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Unread 02-17-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Axles Available Now!!! Need help determining if they will be appropriate for build.

So I've been offered a few axles by someone locally. I've got a 95 Jeep I'll be doing a total rebuild on and dropping a 308 bhp, 479 lft-lb engine in it (diesel).

What I need to know is if any of these axles would hold up to that sort of power (+/- upgrades)....
  1. GM 10 bolt front, welded with 5.38 gears, heavy duty tie rod with hydro assist tabs, flattop knuckles both milled and drilled, no calipers and missing the hub/rotor from one side : $125
  2. Driverside drop waggy 6 lug 44 NON FLATTOP knuckled, missing the longside shafts and no calipers , stock gears $100
  3. Centered drop rear waggy 44, partially disassembled, no brakes $100
  4. Offset 44 rear with tubes that are trashed, and 1 broken shaft no brakes but it has 5.38's and a spool in it as well as heavy duty diff cover $100


OR $300 for it all.

I was looking at either Dana 44 or 8.8 or 9 swap hoping to not have to cut the axles. Any of these good candidates?

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Unread 02-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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I'd be running 35s/37s. Not sure exactly what diff setup I'd be going just yet.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 05:53 PM   #3
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Also since I'm looking at 35s/37s, I wasn't sure that the non-flattop was an issue since I'm not going crazy high lift wise. Just wasn't sure which of the rear options I should go with, if any?
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Unread 02-23-2014, 05:07 PM   #4
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I am no expert, but with almost 500lb/ft of torque and 37's I would say no. I am thinking you need something more like D60's or 14 bolt.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 05:37 PM   #5
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I am no expert, but with almost 500lb/ft of torque and 37's I would say no. I am thinking you need something more like D60's or 14 bolt.
I agree. At least go to a beefier rear axle. You can buy 14 bolts for less than $200. D60 fronts are another story, though.
The engine in my project made 370 hp and 408 lb. ft. of torque on the engine dyno, so I ditched my D44 rear axle and replaced it with a 14 bolt. Since I sunk a bunch of coin into a Waggy 44 front axle, I'm stuck with it for a while, but someday I'll replace it with a D60.
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