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Unread 07-06-2010, 12:25 AM   #16
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Unread 07-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #17
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Very nice rig! Inspiring.

In your profile, it says you upgraded axles to chromoly shafts. I looked and couldn't tell if you stayed with 30 front & 32 rear spline axles (stock e-locker) or did you change up to the 35 spline chromoly (and use the ARB locker)? 40" wheels on D44 is very nice.

I'm running 35" wheels & don't think I could get into Jeep with 40" wheels!
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Unread 07-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #18
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awesome. i love me some good fitment
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Unread 07-06-2010, 06:55 PM   #19
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Very nice rig! Inspiring.

In your profile, it says you upgraded axles to chromoly shafts. I looked and couldn't tell if you stayed with 30 front & 32 rear spline axles (stock e-locker) or did you change up to the 35 spline chromoly (and use the ARB locker)? 40" wheels on D44 is very nice.

I'm running 35" wheels & don't think I could get into Jeep with 40" wheels!
Still running stock Rubi lockers with chromoly shafts (Superior and Alloy USA) with stock spline counts.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #20
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looks awesome man
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Unread 07-06-2010, 07:47 PM   #21
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Planman, did you break your stock axles or just decide on beefing them up with chromos? Love the 40's, my local 4x4 parts store is also having a sale on them for $300 each but I didnt think they would work very well with the 2 doors, but with only 4" of lift they look great and doesnt make it look top heavy. Ive seen them on 4 doors before at the dunes and they looked amazing, but the guy also had D60s to go with it. His shaving job wasnt nearly as clean as yours. Just wondering how well the D44 has been hold up for large tires like those or your old 37's.

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Unread 07-06-2010, 08:32 PM   #22
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Planman, did you break your stock axles or just decide on beefing them up with chromos? Love the 40's, my local 4x4 parts store is also having a sale on them for $300 each but I didnt think they would work very well with the 2 doors, but with only 4" of lift they look great and doesnt make it look top heavy. Ive seen them on 4 doors before at the dunes and they looked amazing, but the guy also had D60s to go with it. His shaving job wasnt nearly as clean as yours. Just wondering how well the D44 has been hold up for large tires like those or your old 37's.

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No. I knew I would wheel hard with the 37s I had on before the 40s. So, I upgraded to front and rear chomoly axle shafts. The shafts held up really well to hard wheeling with the 37s. No problems.


Anyway..everything still working well.

Wish I had the hydro assist steering installed already. Psi below 10 makes it pretty hard to turn.

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Please update us if you destroy something in the axle. I would love to know just how strong it is.

I am willing to bet a chromo JK 44 is about as strong as a weaker 60.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 10:38 PM   #24
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Please update us if you destroy something in the axle. I would love to know just how strong it is.

I am willing to bet a chromo JK 44 is about as strong as a weaker 60.
Will do.

I am wheeling with spare shafts & tools just in case.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 01:01 AM   #25
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Unread 07-08-2010, 01:10 AM   #26
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Are you planning on correcting the rake, or do you like it that way? I have always thought it looked pretty sick with a small rake and a comp cut, but you haven't chopped up that much of the body.
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looks awesome hope to someday have a rig like that....
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Unread 07-08-2010, 07:43 AM   #28
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Are you planning on correcting the rake, or do you like it that way? I have always thought it looked pretty sick with a small rake and a comp cut, but you haven't chopped up that much of the body.
I realized I don't have any side view, flat ground pics, but with the addition of the 135 lbs spare and the swing arm/tire carrier, the forward rake is essentially gone. By the time I reinstall the hardtop for winter, it will be level.

This is a pic I do have:

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That’s a really cool Jeep, I like it.
How about some pics of your new rear bumper. Do you have a bit of a rattle with that huge tire on it? How about the latching system, does it seem strong enough?
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That is a great place to test. I've sat right where you are here & those are HUGE tires.
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