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Old 01-03-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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My Future Mods!!! What do you think?

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.

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Or Would I need anything else to complete this project? Or foresee any problems?

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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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.
here is a little reading for you on your gearing question. http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-ti...atio-chart.htm

As far as the set up you plan g2 makes pretty good axles, as for the spacers I would scratch those and just go with the bds 2" lift it comes with shocks. Are you going to add a body lift? I ask because with just 2" of lift your going to rub at stuff without proper bumpstopping and if you bumpstop to much you lose all that up travel you just gained from the lift. A 1" body lift along with the 2" bb/sl will do you a lot better then just the 2" on 33s unless you plan to high line and trim.
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Thank you Cwest22. I would rather find a coil lift than spacers. I had no thought of BDS! I do like it better than RE! Would I really need a body lift as well? I run 31's right now and only rub a teeny bit (not enough to stop the wheel) under full flex and full turn. So I was thinking with a 2 inch lift and 2 inch taller tires I would be in the same boat. Since I try my hardest to avoid full turn anyway while in 4wd I wouldnt think it would be an issue. I am avoiding lifting her higher since I dont wanna drop my TC and I still have the slip yoke. Would I have to get a Slip Yoke Eliminator and/or drop my TC with a body lift?
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Though the g2 44 is a great axle, you could save money by getting an 8.8 with 410s. The money saved could go towards a sye/cv, TT and rear upper CA's. Then just regear the front. I can personally vouch for the BDS 2". Can't beat it for the money, and the warranty is unmatched.
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Thank you Cwest22. I would rather find a coil lift than spacers. I had no thought of BDS! I do like it better than RE! Would I really need a body lift as well? I run 31's right now and only rub a teeny bit (not enough to stop the wheel) under full flex and full turn. So I was thinking with a 2 inch lift and 2 inch taller tires I would be in the same boat. Since I try my hardest to avoid full turn anyway while in 4wd I wouldnt think it would be an issue. I am avoiding lifting her higher since I dont wanna drop my TC and I still have the slip yoke. Would I have to get a Slip Yoke Eliminator and/or drop my TC with a body lift?
there's no need for a BL if your NOT going to go above 31's. Your shouldn't need a sye with just 2" of lift and you shouldn't need to drop the tcase at 2" SL either. If you do plan on going to 33's you will need a body lift and if your going to do a body lift might as well do a motor mount lift so you don't have to use radiator drop brackets.
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I agree with the above poster, check out the 8.8 axle. Slightly less clearance than the 44, but if you aren't doing any rock crawling then you should be fine. Plus, the 8.8 is a little stronger, but not much. You can get a custom built one from LetzRoll offroad over in Mesa for around 800. Do you have a budget for the lift? I recommend OME, especially when it comes to 2-2.5". Smart move.

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