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post #1 of 21 Old 07-17-2017, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1998 tj jeep wrangler was looking to put a 4.5" lift kit on it. I wasn't to sure what all that I needed as well as the kit itself if anyone knows and could help me out. I already have a new rear axle and am looking for a new front axle because I've read that the axle shafts on dana 30's and dana 35's tend to break.

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post #2 of 21 Old 07-17-2017, 01:20 AM
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Welcome to JF. It really depends what you use your Jeep for and how much money you want to spend. Savvy/Currie if you have deep pockets. Zone 4.25" combo lift if you don't.

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Why also would he need a rare as hen's teeth Dana 44 out of another TJ which will eventually lead to him swapping in a POS 8.8 because he can't find one?
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Let's back up and ask what size tire you want to run and what your budget is.
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Yes, biff is exactly right. A lot more info is needed for us to give you good advice here.
What is your goal tire size?
What type of wheeling do you want to do?
What is your budget?
A lot of people have made the TJ front D30 work and live with some upgrades under a lot of conditions.
It will also help if you fill in the Jeep info in your profile so we know more about what you're working with.


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A set of chromos would help with the front. So far my d30 has held up pretty well minus a cracked control arm bracket. A d44 is made from the same stock, but a little bit bigger R&P and 30 spline shafts.

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post #6 of 21 Old 07-17-2017, 01:25 PM
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With that much lift you will HAVE to get a CV (Double Carden) drive shaft and a SYE (Slip Yoke Eliminator) to compensate for the new angle of the drive shaft
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post #7 of 21 Old 07-17-2017, 01:46 PM
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I have a 1998 tj jeep wrangler was looking to put a 4.5" lift kit on it. I wasn't to sure what all that I needed as well as the kit itself if anyone knows and could help me out. I already have a new rear axle and am looking for a new front axle because I've read that the axle shafts on dana 30's and dana 35's tend to break.

of you want tires that need that much lift and you have a dana 35 you are looking for trouble.


I would think harder about upgrading your rear end before getting larger tires that you would need a 4.5 inch lift for.

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Sorry I failed to mention I just got a jk dana 44 with all chromoly parts and 4.88 gear ratio.
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Tire size and budget

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Let's back up and ask what size tire you want to run and what your budget is.
I just bought an all chromoly jk dana 44 with 4.88 gear ratio and was looking to run 35" tires.
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What is your intended usage of the Jeep and what kind of budget are you looking at?
What is your mechanical skill level? How much of the work will you be able to do yourself?


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I just bought an all chromoly jk dana 44 with 4.88 gear ratio and was looking to run 35" tires.
This is a front or rear D44?
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And know that the JK is not bolt in...

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And know that the JK is not bolt in...
Absolutely, in particular if it is a front.
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Yes, biff is exactly right. A lot more info is needed for us to give you good advice here.
What is your goal tire size?
What type of wheeling do you want to do?
What is your budget?
A lot of people have made the TJ front D30 work and live with some upgrades under a lot of conditions.
It will also help if you fill in the Jeep info in your profile so we know more about what you're working with.
X2 on the D30 up front. Are you going to rock crawl very hard, or are you mostly in sugarsand/mud? Are you going to run a locker in the front? This might get us a better idea of if the D30 swap is necessary or if you can get away with building up your current 30. C gussets and chromo shafts can go a long way with a D30 upfront.
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C gussets and chromo shafts can go a long way with a D30 upfront.
C gussets in TJ D30s are not necessary. TJ D30s lived for years without anyone even considering gussets. JKs come along with bigger Cs, wider axles and more weight (i.e. greater leverage) and start having problems and suddenly TJ people think more is better. How often do you really hear about bent Cs in a TJ?
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