the built g2 Dana 60 is 4900 before shipping and the built 44 (5.13s,arb,30 spline chromo shafts) is 2600..............
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I didn't realize how "affordable" (all things being relative!) the G2 axles were!
I mean for under 3k each you can get a complete axle with chromos, gears, and a locker. I'm not sure how much you could really save building them yourself! I may have to consider getting a matching set of 44s. Then I could get 5.38s front and rear haha!
Thinking out loud here. Using the 8.8 for reference...
New bearings, seals, cleaning up the rotors, etc- $200
Gears (installed)- $850
8.8 instal kit- $150
Diff cover- $100
My time- priceless
So right there, with just numbers pulled from the top of my head, we are sitting at $3000!
The reason I'm going through that, is I've been looking for a 44 to put in the front so I can gear past 4.88. But holy cow, by the time I get my axles where I want them to be, the G2 could have been bought and plopped in! I suppose the benefit of doing a JY axle swap is that you don't have to buy it all at once, just piece by piece, and getting the axle under the Jeep is relatively cheap, but in the end it costs just as much.
Of course there are ways to save money, but still....my own little gears are now 'a turning...