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post #1 of 8 Old 09-25-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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D30 to D44 and driveshaft

A friend has a D44 with upgrade axle shafts, and selectable locker he wants to sell (G2) he's going bigger. I plan on an 8.8 in the near future and thought this would be a good upgrade for my front. Will I need a longer DS? I just had my front DS cut and balanced for my new lift.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-25-2013, 09:46 PM
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No your front DS should be fine. The pinions are about the same length. May I ask why your looking to go to the 44? In all honestly it's not all that much stronger than the 30. Unless your running deeper gears. Or going full widths. Otherwise it's basically a wash assuming they are both using 760 u-joints

Is it a high pinion D44? If not it's not worth it.

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Thanks Rambo,I have a stock D30 right now. For the D30 I would need to change the gears to 4.56 (which I can't do) get stronger axles (which I haven't priced) and add the selectable locker. I'm trying to figure if the price I can get this D44 for would be cheaper than I would spend doing all the work on the D30. I'm figuring having someone do the gears could be $1000 parts and labor, me doing the locker would be $700-800, and the axles I'm not sure of, so I at least have about $1800 in the D30 which is what this guy wants for the G2 D44. Sometimes this jeep has my head spinning
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What locker?

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list.
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Thanks Rambo,I have a stock D30 right now. For the D30 I would need to change the gears to 4.56 (which I can't do) get stronger axles (which I haven't priced) and add the selectable locker. I'm trying to figure if the price I can get this D44 for would be cheaper than I would spend doing all the work on the D30. I'm figuring having someone do the gears could be $1000 parts and labor, me doing the locker would be $700-800, and the axles I'm not sure of, so I at least have about $1800 in the D30 which is what this guy wants for the G2 D44. Sometimes this jeep has my head spinning
Yea if the price is in the same ballpark I say then go with the 44. Is it already set up for a YJ?

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Yes it's off a yj and has the ox locker, I'd just need to run the cable.
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I see no reason not to. Except you'll be without 4wd temporarily. But that's not an excuse to pass up a good deal.

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