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Old 10-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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regear, axles, later v8?

01 TJ, 4.0 for now on 33s I just purchased an 8.8 and debating to regear front dana 30 or keep shopping for dana 44? I was looking at 4.56 gears but in future will be doing v8 swap and possible 35s Any suggestions would be great! thx

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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IS the Dana 30 OK for v8 AND 35s or would the carrier & gears be wasted money down the road? Mostly backroads and mild offroad use

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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I have 30/35 combo with 35/1250s and gearing is 410s.

at 70 mph im at 2200 rpms and im with a 5.3 v8

my trans is a Ax5
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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My opinion is the D30 would be fine for what your describing. I would leave it open or run a selectable locker. I run 35x13.50 currently. I havent had any problems and I climb everything that looks like a challenge. HP D30 front and D35 rear with yukon axles and spartan locker. I have the 8.8 for when the 35 goes but it hasnt yet... I think auto trannys are a lot easier on differentials as well.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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If you found a HP D30 for a great deal it wouldnt hurt... I think then you would also have the CAD and could use a cable actuator like a selectable locker. If you wanted to run a locker... I could be totally off track here.lol
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