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Old September 13th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default Warn Hub Conversion For Dana 30's

The Warn hub kits for the YJ and TJ Dana 30's sell for $1,000+. I'm interested in free-wheeling hubs but I guess it just leaves me wondering why someone would put that much money into a Dana 30 when a 44 can be had for much less? Is there something I'm missing?

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Old September 13th, 2007, 09:20 AM   #2
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No, you aren't missing anything. Its expensive and mostly unnecessary.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #3
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I was really thinking about it when i needed to put new unit bearings in my front axle, because the new bearing are $200+each, but i ended up just getting cheapper bearing asseblies. There are some advantages to having lockouts and a tappered bearing set up, but not worth the price.
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The Warn hub kits for the YJ and TJ Dana 30's sell for $1,000+. I'm interested in free-wheeling hubs but I guess it just leaves me wondering why someone would put that much money into a Dana 30 when a 44 can be had for much less? Is there something I'm missing?

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Few reasons...

You can't get a 44 with lockouts and keep the same bolt pattern. Then you also run into the fab work needed to install said d44...it's not a bolt in like the hub conversion is.

Unit bearings are of course expensive, but then the lockouts are not exactly super strong.

Lots of people can put a lunchbox locker in. Lots can do the hub conversion but not all of these can do, or want to do, the fab needed for a 44 install.
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I run the kit. (on a rubi type housing but HP)

I would swap a real front 44 in though if I had to do it again.
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