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post #1 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Front axle upgrade?

I'm considering future upgrades, or maybe repairs, for when I blow the stock 30 in my TJ.

I'm wanting to eventually install ARBs front and rear and get rid of the Spartan I currently have installed, but, I don't want to drop the coin into a D30 if I'm just going to blow it apart.

I think/hope I'm good with the D44 rear.

Is the Rubi 44 an improvement at all over the 30? Or should I look for an actual D44?

And no, I don't want/need to go to 60's, I just can't see me needing those. One of these days, maybe, just not anytime soon.



ETA, I plan on 4.88 gears also, so it'll be one of those mods that's gonna have to be done all at once to do it right. Of course that means a big chunk of money all at once too.


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You could ask it nicely to move over. When that doesn't work, get a bar or 2x4 and ask it again.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 11:36 AM
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Depends on your plans for the jeep. Personally, always thought the Rubi D44s weren't worth what people seem to pay for them (in particular in the front where outers are the same as D30). I really like my F9 setup if you've never looked at those. If you want to stick with a nice D30, I have an HP30 I will be listing in the classifieds soon - 4.88, ARB, Superior Evo shafts, Vanco BBk, etc.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Although perfectly acceptable as a DD, It is primarily a trail rig. It sees pavement to and from the trail, and the occasional jaunt somewhere. It is nowhere near a DD, but I do want to keep it semi-legal.

F9... 9"? No, I hadn't considered a 9", although maybe I should have.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 11:47 AM
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An HP30 is a good, cheap upgrade.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 11:48 AM
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F9... 9"? No, I hadn't considered a 9", although maybe I should have.
F9 = Fabricated 9". Look at Currie or Spidertrax as examples. Actually there was a nice Spider 9 rear for sale in classifieds recently. Needed the third member but that's easy to add.

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