This is an article I read often when I think about upgrading to 44... although the article IS about a HP 30 out of a Charokee, it might help you a bit.
Jeep Drivetrain Components - Jp Magazine
I would say if you are set on the 30, and have the funds, I'd go with the 30 spline!!!
... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….
2005 Wrangler X 4.0/6 speed, Dana 30/Ford 8.8--4.88--Eaton E-Lockers, 35" MT/R, Smittybilt bumpers/rockers/winch, SonicFab tire carrier, RE 3.5 springs, Zone 1.25 BL, FullTraction 3 link upper rear, RE super flex lower rears, UCF ultra high skid and lo/pro mount, brown dog mml.
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