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Unread 04-29-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Help With Axle Swaps!!

Alright guys over the next year or so i plan on doing plenty of work on my jeep! in the end i want 5.5 Xfactor Rock Krawler with 37s. but before i want to beef everything up. First off i would like to get my axles done. I was thinking HP30 Front and Ford 8.8 in back with upgraded axle shafts and 4.88 gearing and OX lockers. please put in any input and opinions. The only thing i worried about is the 37s. I dont do anything real heavy mostly light to mild. I live in Southeastern USA so not too much rock crawling. im open to any opinions.
Thanks! oh and i have a 2003 TJ stock as far as engine and drivetrain.

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Unread 04-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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IMHO, you may need to look for different axles. I think that a HP30 would definitely be past maxed out, even with alloy shafts, running 37's and locked. Again, that is my opinion.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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I heard the HP30 is stronger and a D44? Is this true. I know several people that run 37s on stock d30. But I don't wanna do that I at least wanted to go up to a built HP30 or D44. Somebody has have to run this combo.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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I'd have to say A HPdana 30 maybe = to a Dana 44 but not stronger.
A Dana 30 has 27 splines
a Dana 44 has 30 splines and a bigger ring and pinion.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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stick with 35s on that setup or just get a 9" front
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Unread 04-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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9 up font and a 8.8 in the back? Ok I'll look into that, and they'll both run 37s lockers and 4.88?
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I'd have to say A HPdana 30 maybe = to a Dana 44 but not stronger.
A Dana 30 has 27 splines
a Dana 44 has 30 splines and a bigger ring and pinion.
How many splines in a Dana 35? I need to get new axle shafts lol Just want make sure I'm getting the right size thanks
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how many splines in a dana 35? I need to get new axle shafts lol just want make sure i'm getting the right size thanks
27
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:28 AM   #9
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How many splines in a Dana 35? I need to get new axle shafts lol Just want make sure I'm getting the right size thanks
Go look at the Ford 8.8 at East coast gear supply and compare prices to upgraded shafts! It's not much difference. Save up a lil more and get the basic ford rear end and build it when you can that's my plans.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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I'd do a waggy front end they come in pumkin DS and pass side axles.
That's a dana 44
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