Ok so some of you know that my axle failed me. The ring and pinion broke some teeth on it and in turn did a lot of damage to my rear axle . Im looking and needing to get it fixed ( right now I have some used parts in it at least I can drive it) I found a used dana 44 for cheep but that what I originally had and dont want to go through this again. So my question is. Is a dana 44 going to be ok to go with or should I upgrade to a dana 60. I have a 06 LJ rubicon with 37" on it . This is what thay are saying caused the problem. I also have someone thinking that the gears were installed incorrectly. Any advice would be great!
01-28-2013 08:46 PM
What you gain in clearance with 37' tires you will lose with the bigger pumpkin of the D60.
Originally Posted by firefighterwhiskey
I also have someone thinking that the gears were installed incorrectly. Any advice would be great!
Did it fail at high speed, or crawling? Was the oil metallic?
01-28-2013 09:08 PM
No it failed while turning out of my neighborhood. I dont know how the oil looked but as soon as we took the cover off you could see teeth missing and the axle housing was bent.
01-28-2013 10:04 PM
I have over 100,000 on my rear 44, and it's wheeled hard and never failed. I'd put in another to avoid all the other fabrication it would take to make a different model fit. Jeeps break, and we fix them. Get some yukon gears and get back in the dirt.
01-29-2013 11:27 PM
Sounds good to me!!
01-30-2013 07:13 AM
A 44 can take a lot if you're running 33's or 35's. With 37's things get kinda sketchy. You might consider a Ford 8.8. That would put you somewhere between a 44 and 60 in strength and would hold up better with 37's.
01-30-2013 10:18 AM
Here's a guy that's dropped by this forum a couple times. He is running 40's on 44's. In the comments you can see some of the changes he made to his axle in order to handle the added stress.