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Old 12-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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Dana 44, or 60 axles front/rear

Looking for stronger axles then the 30/35. in the FL area but anything south east will do.

also have dana 30/35 with 4.56 gears and Detroit lockers front and rear (front Trutrac) to trade/offer/sell. let me know!

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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Would axles out of a 95 dodge ram 1500 work for you? I believe they are the dana 44 front and 9.25 rear. My uncle is parting out his truck (blown motor). Just figured I'd throw it out there.
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Would axles out of a 95 dodge ram 1500 work for you? I believe they are the dana 44 front and 9.25 rear. My uncle is parting out his truck (blown motor). Just figured I'd throw it out there.
Thanks but picked up a set of 44's with 4.88 posi front and rear.
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What size tires are you plan on running?
35's and down run a lp or hp 30 (hp is a little stonger and came from xj's). Just upgrade stock steering, upgrade brakes, trac bar, and chormo shafts for 35's. 33's and down you can do some of that if the budget allows.

I run get an 8.8 from an explorer to run in the rear. It is cheaper than a D44 and stronger. Some 8.8's came with a factory slip and 4.10's.

Now a D60 is good for anything over 37's. You will run into clearance problems with anything smaller and not to mention it is just flat out an overkill. 14B is great in the rear if you are running tires that require tons.
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What size tires are you plan on running?
35's and down run a lp or hp 30 (hp is a little stonger and came from xj's). Just upgrade stock steering, upgrade brakes, trac bar, and chormo shafts for 35's. 33's and down you can do some of that if the budget allows.

I run get an 8.8 from an explorer to run in the rear. It is cheaper than a D44 and stronger. Some 8.8's came with a factory slip and 4.10's.

Now a D60 is good for anything over 37's. You will run into clearance problems with anything smaller and not to mention it is just flat out an overkill. 14B is great in the rear if you are running tires that require tons.
I got axles tires and rims are a sweet cost (1300). There 44 front with a 8.8 rear posi front and rear and 4.88 gears. I'm gonna go cromo for sure with the shafts and most likely the steering too. The tires are on 17x10 with 42" Goodyear kevlars. Now, I'm not wheeling with the 42's haha but I'm sticking with a set of 37"s on the new set up. Rock Krawler sending the 5.5 LA kit so I'm doing the axle swap and lift all together
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You better sleeve and trust the front without doubt and then truss the rear. You are asking a lot of those axles. Even mall crawling is gonna eat that 44 up. Ball joints and brakes aren't going to like it.
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37's on a 44? Damnnnn
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Yeah Rock Krawler sends trusses with the lift kit. Ive ran 37"s with the 30/35 and they held up pretty well but that's asking way too much for them axles, I want to go 1 ton I do, but it's still my daily driver and I'm only a college kid ha. With the right set up I'll be fine with the 44 and 8.8.. My jeeps everything but a mall crawler haha
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Yeah Rock Krawler sends trusses with the lift kit. Ive ran 37"s with the 30/35 and they held up pretty well but that's asking way too much for them axles, I want to go 1 ton I do, but it's still my daily driver and I'm only a college kid ha. With the right set up I'll be fine with the 44 and 8.8.. My jeeps everything but a mall crawler haha
You running open or locked diff's. That will make a lot of differance. If you are on a collge budget (been there and done that) then I would go with 35's only. Those 37 can break something easy and then you will be walking to where ever since it's gonna cost a pile to pretty much replace the axle.
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You running open or locked diff's. That will make a lot of differance. If you are on a collge budget (been there and done that) then I would go with 35's only. Those 37 can break something easy and then you will be walking to where ever since it's gonna cost a pile to pretty much replace the axle.
Right now they have posi front and rear. I'm gonna put a Detroit in the rear tho in a month or two. Not a fan of rear posi. 35's aren't an option. I'm not worried about the carnage; worked at a 4x4 shop for 4 years so wrenching comes easy . building your own rig is half the fun. Going cromo with the 44 and 8.8 and running 37's will be fine for me, if I break something, I upgrade. this is jeep 4 for me and the 3rd one over 35's. Its all in how you build them. If you build them right, you won't be the gimp dog on the trail. Ran 37's for a year on 30/35 after cromo shafts.. I still never broke anything, and I do everythinggggggg. (Trust me.. 37's on 30/35 I don't wish upon anyone specially without built 30/35's haha)
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You wont need chromos in a 8.8 on 37"s.

Especially if you cant break a 35 while offroad!

The 8.8 shafts are massive. Compare em to a 60
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You wont need chromos in a 8.8 on 37"s.

Especially if you cant break a 35 while offroad!

The 8.8 shafts are massive. Compare em to a 60
I know people read about horror stories on axles breaking and hardcore carnage on the trail, but people that disagree with the 37"s on 44's and 8.8.. Haven't broke them. I've wheeled alot to see different axles limits. I'm confident in my axle choice and going cromo. Think ur the 1st that I've seen agree
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Im just saying you can save some coin and stick with oem shafts. Then you can pick a spare set up if you smoke those. They are so easy to pull its stupid.
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Yeah there everywhere. I figure just to go
On the safe side and get cromo. I got a good deal on the axles with rims and tires and between when I'm
Sellin mine for with tires rims and the 6" lift together I still came out on top.
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Heres the measurement of the middle of my OEM 8.8 shafts. Stupid phone flips it..

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