I have a front rubi d44 that was purchased as a bare housing from OK4wd a number of years ago (not by me - I bought the housing from someone else). It was never installed when I got it, but I was given the stock mopar shafts (30 spline inners - 27 spline outers) for the rubi and I bought an ARB to put in it, but soon learned it was a bit of a nightmare to have installed due to the rubi housings being cut slightly wider than a regular D44 housing. Had to use some shims for lat 70's Ford from spicer to take up the extra room, which also displaced the carrier slightly to the driver's side, requiring the shorter axle shaft to be shorted about 1/8" (with a grinder). Other than that, it's worked out fine, but I never went over 34" LTB's on it.
Just remember that the only difference between the rubi axle and stock D30's is the center differential section. The axle tubes, brackets and knuckles are the same. Some of the aftermarket companies might use thicker tubes, but you'd have to specifically ask about it.
I did have some minor clearance issues with a rock crusher diff cover (or solid) and rugged ridge heavy duty steering kit (which is a crappy design). I ground some of the letters down, thats how close the tie rod was to the diff cover, and it still would come in contact with full wheel lock in either direction.
'00 TJ Sahara (RC 4" LA kit)
'06 Grand Cherokee Limited
'07 Ram 1500 quad cab
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