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View Poll Results: which axles should I get
dana 30-ford 8.8 4 7.84%
dana 44s 2 3.92%
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Unread 05-04-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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I want to put 40 inch tires on my yj

I need to upgrade axles.

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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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ok...what info do you want?
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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60s would be the way to go. D30/8.8 or dual D44s will just tear themselves apart unless you just want 40s for looks and will never wheel it. And with gas prices what they are going 40s for looks is not very smart.

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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
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I see no point in putting 40's on anything less than a D60 but that's me. Also, if you can afford the 40's go for the gold and build 60's.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:09 AM   #5
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I keep thinking just do the 60s so I dont have to keep upgrading, but wanted more input.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:13 AM   #6
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60 front
sterling 10.25, 14 bolt, or Dana 70 rear

A dana 60 is a 3/4 ton rear, you want a one ton rear for 40's. Search, you will find people that chew up rear stock 60's on 40's. You can make a 60 plenty strong with chromo shafts, high end gears, and a strong locker.... but a $200 one ton rear is stronger and cheaper.
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If you're really going right to 40s then get then go right to 60s. The time, effort and money you'd have to sink into anything else and still come out with a likely weaker axle make them pretty much the right option as far as I see things.
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I need to upgrade axles.
Have you thought about the wheel base stretch and what suspension you want to run?
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:32 AM   #9
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yup i got dakota springs in the rear and waggy springs up front, with astro steering box.
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Pffft, don't listen to these nay sayers. The D30/D35's will be fine



































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yup i got dakota springs in the rear and waggy springs up front, with astro steering box.
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nothing smaller than a 60...
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I havent much to add to this except a story...I almost traded a guy for a '88 with 46's under it. It was sillly high, had a stirrup you used to get in it. He had them bolted to the stock axles running 4.10's. I laughed at him when I saw both spring perches broken, u-joints about to fall out and a list of other stuff about to fail. The body was immaculate though.

He said he thought it needed a clutch...
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I havent much to add to this except a story...I almost traded a guy for a '88 with 46's under it. It was sillly high, had a stirrup you used to get in it. He had them bolted to the stock axles running 4.10's. I laughed at him when I saw both spring perches broken, u-joints about to fall out and a list of other stuff about to fail. The body was immaculate though.

He said he thought it needed a clutch...
tell me you have a pic somewhere? and i'll bet he was right about it needing a new clutch :P
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dana 60 portals!
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