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|05-24-2021 01:58 AM|
|YJ40||Yukon and Alloy USA make a locking hub kit for YJs, but it is very expensive ! A D44 swap is cheaper...|
|05-23-2021 11:12 PM|
Originally Posted by Waternut View Post
But there are some brands of hubs that are stronger than others. FWIW
|05-23-2021 06:34 PM|
Originally Posted by 80cj View Post
|05-23-2021 02:20 PM|
|80cj||Especially if running a D30, perhaps the resolution is to use a locking hub in the front axle that will act as a fuse. A lot cheaper and less labor intensive than replacing gear sets. You could carry a spare and replace hubs on the trail if you blow one.|
|05-23-2021 11:36 AM|
|05-23-2021 08:17 AM|
thats right, i have a D30HP in my YJ, and thats the picture i made. I have to replace r&p (and its ordered (summitracing Motive Gear,-> fast delivery and easy to get...)) that i can use my Jeep on the summer events. But same to you i think about an axle swap. Since some weeks i work on a D44 standart rotation and for this D44 iŽll pic the most reliable parts without bust the budget. So when the Yukon is more durable then i would spend more money but when theres no advantage then i will use the "cheaper" G2 or Dana ( not the SVL ). After the season iŽll change to the d44
Thanks for you experience to decide this...
|05-23-2021 07:57 AM|
even stock power breaks d30s. Dont take all that much power when its say 90:1 to break anything really. just get one tire in a bind and dont stop.
d30s break on 35s... rather common issue d44 will hold the 35s better JK Gear set is the strongest of the d44s. But being in clubs i see they same thing in D44 even with near a 9" ring. 37s its at red line really, but people want 40s but dont want to step up to 1 tons $$$$$$. 40s on a d44 even with all the best junk RCVs and axles and trusses and on and on still wont touch a d60 step up to the new Dana 60 UD60 and that is some real beef for stock. Biggest U joint in any 60. Ball joint is massive. better clearance tighter housing.Dana makes it a bolt on for jk junk....but Jk dana UD set cost near what a jeep used would cost... might as well build a buggy and toss the jeep. Better yet buy a used Buggy someone is done wheeling.
|05-23-2021 07:35 AM|
Using a hefty chunk of generality, bigger tires are harder on axles while bigger engine power is harder on ring and pinions. If you already broke your ring and pinion on your D30, you will most likely break them again so stay away from the cheaper gears. Most gear manufacturers have an "economy line" where they can sell slightly lower quality gears at a discount price for the people who aren't towing or pushing their gearsets. Dana SVL is that economy line for Dana.
I also broke a R&P on 35" tires with my V8. I also broke the ring gear and not the pinion. With an 8.8 rear and D30 front with chromo axles, your weakest link is your R&P. I thought long and hard about replacing gears in my D30 but ultimately chose to swap the front axle since I knew it would just happen again. I didn't see anyone else say it but if you have a YJ D30, you have reverse rotation gears.
|05-23-2021 07:15 AM|
|fishadventure||I would just buy the Dana|
|05-23-2021 02:50 AM|
What is with Dana SVL? Found them on Rockauto...Dana and Dana SVL
And is Yukon (385$) worth the price compared to others G2 / Dana ~200$ ?
|05-22-2021 04:55 PM|
Originally Posted by jeep_boy02 View Post
|05-22-2021 03:47 PM|
More teeth on the pinion means a smaller pinion which equates to less strength. As long as they're a reputable brand(Nitro, Dana, US gear, Yukon, G2) you're safe. No names made in India, China, etc are just paper weights. I had a set made off shore once and they wouldn't even set up right. Never tried them on the street or trail cause they wouldn't produce a good contact pattern. Played with them everyday for 2 weeks, ordered a set from US gear and they set right up in 30 mins.
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|05-22-2021 01:56 PM|
|05-22-2021 01:22 PM|
|80cj||My preference would be Dana Spicer. I had a Jeep with a Dana 27 front and Dana 44 rear. The front was 39/8 and the rear was 44/9. Apparently Dana decided that those combinations are best for those ring and pinion sizes.|
|05-22-2021 09:09 AM|
|YJ40||Next question, i found r&p with 4.88 and 4.89, means 9:44 and 8:39 teeths. I would think more teeths on the pinion means more contact with ringgearteeths...? right..? more durability?|
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