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post #1 of 36 Old 09-17-2017, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Whats going price on TJ Rubi D44 axle

Upgrading axles and just curious what the going rate on TJ Rubicon D44 rear axle is going for these days?


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post #2 of 36 Old 09-17-2017, 11:07 AM
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Rubicon axles almost always trade as a set, so there aren't a lot of data points for rear only. Sets tend to go for $2500-3000 or even more. Not worth it in my opinion when I can get a non-Rubicon d44 rear for 800 and an hp30 for a couple hundred. Can build those up pretty nicely for same total cost. The Rubi axles just aren't that great. The front has D30 outers, the lockers are ok although the rear is prone to failure and the gearing is still too high for most oversized tires.
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Thanks biff, sorry I didn't word that right. I have a D44 and I'm upgrading to a Currie 9" so just wanted to know what kind of price to put on my rubi d44.

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Skip the Rubicon front axle and build yourself a D44 from a Wagoneer. You'll have the added benefit of larger brakes, better ball joints, locking hubs with better bearings, and a stronger housing.

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88Hatchy I already have a terraflex D44 going in the front....both axles came out of a JK

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Thanks biff, sorry I didn't word that right. I have a D44 and I'm upgrading to a Currie 9" so just wanted to know what kind of price to put on my rubi d44.
$1200+ where I live.

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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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Just curious but what would a good asking price be for my axles? Rubicon d44 front and rear, 5.38s, factory lockers, only 65k miles, revolution shafts front and rear, upgraded brackets, and the locker pumps?

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Just curious but what would a good asking price be for my axles? Rubicon d44 front and rear, 5.38s, factory lockers, only 65k miles, revolution shafts front and rear, upgraded brackets, and the locker pumps?
As mentioned above people get 2500-3000 for OEM set and you have re-geared and upgraded shafts. But as mentioned above, there is good argument that those prices the OEM sets go for are stupid. At the end of the day something, OEM axles or yours or widgets, are worth what someone else will pay for them.
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Skip the Rubicon front axle and build yourself a D44 from a Wagoneer. You'll have the added benefit of larger brakes, better ball joints, locking hubs with better bearings, and a stronger housing.
Why do we keep having to do this? Yes the brakes are larger. They still suck. What makes the ball joints better? Yes, you get locking hubs at the expense of trying to find decent bearing hubs, a lot more maintenance and the Dana 44 bearings aren't any better than a unit bearing. I've never had Dana 44 bearing sets go as long as a quality unit bearing and always with a lot more maintenance. Don't forget that you also have to swap rims and that has to be factored in as does a decent bracket kit.

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Completely agree MrBlain!

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Are you going to shave the bottom of that 9"?...
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Negatory Knucklehead, it's the custom built 9"
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Are you going to shave the bottom of that 9"?...
Fabricated 9" housings don't have to be shaved. They are already as streamlined as they can be. But feel free to post whore one of your favorite pictures again.
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Post whore.....

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Why do we keep having to do this? Yes the brakes are larger. They still suck. What makes the ball joints better? Yes, you get locking hubs at the expense of trying to find decent bearing hubs, a lot more maintenance and the Dana 44 bearings aren't any better than a unit bearing. I've never had Dana 44 bearing sets go as long as a quality unit bearing and always with a lot more maintenance. Don't forget that you also have to swap rims and that has to be factored in as does a decent bracket kit.
I keep saying that because all the points are valid. It even costs less than building a Rubcon housing, even when you add the bracket kit. I know you can't sell a big brake kit to people with this housing, but that doesn't change reality.

Also, people almost always swap rims when they get bigger tires, so that expense is the same.

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