12-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gladstone, Michigan
Pre-built Dana 44s for CJ Jeeps
Pre-built Dana 44s w/ disc brakes for CJ Jeeps
Okay, I realize that going out and buying pre-built Dana 44s for your CJ Jeep is taking the easy way out for some people. I’m wondering if anyone has experience with:
Or… if there were other suggestions?
12-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , North Central Arizona
Don't be too hard on yourself. MANY of us given the opportunity and the money would HAPPILY pay for a factory fresh set of axles with everything set and guaranteed to be in spec!
Yeah we do like to work on our Jeeps but...
Many times we're fixing because that's what we could afford
We'd prefer to do the puttering stuff, not the heavy stuff
We'd also prefer that while we do enjoy working on them, we'd rather spend hours than days doing it.
We're a mix here. Some guys live to work on their Jeeps and some guys live to putter on their Jeeps. No shame in either,
12-12-2012, 05:49 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago area
I have dealt with Sams and they are a good shop.
12-12-2012, 05:52 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: worcester, Ma
or you could do a Scout 2 Dana 44 front cut 3 5/8"
or a Waggy front end (gotta find the right years)
Rubicon Rich ,05 TJ Rubicon: PatriotJeepers.com
86 CJ7 258,T18,Scout Dana300,twin sticks,Dana44's,4W Disc, locked,35's,YORK OBA,Warn 8274,fullcage.
51 M100 1/4 ton Jeep trailer
12-12-2012, 06:22 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert, CO
When you factor in all the costs and time of finding a quality set of used axles, or upgrading the factory axles, that price isn't horrible, IMO. Especially with a warranty.
Of course, few CJ owners can justify spending as much on their axles as their entire rig is worth.
I'm saving your link for future consideration. The axles are the last thing on my CJ list. After reading numerous axle re-building threads, and all the headaches that go along with that task, I'm leaning towards your route.
12-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Scottdale, Pa
If you have the means to take that road, why not. My wife would string me up by my acorns
if I spent that much on the Jeep, but if I could, I would.
78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear