I have a 2005 TJ 4.0 6 speed with open 3.07 Dana 30/35c and 31's.. I was thinking about getting the G2 dana 44 with the detroit locker in 4.10 and G2 ring and pinion 4.10 for the 30. As well as the Rubicon Express 2 inch spacer lift with monotube shocks. I plan on doing heavy trails that require articulation but not rock crawling! I have some concerns with this setup. 1st does this look like a good setup and what would you change? I am leaning heavily towards the 4.10 gearing because I need to maintain at least 75-80 on our highways here in Arizona and it is my DD. Currently running 60 yields me about 1800 in 6th. and at 75-80 only about 2300. I have heard the best rpm to run highway speed is about 2500 to 2700 at 75 and I think 4.10 would do it. I would rather get a new axle than fuss over getting a used one.( how was it driven was it beat up yada yada). <<or am I overthinking it?<< I have heard the Dana 35c can snap on me and I dont want to be stranded out in the middle of the desert!
So what do you think of this setup? G2 Dana 44 with detroit locker and 4.10 gears front and rear and a 2 inch BB from Rubicon Express? I dont think I would run anything bigger than 33" tires. Total parts
cost for axle and gears $2700 and RE spacers with monotube shocks $420.