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Old 04-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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front axle swap?

so my 2003 sport came with a 44 in the rear would i be able to put an 8.8 in the front? or am i better off finding a 44? i originally wanted a rubicon but where i live everyone wants an arm and a leg for theirs.

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8.8 is a rear axle. What's wrong with the D30 you have in the front? They are great axles.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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If anything, swap in a hp30 or high pinion dana 30.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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8.8 is a rear axle.
they do make 8.8 fronts....IFS diff.

maybe he wants to spend a couple tens of thousands to convert to a Ford IFS setup?
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they do make 8.8 fronts....IFS diff.

maybe he wants to spend a couple tens of thousands to convert to a Ford IFS setup?
Yeah I doubt it though. Lol just figured he based his question off stuff he halfway read on here. No disrespect intended to op.
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8.8 is a rear axle. What's wrong with the D30 you have in the front? They are great axles.
Nothing was just curious is the d44 rely that much stronger ? And there I was always believing ford had an 8.8 front haha
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Nothing was just curious is the d44 rely that much stronger ? And there I was always believing ford had an 8.8 front haha
As unlimited said they do but it would be outrageous to get that IFS axle in your TJ
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
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The Ford TTB was probably the worst front axle design ever used. Well, in my opinion.
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As unlimited said they do but it would be outrageous to get that IFS axle in your TJ
sorry i posted on my phone and his comment didn't show up
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Sure, the TJ D44 is "better" than a D30, but only in the center section. The rest is the same. What size tires are you planning on going with? The D30 is good to a locked set of 35s with chromoly axle shafts and good u-joints.
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The Ford TTB was probably the worst front axle design ever used. Well, in my opinion.
I agree.. Amazing Ford used the TTB design as long as they did!

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