All right here's another axle question....
Right now i'm in the middle of a a stroker build and axle swap. I was thinking o going 8.8 and spring over with a locker in the rear,and running either 35's or 36's. Then i found a set of axles danna 44 rear set up spring over with the traction bar bracket already on with zj brakes. The only problem is i would need to buy a locker becuase he is keeping the arb that was alrwady in there. The front being HP D30 with an arb and brake upgrade. The only prblem with this is its set p for coilover. Both are 4.88's with 5x4.5.
So the set up would be spring over which would involve setting up the front axle. these are priced at $1300 Shipped to my door from tennesse.
I also found a set of custom built dana 44's set up for a spring under yj. 4.10's locking hubs.posi lock in the rear open in the front All i would need to do is weld on shock tabs. They are complete brakes and everything with a 5x5.5 pattern. he claims he paid 6200 for them and he wants 2000 plus shipping.
the set up here would be SUA with a 4.5 RE well at least the springs. Possibly a 1" BL and 35's or 36's.
My questions for you guys are:
1. Which do you believe is worth it. i dont really plan on keeping it a dd for that long so it will be mostly a trail rig if not completely.
To me i'm starting to think that the SUA set up is better. For these reasons
No or little axle wrap
i wouldnt HAVE to buy a locker to put them in.
and with the 4.5" SUA i would keep a lower COG.
Also i was thinking about cost with the 44/30 combo i am gonna put in another 800 for a locker 300 for a traction bar. Plus the cost of setting up the 30 spring over. Plus i am assuming i'm gonna have to change my steering set up.
SO! Use those wonderful brains of yours!!!!!!!!Cause i'm spent