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post #1 of 19 Old 01-24-2016, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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axle choices ?

91 yj with a 5.0 in it.
I am still on factory axles with 4.10 gear
Should i get 8.8 ford with 4.10 for the rear and stay with the front. Can buy the axle for 200
or dana 44 out of a scout ii for 200 front and rear I know I will regear those.

I have dana 300 transfer case clocked so I know I can turn it back the un clocked for the other axle. .Or am i missing something that is all together better.
I dont see me going over 35 and no rock climbing but some trail riding.

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-24-2016, 02:33 PM
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The 8.8 or the 44 are good choices if you are easy on the gas. If you get into some more technical stuff that puts more stress on the drive train than go with either chromo shafts or heavier axles. I did 9" in the rear and HP 44 up front. I am building my 5.8 to replace the 2.5 and am harder on my rig.

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8.8 is stronger then the 44 has just As much aftermarket support same bolt pattern and best of all has disk brakes.

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Would you keep the Dana 35 in the front?
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If you hang on to the Dana 30 and go to 35 inch tires, you my be pushing your luck, depending on how you drive. If you're easy on the gas and are just doing trails you may be OK.
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I know I'll probably catch some flak for mentioning this, but you could also go with Chrysler 8.25 out of a 97-01 XJ.
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I know I'll probably catch some flak for mentioning this, but you could also go with Chrysler 8.25 out of a 97-01 XJ.
Why would you catch flak? It's a great stock axle

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Why would you catch flak? It's a great stock axle
That it is.
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Would you keep the Dana 35 in the front?
35 is the rear the 30 is the front.

I miss spoke earlier when I said the 30 in the rear was junk the 35 is in the rear and junk, the 30 is in the front and not reliably up to the stress that 35s will put on it. I have 35s on mine.

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I've had 35's on my D30 for a couple years with no issues. On my previous YJ I had 35's on it for 8 years never 1 issue the hp30 is kinda underrated. With some simple upgrades itll hold up to a good bit of abuse

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I missed typed.. I have been looking for 8.8 seems like the salvage yards cant tell me if they have limited slip or not. Which if i am not mistaking if you want to do a 8.8 correctly you need to do a perch kit, flange adapter, c clip delete, locker,
I could cheap out and just get a 4:10 from the salvage yard and put in and have it in under 500 bucks I would think.
I do see some companies offering turn key for 8.8 and 44 and they are not the cheapest. Looks like you get more on the 44 thou for the bucks.
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I missed typed.. I have been looking for 8.8 seems like the salvage yards cant tell me if they have limited slip or not. Which if i am not mistaking if you want to do a 8.8 correctly you need to do a perch kit, flange adapter, c clip delete, locker, I could cheap out and just get a 4:10 from the salvage yard and put in and have it in under 500 bucks I would think. I do see some companies offering turn key for 8.8 and 44 and they are not the cheapest. Looks like you get more on the 44 thou for the bucks.
You don't need the clip eliminator. But it's a upgrade that gives set20 bearings and bolt in shafts

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I think for the money you are talking the 8.8 is a good choice. The LS that they came with is garbage so leave it out of the equation. The 44 is arguably adequate for a rear axle with 35s. The amount of work and money you put into either one will make a big difference.

Tom95YJ my 30 is low pinion and they suck! I don't know when the high pinion came out. Those are stronger. The only time I broke mine was actually the pass side intermediate shaft. It broke right at the splined end at the diff. That was with the 2.5 in it and 31s. This is why I now have a 9' and a HP44.

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Talking to local jeep shop. Said best bang for the buck is Dana 60 or 489. But that is almost 3000 in parts.
Unless ready go full size.
Think I am going hit a local salvage yard see what they have.
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I think for the money you are talking the 8.8 is a good choice. The LS that they came with is garbage so leave it out of the equation. The 44 is arguably adequate for a rear axle with 35s. The amount of work and money you put into either one will make a big difference. Tom95YJ my 30 is low pinion and they suck! I don't know when the high pinion came out. Those are stronger. The only time I broke mine was actually the pass side intermediate shaft. It broke right at the splined end at the diff. That was with the 2.5 in it and 31s. This is why I now have a 9' and a HP44.
Yj's front was always a hp30. It was never offered with a lp. Sounds like your shaft was defective. I've never had issues on 35's with a 6cyl

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