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Old 08-26-2012, 02:03 AM   #31
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How do you figure? The 44 has 30 spline axles, and the d30 has 27 spline axles.
This has already been mentioned in previous posts, but the d44s stub shaft is only 27 spline just like a dana 30, while the inner shaft is 30. Although the inner shaft may be a little stronger on the Dana 44...it doesn't really matter when the weak point is at the ujoint not the inner shaft...so essentially the rubi 44 is identical to the Dana 30 minus a stronger ring gear and higher inner shaft spline count.

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Old 08-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #32
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It's not a matter what will work, you need to take into concideration stretching the wheel base, which calls for cutting the fenders, getting control arms that will stretch, fuel tank, spring, and shock relocation brackets, driveshaft work, brake line work.

37" is just asking to spend money. 35s can get you all the fun you need out of a jeep.
I know I have to replace a lot of stuff right now I am talking about axles and why would u have to stretch the axles to fit 37 and cut the fenders when I will be buying flat fenders?

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[QUOTE=J33ps;2726653]You have an unlimited, didn't see that earlier.

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Ok I figured that much thanks
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #35
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.so essentially the rubi 44 is identical to the Dana 30 minus a stronger ring gear and higher inner shaft spline count.
So...... why swap out for a d44, if the d30 can be made stronger than a stock 44 by just getting alloy axles?

You can get 27 spline alloy axles that will be stronger than stock 30 spline in a d44, and keep the stock d30 carrier, but I can't see a reason to do that. You still need to regear for 35 or 37 tires, so why not do it right from the beginning.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #36
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So...... why swap out for a d44, if the d30 can be made stronger than a stock 44 by just getting alloy axles?

You can get 27 spline alloy axles that will be stronger than stock 30 spline in a d44, and keep the stock d30 carrier, but I can't see a reason to do that. You still need to regear for 35 or 37 tires, so why not do it right from the beginning.
No one is saying to go with a rubi 44... I think we were all recommending that it's not worth it for the marginal benefit.

I think the only rubi d44 anyone suggested was one out of a JK because those 44s would be a legitimate upgrade providing the OP had some fab skills.

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