5:86 or 6:17 to help with the lack of hp and gets you a better transfer case in the process.

New plan is a 9" rear and a JK/9" hybrid front to run 37's and keep it real light.
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I ended up with a real clean waggy 44. not nearly as exciting but it huge sitting next to a 30 and I have real hubs now.
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