Originally Posted by 4point
What woud be the disadvantage to running JK D44's under a TJ? I know they are wider, but could you get wheels offset enough to get close to a TJ's width? You would also have to install new brackets for arms, springs and shocks.
They are only $1400.00 a peice. Seems like a good deal.
Thats for Locked Rubicon axles too.
do it the locker is an easy hook up all you have is a ground and a positive
the only disadvantage is that you have to cut off the brackets and weld on some new ones and the rim bolt up pattern is different but you can either get new rims or there is some adapters you can get
as for the width they are only 2.5" wider per side
the JK D44 is stronger than the TJ D44
If I had the money I would do it the JK D44 should hold up to 37's no problem
or you can put some alloys in and run 38's-39's
the ring gear is thicker and I remember reading some where that the ring gear is a little bigger
the pinion is beefy compared to the TJ D44 the JK D44 is closer to thickness as a D60
there was an article about the axle in one of the 4wheeler magazines