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post #1 of 90 Old 01-25-2009, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Waggy 44 into tj/yj

I am thinking about getting a waggy 44 front and putting in the front of my tj. I know that there is alot of info out there on this. I wanted to hear from guys that have done this or are running this set up. I am running 35s and really have no desire to go any better. i have no real problems with running a 30. but i want to lock it, and i would like the added strength of the bigger ring gear, and stronger tubes. I was considering going with a hp30 but i am thinking this might be better time and money spent. I know that the wheel pattern is different. i am not really worried about it. i read somewhere that someone said that waggy shafts are weaker the d30 shafts, is this true? any help would be great, thanks

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or should i try and get a hp? what you guys think
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Ive herd good things about the waggy 44. My buddies doing that swap right now into his Tj running 35s
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yaeh this looks like it might be the route to go
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post #5 of 90 Old 01-25-2009, 04:05 PM
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I have a wagoneer front in my TJ, was not real hard to install but you will need to have some fabrication equipment to install all of the brackets
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yaeh i am not worried about the bracketry, just basically wanting to know if its a good upgrade with out any real cons. other then the wheel pattern
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is this what i would buy if i wanted a shaft upgrade?

http://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/superi...er-p-1614.html
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Waggy shafts are not weaker than D 30 shafts. What are you running in the rear?

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ford 8.8 31 spline version
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post #10 of 90 Old 01-25-2009, 05:19 PM
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you can get alloy 8.8 shafts with the same bolt pattern as the waggy. the HP axle crowd would probably poo-poo it, but i know plenty of guys that are doing it.

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you can get alloy 8.8 shafts with the same bolt pattern as the waggy. the HP axle crowd would probably poo-poo it, but i know plenty of guys that are doing it.
nice i like that idea. are they made by superior? they also make spacers to convert it. but the ones from adapt it would be 200. so might as well put that money towards the shafts.

so your saying it will be a good strength upgrade?

anyone know the tube thickness off hand? thanks
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I've thought about going this route, but front and rear. I've got a friend with a Waggy that I could buy cheap because it is just sitting on his property in Virginia.

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the 44 shafts and 30 shafts use the same ujoints

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the 44 shafts and 30 shafts use the same ujoints
This is false. Unless you are talking about a Rubi D44.

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I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
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you can get alloy 8.8 shafts with the same bolt pattern as the waggy. the HP axle crowd would probably poo-poo it, but i know plenty of guys that are doing it.
dont mean to be helpless, but can you show me
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