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Old 05-22-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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44 front or just super my 30

I saw G2 gear and axel has a dana 44 with shafts, locker, gears and whole assembly for 2600 on 4wheel parts. now i could do that without a new housing for 1600 on my stock dana 30. do u think the 44 is really better or just stick with my stock 30 and super it...? orrr get a HP 30 have a couple round my area i could pick up for 150... and then super it?

Just wondering i got the breaks already and running 35s on 4.56 gears so i would just keep my gears in the long run and maybe truss my 30

Any opinions would be great...

I still push it hard on stock carrier but worried more about shafts
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Drive it till it breaks.
But in the mean time buy and build the 44.

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Drive it till it breaks.
But in the mean time buy and build the 44.
well the 44 is already completely assembled so as long as i dont break a knuckle it will stay the same price
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I doubt you break a knuckle. Unless you crack something hard.
May want to look into the high mount steering though..
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I would say go with the HP30 if you can get them cheap and are only going to stick to the 35's. I have a HP30 and broke the C section of the axle but that was because I was out in the Mohjave going a little too fast for a whoops section. It was all my fault and not the axle though. I run 4.88s with 35's Lunchbox locker and truss and C gussets now and haven't had a problem with it.

It just depends on how hard you wheel it and what kind of money you want to spend.
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The HP D30 is hard to beat, plenty of extremely well built TJs upgrade to that axle. Its high-pinion design allows the R&P to run on its stronger side plus it puts the driveshaft up higher so it's more out of harm's way.

With alloy shafts, that'd be a good strong setup. With 30 spline alloy shafts, it be a really exceptionally strong setup.
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What did the HP D30 come in? You now have me interested..
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Later model XJs are a good source for high-pinion front Dana 30 axles. I believe '96-99 are probably the best years, it was '96 (maybe '95 like the YJ) I think when that particular axle went to the larger 297 u-joint size. They are a bolt-in for the TJ's front low-pinion Dana 30.
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The HP D30 is hard to beat, plenty of extremely well built TJs upgrade to that axle. Its high-pinion design allows the R&P to run on its stronger side plus it puts the driveshaft up higher so it's more out of harm's way.

With alloy shafts, that'd be a good strong setup. With 30 spline alloy shafts, it be a really exceptionally strong setup.
Yeah i like the HP 30 idea! Would u put a truss in and other than ARB what would be ur choice locker for a Dana 30 daily Driver
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Ahh I just call it a D30. LOL

I've been contemplating putting one in my YJ, but I crawled under a 97 XJ yesterday at the salvage yard to steal the front drive shaft, and was like, Hmm.. that would be a LOT of work...

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