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Unread 01-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #31
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A d44a with a BTF cover and a spartan regeared to 4.56. How much abuse can that handle? 33's and some abuse?

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Unread 01-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #32
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A d44a with a BTF cover and a spartan regeared to 4.56. How much abuse can that handle? 33's and some abuse?
33's shouldn't be an issue. A trussed 44a could handle 35's max. Maybe bigger with some upgraded shafts. The tubes are the weak point.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #33
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It sucks that I already bought my iro 5.5" critical path long arm kit....for the lpd30. So a truss and sleeving axle tubes help? Can I buy arb carrier to upgrade to 30 spline shafts?
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Unread 01-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #34
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It sucks that I already bought my iro 5.5" critical path long arm kit....for the lpd30. So a truss and sleeving axle tubes help? Can I buy arb carrier to upgrade to 30 spline shafts?
I will trade ya my IRO lift/arms for yours and give ya $400....you won't have to worry about a thing then!
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Unread 01-28-2013, 03:07 PM   #35
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Your problem isnt so much the axle strength on a d30. Once you get up to 35's or there about you start putting a lot of stress on ball/u joints. Axle sleeves wouldnt do anything for you in that department unfortunately
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Unread 01-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #36
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I probably will never go over 33" tires. With that in mind could it hold up?
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Unread 01-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #37
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yup. seen it dozens of times. Just dont drive like a ******* and that d30 will last awhile.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #38
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Well I just had a conversation with IRO. They are willing to take back my iron y for the lpd30 in exchange for high pinion one. My next question is the hpd30 up to the task of 35" tires. Truss, weld in axle tubes, weld in axle sleeves and 30 spline upgrade.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #39
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dig up a d44 from a waggy or something if you're gonna replace the front axle.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #40
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Is it the same width?
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Unread 01-28-2013, 09:02 PM   #41
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You can run an hp 30 semi comfortably with 35's. Thats what Im putting in mine this summer. Its the cheapest and easiest route.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 10:36 PM   #42
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You can run a n hp 30 semi comfortably with 35's. Thats what Im putting in mine this summer. Its the cheapest and easiest route.
What year should I be specifically looking for? Without vaccuum disconnect? Abs issues? Same width too?
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hi guys, and what do you think about swapping some D44 from a JK?
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Are the stockers broken? Did you re gear them? Do you have the 33s on?
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Unread 01-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #45
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What year should I be specifically looking for? Without vaccuum disconnect? Abs issues? Same width too?
Im rebuilding an 88 out of an XJ. It has a Vac disco that im gonna bypass. I no longer have ABS so im not sure on that one. Yes width is good.
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