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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #31
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The dana 44is also a non c clip axle so repairing axle shafts is easier, and the wheel doesn't go flying when the shaft breaks like the 8.25 or d35. That's a big deal for me. Which means you can limp off the trail in front wheel drive. And 250 isn't a horrible price. I would haggle down a bit.

Don't put an 8.25 in place of a d44. The d44 will always be the superior axle, even though not by as much. The aftermarket is huge as compared to the 8.25 as well.

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Unread 04-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #32
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The dana 44is also a non c clip axle so repairing axle shafts is easier, and the wheel doesn't go flying when the shaft breaks like the 8.25 or d35. That's a big deal for me. Which means you can limp off the trail in front wheel drive. And 250 isn't a horrible price. I would haggle down a bit.

Don't put an 8.25 in place of a d44. The d44 will always be the superior axle, even though not by as much. The aftermarket is huge as compared to the 8.25 as well.
How many wheels have you seen go "flying off" due to axle shaft failure?
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Unread 04-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #33
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D35c<d35 non c clip<27sp 8.25< 29sp 8.25< d44
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Unread 04-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #34
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D35c<d35 non c clip<27sp 8.25< 29sp 8.25< d44
But were does the 8.8 come in strenghtwise?
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Unread 04-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #35
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But were does the 8.8 come in strenghtwise?
Over all of those axles that SFR listed...
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Unread 04-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #36
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Over all of those axles that SFR listed...
This.


I was just comparing axles found in xj's
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Unread 04-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #37
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Over all of those axles that SFR listed...
He's biased, he has a thing for ford axles.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 06:16 PM   #38
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How many wheels have you seen go "flying off" due to axle shaft failure?
Snap a d35c-clip/8.25 axle off road, the wheel and shaft exit the axle tube. The d44 will keep the tire in place meaning you can limp it home/off the trail. There's a few people that have a lost a shaft on the road because it was previously weakened due to offroading.
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I'm totally aware of how a c clip axle works. But you should be able to realize you broke a shaft before you get to highway speeds on the roads.
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No ****, and there are c clip eliminator kits for pretty much every axle out there.
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No ****, and there are c clip eliminator kits for pretty much every axle out there.
Have you priced them out for the 8.8? They are not what I would call cheap.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #42
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Have you priced them out for the 8.8? They are not what I would call cheap.
You can get them as low as $150. They're not expensive at all unless you're looking at the super kits.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #43
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Ok so buy the 8.25 and the c clip eliminator instead if buying the dana44, is that want you wanted to hear guys?
Damn, he's asking of he should get the dana44 or not, he has a d35, he might as well upgrade. If you have to buy an 8.25+150 c clip eliminator might as well get the d44 from the get go for the same price. Especially if axle prices in his area are high.
Plus the 8.8 is narrower, requiring the use of wheel spacers, and it requires more fab+money+parts. The 8.8 is not the holy grail, yeah it's a good axle but it's too much money/work for not-huge gains over a 44, which is still non c clip from the get go.
My friend snapped a 44 shaft offroad. Guess what he did? He drive home on fwd.
Let the flaming begin........
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i personally would not drive a broken semi float axle anywhere but right off the trail. it still has the possibility of beating the bearing and backing plate to death and still having the axle coming out of the housing while driving
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #45
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I'm totally aware of how a c clip axle works. But you should be able to realize you broke a shaft before you get to highway speeds on the roads.
It's not about breaking a shaft and then getting to highway speeds moron. I just merely explained that breaking a c clip axle on road has happened. Especially when you twist the splines and weaken it. I'm not saying I wouldn't run a c clip axle due to safety factors, but since he has the opportunity to get the 44 upgrade, why shouldn't he?
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