Originally Posted by Cons_Table
.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.