Originally Posted by Spieg8
Thanks for the input. I'm kind of torn right now. I was planning to beef up the D30 this winter with some 30 spline alloy shafts and ARB air locker. So the only real advantage left for the D44 would be stronger R&P gears. The cost of narrowing and re-gearing the D44 would probably be more than a set of 30 spline shafts for the D30. I hate decisions!!
Depending how hard you are on it, I'd still do the swap. Upgraded shafts make the R&P the next point of failure (especally with a locker) so you'd likely be redoing gears either way if you really abuse it. If you just trail ride and don't go much beyond moderate trails you'll probably be fine with what you got.
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