There is a guy by me with jk d44s out of a Rubicon under his zj. I'm not sure what else he's done to them but they're locked and he runs 35s on bead locks. I really don't know why he went through the trouble and I feel like just getting them would be extremely expensive to even get your hand on.
I think it would be okay for 33s, Idk for sure. But I've been watching for ideas and figured I'd throw that in
98' ZJ 4.0
4.5" short arm, 33" Courser MXTs, some armor and some goodies.
Is there a final solution to the 33s problem? Unless you have unlimited funds compromises will have to be made.
Yes there are lots of swap options. But your LP D30 and a D44a out of a V8 is perfectly fine for 33s. and CHEAP.
This will work especially if you go with light 33s and alloy wheels. 33" Duratracs weigh 49#s. 33" MTR/K weigh 60#s. Combine the MTR with a steel wheel and thats a ton of weight, combine the Duratrac with something like a Mickey Thompson Classic II that weighs 17lbs, and its super light.
Spend a little on alloy shafts down the road to give you peace of mind.
We've thrown out tons of options, update us when you make a decision.
Are the stockers broken? Did you re gear them? Do you have the 33s on?
hi, if you are talking with me, no they aren't broken, stock gears and i don't have 33s...but i'd like to for 33s WITH lokers.
so i'm "interesed" in new options...i don't know if put a ford 8.8 or something esle...so i'm asking
u.u forgot to say that my runs on d30 front, and d44a rear form the factory with lsd
Aussie locked d44a and wheel the lpd30 until you break it. If you have the 249 tcase I wouldn't put a locker up front if you're going to be doing a lot of on road driving. Swap out the 249 for a 242 then lunchbox the front.
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, Backyard parts fodder
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style
Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
thanks guys, next days i'm hoping to complete the 242 swap...i almost ordered it, i hope next week to to the swap.
i'm asking because a coulple of days ago i broke something about the front d30...i think a joint, or a coupling...i'm not sure what the translation is. To be clear is the "last part" of the axle, the one inside the rubber...or maybe the axle itself broke. Next week i'll go to my mechanic.
btw now i'm running some iron rims (very heavy) and some re-covered 225-70-16 mud tires (very heavy too).