CJ7 WT Dana 44 & 30 (Re)Build
Ok, so I have a set of Dana 44 and Dana 30 out of a 1986 CJ7 that I'm going to have rebuilt for my 1985 CJ7. They currently are setup with 3.73 axle ratios and I intend to raise this to 4.56 to turn a set of 33" or possibly 35" tires. I got what I felt was a good deal on both ($350) so am figuring to rebuild, regear and possibly lock both without compromising access to my daily driver.
Firstly, I was thinking of sourcing most of the rebuild components from Superior Axle; what is the consensus on Superior Axle Quality??
Ring & Pinion ~ $180
Master Overhaul ~$110
Ring & Pinion ~$160
Master Overhaul ~$90
(I believe the 3.73 carrier is sufficient for 4.56 Ring and Pinion?)
While this is being done I'm tempted to also replace the axle shafts with some blingy chrome-moly types too. Lifetime warranty...
Chrome-Moly Dana 44 Rear Axle from Superior Axles ~ $360
Regarding Lockers, I'm thinking of an ARB air locker for the D44... ~$750-800? Offset by the lack of a new differential carrier ($50-150?)...
I haven't decided if the D30 is worth locking and upgrading to chrome-moly as well. Suggestions?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland w/ 3.0L CRD & QDII):
Installed: GDE Hot Tune,CB DPF Delete Pipe, 285/70/17 GY Duratracs, 4" SuperLift
ARB Winch Bumper, Crawler Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier
1985 Jeep CJ7:
105k miles, 4.0L H.O. I6, AX-15, Dana 300, 4" BDS, Moser 1-pieces, Detroit AMC 20, Truetrac Dana 30, 4.56 regear, 33x12.50x15 BFG MTs