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Unread 08-16-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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How much to overhaul a D44?

With stronger shafts, new bearings, 4.88 gears & Eaton E locker?

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Unread 08-16-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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alloy shafts ~ $300
new bearings ~ $80
4.88 gears/install kit ~$200
eaton e-locker ~ $650
gear setup ~$250
misc stuff ~ $50

total ~ $1500

could be more or less depending on prices
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Unread 08-16-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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I just did mine so I have an idea of cost....

alloy shafts ~ $250 (they come with bearings already)
4.88 gears/install kit ~$200
eaton e-locker ~ $650
gear setup ~$250
Fluids/RTV Silicone~ $25

total ~ $1375

Thats if you dont do any brake work or a diff cover.
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If you are not set on th E-locker. To get the most strength out of your Dana 44 I would get:

Super 44 Kit with detoit locker $1045.00 or with ARB $1145.00
http://www.ok4wd.com/index.php/catal..._super_44_kit/
Includes: Detroit Locker, 33 Spline axle shafts, Axle Bearings, Backing plates, axle seals, and retainers
Gear set up: (Gears and install kit) $250.00
Gear oil and diffcover sealant: $40.00

So from $1330.00 to $1430.00 you can have one of the strongest dana 44 rear axles without going totally custom and build a 35 splined 44.

Prices can be cheaper if you shop around or ask for a package deal.

30 splined vs. 33 splined
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Originally Posted by Cruzin Illusion
If you are not set on th E-locker. To get the most strength out of your Dana 44 I would get:

Super 44 Kit with detoit locker $1045.00 or with ARB $1145.00
http://www.ok4wd.com/index.php/catal..._super_44_kit/
Includes: Detroit Locker, 33 Spline axle shafts, Axle Bearings, Backing plates, axle seals, and retainers
Gear set up: (Gears and install kit) $250.00
Gear oil and diffcover sealant: $40.00

So from $1330.00 to $1430.00 you can have one of the strongest dana 44 rear axles without going totally custom and build a 35 splined 44.

Prices can be cheaper if you shop around or ask for a package deal.

30 splined vs. 33 splined

Next weak link would be the axle tubes. Simple truss would keep it staright and tighten it up.

Personally for the 33-35's (max 35's) I just want alloy 30 splines and keep my stockers for spares.

Not sure which locker to get. Considering the ECTED.
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