Im running 36'' TSL's on my 89 YJ jeep with Dana 30 for front and 35 for rear. My question is would I be better off if I upgraded axles on same or to change out to 8.8 rear and D-44 for front. In the long run would the oringial axles hold up if upgraded or would it be cheaper to go ahead with change out of axles? I only have a 2.5 liter engine now but in future looking to do a swap.
Ur front axle will hold up just fine but ur rear isnt going to take the beating. Cheapest way I upgrade the axle shafts up front to a one peice on the passenger side from an xj and tj. That will give u the same size ujoints as a dana 44. Then out whichever u fins first to match in the rear, wether it be 8.8 or dana44. I run a similar setup on 36 iroks and have no issues with breaking. An my engine is a slightly stroked 4.0. Bored 30 over and ported an polished head.
Thanks for advise. I will look into a one peice axle shaft for front. I guess I should have said that when I do get to swap engine Im thinking V-8. Would the Dana 30 still hold up?? and for the rear I will have to look around and see what I can find.
No I think Im staying with this size tires. When I started my jeep I sat down and made a lisit of thing I wanted to do and thats what I stuck to so far. I started with the lift, tires, transmission, and engine ( already changed on 2.5 liter for another newer one, budget was tight then) But Im really trying to stick to my lisit. Only thing was I wrote get advise when I got to axles. Thanks for all your advise