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Unread 08-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #211
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Chromos don't make u-joints stronger. Being able to run deepers gears and ring and pinion strength is your biggest advantage.
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LAWL, but the funny thing is I have had them fail and that's all I've ever seen fail. Once it fails, the shaft ear usually eats itself up. BUT, 44 should be fine. Not trying to knock ya, but 30's will take more than people think. Even in stock form.
Chromo's don't make the joints stronger, but the ears on the shafts don't flex as easily so they don't spit caps as much. I'd bet 90% of U-joint failures are due to the clip coming out, or the shaft stretching, which allows the cap to come loose, then that loose trunion will tear up the shaft. I ran 36's on a locked and chromo'd D30 hard and blew up the R&P before shredding a shaft. I guess the real answer to the 'small' u-joints in the D44 is RCV's.

Also Brookhart, what are your plans for the 60? I hope you're going 35 spline, or else it's not a great upgrade.

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Unread 08-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #212
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35 spline Yukon shafts, spool, 5.13's, offset perches for a baby stretch.
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[QUOTE=Driver831;13076990]Say what you want, a Dana 30 held up 53"s for a good while[/QUOTE]

My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Unread 08-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #213
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Nice, should be a solid set-up.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #214
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Chromo's don't make the joints stronger, but the ears on the shafts don't flex as easily so they don't spit caps as much. I'd bet 90% of U-joint failures are due to the clip coming out, or the shaft stretching, which allows the cap to come loose, then that loose trunion will tear up the shaft. I ran 36's on a locked and chromo'd D30 hard and blew up the R&P before shredding a shaft. I guess the real answer to the 'small' u-joints in the D44 is RCV's.

Also Brookhart, what are your plans for the 60? I hope you're going 35 spline, or else it's not a great upgrade.
I agree with this. The ears are stronger on chromos and they are less likely to stretch. I was just making a point on the U joint itself.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #215
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I agree with this. The ears are stronger on chromos and they are less likely to stretch. I was just making a point on the U joint itself.
I ran AlloyUSA joints and they seem to do well if you keep up with greasing them. For the $$$ I'd run 760's next time though.
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Unread 08-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #216
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So who wants to laugh at my attempt in making taillight boxes.
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[QUOTE=Driver831;13076990]Say what you want, a Dana 30 held up 53"s for a good while[/QUOTE]

My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Unread 08-09-2012, 05:38 AM   #217
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Looks good from my house. Are you just welding together cut pieces of sheet?
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Unread 08-09-2012, 07:42 AM   #218
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Well it's a little thicker than you run of the mill taillight box material. Maybe a lot thicker.... its what I had laying around so I used it.
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My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Unread 08-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #219
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All but paint and wires done on the drivers side.
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My 3" to 4.5" to full width build-> [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/brookhart63-build-thread-1224726/[/url]
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Unread 08-10-2012, 05:35 AM   #220
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Looks good, dude.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #221
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Looks good, dude.
thanks man! I put a lot more time into them than I thought I would.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #222
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You doing side lights too?
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Unread 08-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #223
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Nah. I have a feeling the side lights would get destroyed. I wanted it to be smooth on the side
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Unread 08-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #224
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Unread 08-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #225
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Went and bought a plasma cutter from a guy on CL for 300$ and it does not work. Called him back. Trading back tonight hopefully
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