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post #1 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Axle upgrading

I want to upgrade my jeep stock axles. I not sure on what is the best course of action is. I have got 35"x 12.5 tires and had them for about a year on my stock gears. should i upgrade the components or get dana 44s axle assemblies .... i am trying to take care of my front axle and my rear. and to top it off my front axle control arm brackets i had remade due to an accident so that makes me wanna replace the axle to begin with.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 11:38 AM
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Your easiest and cheapest option would be to upgrade the front axle to an XJ Dana 30 high pinion and the rear to a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8. You can try and find a Rubi 44 front but they're really not that much stronger and anyone with one is more than likely going to want a small fortune for it.

I had a factory 44 in the rear and I'm in the process of building a HP 30 for the front. It's not bullet proof but it's going to be a huge improvement over the stock LP 30
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 03:18 PM
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East Coast Gear 8.8 and don't look back. Some Chrome shafts for the front.

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 04:23 PM
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Well unless he keeps factory gearing he's still going to need gears for the front, which means he may need a new carriers if he goes much higher/lower. If he does chromoly shafts he still has a weaker LP 30 ring and pinion, and should probably do new seals and bearings at the same time. I personally wouldn't waste any money on a LP 30...especially money for chromoly shafts. Just my $.02
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 04:28 PM
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Here's the perfect front axle for that setup:
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by biffgnar View Post
Here's the perfect front axle for that setup:
Not sure what more you could do to a HP30? Perhaps some paint?

That would be a nice axle to have...
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