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Old October 26th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #1
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Need to know is it worth putting money in a dana 30 front axle? Gears ,lockers,shafts and such. Or well it just break.got :stan3: 33s want 35s/37s I'm looking for some insight. anyone
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Low gears are going to be your friend with 35s, I wouldn't go bigger than that with the D30. Upgrade the axle u-joints, the gears, a good locker, and maybe axle shafts. I wheeled the badlands with 33s and a guy wheeled an xj with 35s, both on stock d30s and gears and made it through the weekend, but we were lucky.
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If it was my jeep I wouldn't throw that much money into a dana 30 just to hope, pray, and wonder if it will hold together with 35's or 37's. If you can, spend the extra money and upgrade to a stronger unit.
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If it's crap. how hard is it to find a highpinion driver drop 44 . anybody got one?
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If it's crap. how hard is it to find a highpinion driver drop 44 . anybody got one?
Post in the wanted section, they are on here all the time.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...ghlight=hp+d44
Don't know if Ford is a driver drop, but here is a ton.

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Old October 26th, 2006, 06:21 PM   #6
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i replied in your wanted post to. before you start thinking about putting a d44 under the front of an XJ i'd read this.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...9&page=1&pp=15

a beefed up D30 could stand up to 35's and mild abuse. anything larger than that you really should be going to a built D44 or a D60
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Have to do a 44 or 60 mild an't my thing and i want 36x13.5x15 atleast.Hope 37s will fit.
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Have to do a 44 or 60 mild an't my thing and i want 36x13.5x15 atleast.Hope 37s will fit.
My d44 has held up so far to 36x12.50 TSL's. I cant say I've beat on it because that's not my style, but i havent been easy on it by no means. I'm running alloy shafts and Yukon Super u-joints.
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