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Old 01-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Howdy! New to the Forum! I have a 1992 Jeep Wrangler S. Has 4 Inch Rough Country Lift at moment. The Rear Dana 35 Axle is Toast....and the front Dana 30 is also on last leg! The Rig was owned by a good friend and has had 35 Inch Pro Comp Mud Tires on it for around 4 years! Finally gave up the Ghost back In August. I purchased a set of Dana 44 axles from a 1989 waggy! This is a Low Pinion Front End! Money is not the point here! I plan at to run 37" or larger tires at some point in the future. Rebuilding this Jeep From the Ground Up! Over next Few Months will be putting up Garage, to work in, so this will be a slow build! My Question TO More Experienced Jeepers is should I just go ahead and put Money in Dana 60 Axles for my Conversion?? The Waggy axles must be regeared, because they are 3.37 at the moment, I have a 2.5 L that will be switched to a V8 Next Spring! My question here is would it be more cost effective to just skip the Dana 44 Buildup and go ahead and get Dana 60 for the added Security! Thanks to anyone who Answers!!

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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What are you planning on doing with the jeep?

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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waggy axles are good and easy swap, running alloy axles doubt you'd break very often. If you have the money I'd go with a ford high pinion 60 front, 14 bolt rear.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #4
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Plan on converting to Coil Over shocks..But Maintain Street Legal. Want to be able to drive it as well as Beat on it! Not gonna be a Mall Crawler! Will be Used for Back Roading, and getting There! I am considering using Genright Products for conversion to coil over shocks all around, etc.. Want to be able to crawl and still be able to drive on the road!
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #5
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Just go with D44s. 35" tires and not swapping axels is a bad thing!
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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Plan on converting to Coil Over shocks..But Maintain Street Legal. Want to be able to drive it as well as Beat on it! Not gonna be a Mall Crawler! Will be Used for Back Roading, and getting There! I am considering using Genright Products for conversion to coil over shocks all around, etc.. Want to be able to crawl and still be able to drive on the road!
I just bought the elite kit from genright and hopefully it will go on pretty easy. But I need to buy some axles.

Hope your rig goes well.

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