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Old 07-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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I have a 2.5 rubicon express coil spring lift. I'm running 35's. I'm running stock daina 44 in rear and 30 in front. Will I be fine on the trails or is there a way I can re enforce the axles without buying new ones.

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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As long as you are not trashing on it you should be fine.
I'm planning on adding the Artec Truss kit though just for the added insurance.

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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I have a 2.5 rubicon express coil spring lift. I'm running 35's. I'm running stock daina 44 in rear and 30 in front. Will I be fine on the trails or is there a way I can re enforce the axles without buying new ones.
Everyone's vehicle will be different but here is my experience.

I had 35s on my JKU with a Dana 30 for almost 35000 miles. I never reinforced anything on it. I wheel pretty often in the rocks here in Arizona. My major issues were wear items, Ball joints. I also broke a u-joint, actually the cap fell off and the u-joint came apart. That is all. I now have 37's, prior to the 37's I had a truss welded on and c-gussetts. I also put new Ball joints on and made sure everything was greased and looked straight. Your results may vary. Reinforcing your axle will not hurt it, if you can afford it do it, it is at minimum, peace of mind.
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The Artec truss both front and rear come in under $500. This sounds like pretty cheap insurance to me. None of the axles are bombproof. It is a luck of the draw. You may get lucky and bang it over rocks all day and just get wear items - or you could be the lucky one who just happens to hit a deep pothole the wrong way with enough force to grenade it. Do you feel lucky?
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The labor for the trussess will be very expensive.

I haven't done anything to my d30 and have wheeled trails like lower terminator and Elvis in AZ. I am doing c gussets in a few weeks but that's all.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
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The labor for the trussess will be very expensive.

I haven't done anything to my d30 and have wheeled trails like lower terminator and Elvis in AZ. I am doing c gussets in a few weeks but that's all.
I was able to get the truss and c's welded for 215. I did strip the axle out myself and took everything off of it. All they had to do was weld the pieces on. It saved me a lot of money. But yes, if you do not have the ability or time or energy to do some of the work it is a pricey thing to have done.
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The need to reinforce the axle housings highly depends on where and how you drive off road. As describe above there are several options but they are no inexpensive.

As long as you are on moderate trails with a minimum of obstacles like big rocks and fallen trees there is no need to reinforce your axle. It is more likely your limiting factor will be the gears in the D30. Some of us have successfully run 37s on a D30 so just beware of its limitations.
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an Artec truss will be expensive but it will bulletproof your housing, tubes, and end forgings.

sleeves are cheap and only reinforce your tubes.
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Some of us have successfully run 37s on a D30 so just beware of its limitations.
I ran 37's on a D30 for a long time. it did well up until I snapped the rear driveshaft and immediately shredded the front ring and pinion trying to climb in reverse. guess a dana 30 cant handle 37's on a 4200lb vehicle alone!

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