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Unread 09-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Rubicon 44 axles?

I have a 1998 tj that has a 350 sbc in it and the ax-15 tranny. It currently has a dana 35 rear and dana 30 front axle. The dana 35 ring and pinion is toast and I have a line on a set of rubicon 44s and also thought about just doin the 8.8 ford in the rear. I run 35 inch tires right now and do very mild trails. Would the 44s hold up with the 35s and the 350 or would I be better off with the 8.8? Any and all advice opinions or criticism would be greatly apreciated. Thanks

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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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with the Rubicon Dana 44 axles you will be fine.

with the dana 30 front and a Ford 8.8 you will be fine to. I'd add shafts to the 30.

But the Rubicon axles will bolt right up!
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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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with the Rubicon Dana 44 axles you will be fine.

with the dana 30 front and a Ford 8.8 you will be fine to. I'd add shafts to the 30.

But the Rubicon axles will bolt right up!
If they will hold up to 35s I'm going with the rubicon axles. It'll be so much easier. Thanks.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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they will but don't do jumps. or you will bend the axles.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #5
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with the Rubicon Dana 44 axles you will be fine.

with the dana 30 front and a Ford 8.8 you will be fine to. I'd add shafts to the 30.

But the Rubicon axles will bolt right up!
I agree. I would be more concerned about the Tranny but its pretty tough.
I run a rubi 44 front & 8.8 rear in an 88 xj with a stroker. Love it
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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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I agree. I would be more concerned about the Tranny but its pretty tough.
I run a rubi 44 front & 8.8 rear in an 88 xj with a stroker. Love it
Next year the tranny is gettin replaced with a th350 or th400 but I have to make this one last a little while. At least til march or April.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #7
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they will but don't do jumps. or you will bend the axles.
No jumps. Lol. At least not on purpose.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Would you guys recommend sleeving or a truss. Or should I just go with it?
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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #9
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You said mild wheeling so they should be fine. If you feel like you need or want more then truss them
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #10
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You said mild wheeling so they should be fine. If you feel like you need or want more then truss them
Alright. Thanks. I will probably just put them in for now. If I ever decide to do more offroad I can always put the truss on then.
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