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Old 02-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Upgrading Axle

I plan on putting 35's on my jeep but i have turd axles on it right now, so I'm going to get rear d44's on it. What should d44s run in the california area? I have a 3.5 rubicon lift on it on my jeep right now and am running 32s. Am i going to have to go bigger, or can i just run flatty fenders on there and be fine? Also i know i will have to regear it, and maybe upgrade the steering, is there anything else i should know before doing this? Thanks for the help.

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This is my jeep right now if it helps.

It is my dd right now but within a few months, it is going to be just an off road vehicle.

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A Dana 44 should cost you about a grand and yes you will need to get it regeared. What gearing are you running right now? Remember that when you go to 35s you will need to upgrade the brakes too and I do not mean just pads. PM Black Magic Brakes aka Mr Blaine and he can give you a quote on what brake system you will need.
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This is my jeep right now if it helps.

It is my dd right now but within a few months, it is going to be just an off road vehicle.
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A Dana 44 should cost you about a grand and yes you will need to get it regeared. What gearing are you running right now? Remember that when you go to 35s you will need to upgrade the brakes too and I do not mean just pads. PM Black Magic Brakes aka Mr Blaine and he can give you a quote on what brake system you will need.

Right now I'm either geared to 4:10 or 4:56, I bought it about a year ago and i forgot what he geed it too, and I'm not really sure how to check. Thanks for your help
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You can tell but you will need a friend to help. Jack up one tire and spin it one revolution and count how many times the drive shaft goes around and you can figure out your ratio. If you think it is stock then there is a tag at the 9 o'clock position on the pumpkin that will give you the ratio.

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