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Unread 03-24-2014, 12:45 PM   #16
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Currently I only have Dana 33's I was looking at the Dana 44's to drive the bigger tires but if I stay a smaller like the 33's you think I still need to get a stronger axel?
Eh, you have a Dana 30 in the front. You have either a Dana 35 or 44 in the rear.

The D35 is not a good axle to throw large tires or lockers at.

The other two are OK.


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Unread 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #17
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Currently I only have Dana 33's I was looking at the Dana 44's to drive the bigger tires but if I stay a smaller like the 33's you think I still need to get a stronger axel?
There is no such thing as Dana 33's. You most likely have a Dana 35 rear axle, and a Dana 30 front axle. If you stay on 33's, those will be ok. You step up to 35's and that Dana 35 rear axle will be at it's breaking point.
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Currently I only have Dana 33's I was looking at the Dana 44's to drive the bigger tires but if I stay a smaller like the 33's you think I still need to get a stronger axel?
You have a Dana 30 in the front and probably a Dana 35 in the rear. As long as you don't drive like an idiot they should be OK with 33s, although I would not lock the D35 with any size tire.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 01:37 PM   #19
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If I do plan/ever get to putting lockers on do I have to do it to both the front and back or would I be able to get away with only one?
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If I do plan/ever get to putting lockers on do I have to do it to both the front and back or would I be able to get away with only one?
It's completely up to you. The front and rear axles are completely separate from one another. You could lock both, just the front, or just the rear. However, BOTH axles must be geared to the same ratio or your drivetrain will explode the instant you put it in 4WD. Obviously, this only matters if you get into regearing the axles to compensate for larger tires.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 02:00 PM   #21
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I think a good place to start with would be to add a 2" budget boost and 1.25" body lift, add some 33's and drive it, see what you think. If you want more off road capability then add a lockright style locker to the front end. This is relatively inexpensive, if you want to go bigger later you can sell the budget boost, and be out only a small amount. A TJ with 33's and some lockers is pretty dang capable, and you would probably be really surprised at where it will take you.
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