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03-16-2010 11:03 AM
whitebuffalo
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Do you think going for an 8.8 over a d44 is worth it? As I can find an 8.8 for $80 at a local pick-a-part. Then shave off the brackets but I would have to have a shop weld on the new ones as I don't have the skill or equipment to do it. I have an 03 so already have disc's in the rear. As I understand the 8.8 is a c-clip axle.
the 8.8 is arguably slightly stronger (at best) than a 44. they are, unarguably, way cheaper than a 44. personally, i've never seen a c clip break unless the person is doing donuts or something stupid. if you have disc brakes, even a broken c clip is limp-homable. i had one of each, i went with the 8.8. and sold the 44. the 8.8 is easier to setup gears on, and mine had disc brakes (vs drums on the 44 i had).
03-16-2010 09:44 AM
FrankTheTank
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Here's your sticker!!
exactly what I was thinking
03-16-2010 08:54 AM
s3nt3nc3d
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Originally Posted by Zybeon View Post
Here's your sticker!!


The funny thing is...anybody who would see that sticker would probably know exactly what it means as long as they visit at least ONE Jeep-specific forum online. LOL
03-16-2010 08:39 AM
TheTJRod Here's your sticker!!
03-16-2010 08:34 AM
TheTJRod Haha. I would get some!!

Do you think going for an 8.8 over a d44 is worth it? As I can find an 8.8 for $80 at a local pick-a-part. Then shave off the brackets but I would have to have a shop weld on the new ones as I don't have the skill or equipment to do it. I have an 03 so already have disc's in the rear. As I understand the 8.8 is a c-clip axle.
03-16-2010 07:37 AM
SurfNaked2010 hahahaha WWJD!
03-16-2010 01:55 AM
FrankTheTank SWEET thanks Jerry im going to get some stickers made that say,"WWJD"
"What Would Jerry Do" LOL
and then W R A N G L E R
FORUM.COM
03-16-2010 01:25 AM
Jerry Bransford Yes the TJ's Dana 44 uses the same type of bearing & axle retainer held in by four bolts. The Dana 30 is not a c-clip axle.
03-16-2010 01:11 AM
FrankTheTank
since we are on the subject of axels when or if ever have they stopped the use of the clips on the axels i helped a buddy replace the rear axel in a 07 wrangeler unlimted which comes stock with a d44 in the rear(all unlimteds do) but it had 4 pressed in bolts behind the hub that holds the shaft,bearing all in place very nice design, was wondering on my 04 unlimited if my rear 44 is built this way an the front is a 30 clips or the new design?
03-15-2010 10:31 PM
Jerry Bransford When both rear tires are on the ground, a Truetrac works fine but when one tire is up in the air, a Truetrac (or any LSD) is pretty useless. That situation, when one tire has no traction, when a locker is the answer. A Truetrac does help on loose or muddy trails so long as you can keep both rear tires on the ground.
03-15-2010 09:58 PM
akswinehart Thanks, Hey Jerry just curious how is the traction of the truetrac compared to the locker? I understand the difference between a LSD and LOCKERs. I do mostly daily driving but would like to have more traction off road when I want to play. I understand that it will slip if a tire is off the ground, but I guess what I'm asking is it worth the money, I just can't spend the $1000 plus on a super 35
03-15-2010 09:31 PM
Jerry Bransford A D35c seems to hold up ok with 33" tires and a Truetrac. A Truetrac is a lot more gentle than a locker is. I ran a Truetrac & 33" tires in my Dana 35c for a couple years before swapping the D35c out for a Dana 44 & a Detroit Locker.
03-15-2010 09:21 PM
akswinehart How will a stock dana 35 hold up with truetrac and 33'' tires? I know the stock d35 can't handle a locker. will the truetrac be easier on the shafts?
03-04-2010 07:39 PM
willysmb Thanks Jerry,
So the c-clip eliminator and 4.88 gears for my 4.0 5 speed manual right?
03-04-2010 07:23 PM
Jerry Bransford If you don't want a locker, I would just go with the c-clip eliminator kit. While it is still a 27 spline axle shaft, it is a chromoly alloy axle shaft that is essentially the same strength as an OE carbon steel 30 spline Dana 44 axle shaft. For 35" tires and a Detroit Truetrac LSD, Superior Axle's c-clip eliminator kit would be plenty.
03-04-2010 07:10 PM
willysmb
dana 35 c-clip elim or super 35?

Im going up to 35" tires looking to upgrade at least my rear axle.I dont run offroad hard enough to need a locker,but do like my rear LSD in the Jersey snow.Trying to decide between a Dana44,super 35 or just a superior c-clip eliminator.The super 35 only comes with a locker,retains the weak c-clip I think,but comes with 30 spline axles.The c-clip kit can be ordered with chrome moly 27spline axles that can be used with the stock carrier.Which ones stronger between super 35 and c-clip kit?

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