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Unread 07-03-2007, 04:06 AM   #1
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is anyone running 37's or bigger on dana 44s

im wondering what problems youve had if any. I was thinking about upgrading to dana 60's by dynatrac i have built dana 44's right now and i would like to use the money on a motor swap just looking to here the goods and bads

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Unread 07-03-2007, 04:54 AM   #2
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TJGreg on this forum has the stock Rubicon axles pushing 36s. And I can vouch that he wheels his rig plenty hard. You'll be fine if you have two built 44s.
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Unread 07-03-2007, 06:13 AM   #3
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if you run 37s on some 44s and then do a motor swap they will snap for sure
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Unread 07-03-2007, 06:36 AM   #4
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if you run 37s on some 44s and then do a motor swap they will snap for sure

That is a pretty bold statement!

What kind of 44's?

Is it a Rubicon 44?

Is it a real 44?

Cromo shafts?
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Unread 07-03-2007, 06:53 AM   #5
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A friend of mine runs 38.5" Boggers on D44s.

The rear is a stock Rubi axle and the front is a narowed high pinion from a late 70s Ford.

The Rubi locker has given him some problems but nothing major (air line inside the diff). In the front he blows a hub pretty much everytime we go out but its an easy fix and its a good place to have the weak link. He usually carries 3 or 4 spares.

Oh, this is behind an I6 TJ that has a 75 horse shot of nitrous on it and he runs it pretty hard.
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Unread 07-04-2007, 06:35 AM   #6
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hey thanks guys

my dana 44's are built buy alloy usa there not stock i drive an 03 wrangler x but im not going to do the motor swap i thank im going to get it painted and get an atlas thinks guys
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Unread 07-04-2007, 11:02 AM   #7
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D44s will hold 37's just fine. Just drive smart.
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a guy in my club runs rubi 44s with chromos and 37s and 5.13s. I run my D30 with chromos and my rear 44 with 36s.
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I run 36x13.50 Iroks (measure 36.8") on the Rubi 44's with 5.13's and Alloy F/R axle shafts with no issues. Stock shafts won't live, I wrung a set 1/4 turn at the splines.

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That is a pretty bold statement!

What kind of 44's?

Is it a Rubicon 44?

Is it a real 44?

Cromo shafts?
ya thats true...but if IM doing a motor swap they will snap for sure
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Unread 07-07-2007, 07:03 PM   #11
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I'm running 38s with a full detroit and hit the trails alot sence they are just 12mi from my house.
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Unread 07-07-2007, 08:04 PM   #12
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One thing about some Dana 44 front axles, which includes the Rubicon's front Dana 44, is that they still use the Dana 30's outer knuckles and ball joints. Those particular components are not really up to 37" tires, at least not in the long term.
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