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Old 06-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Dana 44 or 60?

Hello fellow jeepers i plan on runnning 40 inch creepy crawlers from maxxis on my 2002 jeep wrangler but i dont know if i should go with dana 44s f/r or dana 60s f/r (of cousre w/gears and other things)

So if someone could help me make a choice please. i would appreciate it thank you

Once i get these axles i can start my build on Porject Black widow which is gonna be a street legal daily driver/ Weekend crawler,

With a 14" travel coilover suspession with custom made front sway bars, 40 inch tires and the necessary body armor and skid plates. what you think?

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60 for sure, i have a friend who runs a 44 front and 60 rear on 38/15.50s and loves his 60..plus its locked, geared etc...if your on 40s deff go with a 60 lol

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60 for sure, i have a friend who runs a 44 front and 60 rear on 38/15.50s and loves his 60..plus its locked, geared etc...if your on 40s deff go with a 60 lol

Well i might just stick to dana 44 since i already have one in the front and go with 37 inch tires depends on how much work and time also money im willing to put up
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If you are going to be running 40's and up, I would go with the 60.
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Well i might just stick to dana 44 since i already have one in the front and go with 37 inch tires depends on how much work and time also money im willing to put up
you can beef the 44 up and itll be fine, 40s are pretty big tires, is this for looks or do you do serious rock crawling?
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When you say you already have a D44 in front please tell me you aren't talking about the rubi 44 axles.
I vote for a D60 front and either a Sterling or 14b rear. I'm just not a big fan of D60 rear axles.
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well i got a wrangler and i have a d44 in the front i know i was surprised also ha. and the rear is d35 but look at these kit and wither 37 or 40 inch tires and tell me which ones i should do cause i have the know how and tools to build a custom axle.

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Who would have put a 44 in the front and left the 35 in the rear. Can we get some pics to be sure you aren't mistaken!
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you can beef the 44 up and itll be fine, 40s are pretty big tires, is this for looks or do you do serious rock crawling?
40's for looks? The thought of that is funny.
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Who would have put a 44 in the front and left the 35 in the rear. Can we get some pics to be sure you aren't mistaken!
I agree! That would be the most ridiculous thing ever!
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Who would have put a 44 in the front and left the 35 in the rear. Can we get some pics to be sure you aren't mistaken!
I kind of have a feeling that the OP doesnt have a 44 in the front. I would bet he looked at the fill plug and said "oh its metal, must be a 44" rather than looking at the shape.

Who knows, Ive been wrong before...
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When you say you already have a D44 in front please tell me you aren't talking about the rubi 44 axles.
I vote for a D60 front and either a Sterling or 14b rear. I'm just not a big fan of D60 rear axles.
x2 60 rears are total crap....I could break one by staring at it too long
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well i got a wrangler and i have a d44 in the front i know i was surprised also ha. and the rear is d35 but look at these kit and wither 37 or 40 inch tires and tell me which ones i should do cause i have the know how and tools to build a custom axle.

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I think thats a lot of money. Almost 7 grand...and you arent even finished being ready to run 40s. You are in it 7 grand for just suspension. Now youve got a few thousand to dump into axles (locked, geared, etc). Beefing up the steering as well will set you back quite a bit...especially if you go with hydro or hydro assist. Then your tires are gonna run you 1000-2000 probably, depending on what you run. So just consider your budget and what you are getting into.

With the "tools and know how" I bet you could build your own "7 grand" lift kit for half the price.

I personally dont consider a rig sittin on 40s a street legal DD and weekend warrior. When I build my rig up for 40s (after its paid off and NOT my DD) itll be a trailer queen.
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x2 60 rears are total crap....I could break one by staring at it too long
Dont stare at it so long then...duh
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I think thats a lot of money. Almost 7 grand...and you arent even finished being ready to run 40s. You are in it 7 grand for just suspension. Now youve got a few thousand to dump into axles (locked, geared, etc). Beefing up the steering as well will set you back quite a bit...especially if you go with hydro or hydro assist. Then your tires are gonna run you 1000-2000 probably, depending on what you run. So just consider your budget and what you are getting into.

With the "tools and know how" I bet you could build your own "7 grand" lift kit for half the price.

I personally dont consider a rig sittin on 40s a street legal DD and weekend warrior. When I build my rig up for 40s (after its paid off and NOT my DD) itll be a trailer queen.
Holy crap thats 1700 more than I have in my whole truggy and Im sure the truggy will make a monkey out of a bought kit

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Dont stare at it so long then...duh
But but but, its so hard cause it is a 60
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But but but, its so hard cause it is a 60
Give this one a hard stare and see what it takes to break

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Ive seen alot of um break ....maybe I am the equivalent to medusa LOL
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Give this one a hard stare and see what it takes to break
That axle is small and weak
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Today I broke my front D60 full case Detroit locker. 38.5" tires, 4cyl. I may have hurt it when I broke the lockouts last trip but it went fubar today.
I am not knocking the front D60 or the DL. Just that it happened today and seemed relative to this thread.
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well i got a wrangler and i have a d44 in the front i know i was surprised also ha. and the rear is d35 but look at these kit and wither 37 or 40 inch tires and tell me which ones i should do cause i have the know how and tools to build a custom axle.

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Maybe I missed it but I didn't see where it said the red YJ was street legal. Also in what state or municipality is it legal.
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Maybe I missed it but I didn't see where it said the red YJ was street legal. Also in what state or municipality is it legal.
Tony's YJ is still street legal and registered in California. Only thing they might give him hell about is the tires sticking out past the flares.
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Hey Ggg , your tj is SICK !!!!
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Hey Ggg , your tj is SICK !!!!
Thank you very much. There is a link to my build tread in the Jeep profile, but now its broke. This weekend I broke my Detroit locker, front driveshaft, and steering box all at different occasions. Expensive wheeling trip.

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