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Old 05-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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dana 30 on 35" tires

picked up an artec truss system and some 4.56 gears for an 8.8 im having put together, my question is with the front axle...

I plan on getting the artec truss for the front, ox locker, rcv axles, synergy ball joints...

any opinions on putting this much money into a d30, what would the advantage be switching to a different housing? i dont hear many people having issues with the front axles, I also will be driving the truck very hard.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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The D30 holds up to 35" tires. Once you add a locker it'd be time to upgrade the axle shafts to alloys & u-joints up to Spicer 5-760x but that's about it.

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The D30 holds up to 35" tires. Once you add a locker it'd be time to upgrade the axle shafts to alloys & u-joints up to Spicer 5-760x but that's about it.
the rcv axles should cover that part just fine

ive had a few people give me a hard time about dropping 2500 in upgrades to a d30 and telling me to get a d44 housing but i have not heard much about d30 housing failing especially when trussed. Seems that every part thats a week point can be upgraded
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i have also heard that you can upgrade to grand cherokee breaks easily but i have to do more reserch im not sure what year and model to get the parts from, also need a proportioning valve because my rear axle is currently drum
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Rear GC brakes? If so, they won't help your braking. And the TJ uses the same brake proportioning valve for both drum and disk brakes in the rear.
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yeah that was my mistake, i thought the gc brakes went on the front, the 8.8 already has rear disk... that will be a nice upgrade just like that

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