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post #1 of 11 Old 06-15-2017, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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dana 44 r/axle with 3:21 ratio

i have a 08 2dr wrangler x manual tran. v6 with a dana 44 rear 3:21 ratio gears
there is a person selling a complete dana 44 rear axle with 3:73 gears (2015 year model) .

my question is will this swap out with out going into a lot of other costly expenditures
just a fast swap out
from what i can see in picture is all i need to add is the drums/brakes

price is 450.00 for complete axle deal or not??

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-15-2017, 02:28 PM
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It's a pretty straight forward swap.

You still need to re-gear your front axle though too, so you need to budget for that.

For the money your going to spend to run 3.73s, your not really getting much for your money. You didn't mention what size tire your running, but you would be better off re-gearing your axles to at minimum 4.10 and preferably 4.56.

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275/65/18 size tires , if i need to regear my front ( i have a dana 30 ) solid front axle
not really going to the rocks just wanted more power

what would re-gearing the front cost ?

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Its not an IF you regear front. The ratios MUST match.

Your front has the small carrier so you have to change carrier, gears and I would also replace bearings and seals. 11-1300 is reasonable.
Doubt you will feel much WOW difference going up one set so as slade mentions, may want to consider regearing what you already have.

450 plus 1300 gets you to 1750 (plus fluids) and only one end warrantied. I paid 2100 for both ends with full warranty...
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You can get front and rear R&P gear sets with master install kits for $500-$600(mail order). The same gears and instal kits at a shop/garage could cost you $800-$1200. Labor varies quite a bit from about $250-300 per axle on the low end to $700-$800 per axle on the high end.

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thanks all i got the answers i was looking for . lots of knowledge here

still recouping from the , wheels/tires /bumper/winch

i now see what jeep stands for : Just Empty Every Pocket (i saw this here somewhere or elsewhere )

will see after my ELK trip this coming fall in Colorado ( still have to put up funds for hunt !!!!)
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I got lucky. I had 4.56 gears installed both axles with the front replacement carrier for $1300.

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thanks all i got the answers i was looking for . lots of knowledge here

still recouping from the , wheels/tires /bumper/winch

i now see what jeep stands for : Just Empty Every Pocket (i saw this here somewhere or elsewhere )

will see after my ELK trip this coming fall in Colorado ( still have to put up funds for hunt !!!!)
I thought I would chime in a little. Just thinking that if you're going to regear at some point down the road, you might want to seriously consider going to 4.10 instead of 3.73. It won't cost you any more, but you will notice a big difference, especially with any tires larger than stock.

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I thought I would chime in a little. Just thinking that if you're going to regear at some point down the road, you might want to seriously consider going to 4.10 instead of 3.73. It won't cost you any more, but you will notice a big difference, especially with any tires larger than stock.
thank you for that bit of info , I will truly consider that gear ratio (4.10) will look into it next spring hopefully when I have more mulla
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