On to Phase 2 of my build (current phase). Originally I started my axle swap with a Dana 60 rear and Dana 44 Front that I got a killer deal on. After I got them home and upon further inspection there were a lot of things that I did not want to deal with while swapping the D60/D44 under my TJ so I decided to sell them and do something that had a little less wear and tear.
Some may wonder why I did not stick with the D60 for the rear... the real reason is the axle I purchase was just cut to narrow. it only measured 56" WMS to WMS. I did not realize this at the time that I bought it or I never would have picked it up. The guys I bought it from gave me a really good deal on the 44 and the 60 so I felt good about snagging them regardless if I was going to use them or not. I knew I could sell them again if I ended up not going this direction.
Anyways, I called around to all the shops in Utah to see what they had laying around, and I ended up finding a brand new set of Rubicon 44s that Dixie 4 Wheel Drive in St George, UT had just take out of a 2014 JKU Rubi (200 Mi)! After a lot of thought and consideration I decided this was the best route for my build and the way I use my Jeep. Plus, I love the fact that they are 65" WMS to WMS!!!