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Old 11-05-2014, 09:07 AM
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D44 Capabilities

Thinking about ditching the little D30 and adding a D44 for the front. Looking to buy the D44 Front housing and adding my own goodies to it. Wanted to know what do I need for it besides your basic gears and shaft. What is the biggest tire I can run on the D44 axle if I do mild offroading?

G2 Axle & Gear 67-2051JKF - G2 Axle & Gear Front Core 44 Metric Stock Caster Housing for 07-15 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 0-4" Lift - Quadratec


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Old 11-05-2014, 09:10 AM
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JEEP (JustEmptyEveryPocket) when does it really end. I guess it ends when I can get D60 front and rears with 40's 5.38 gears, Kings coilovers resi shocks, ARB Air Lockers Front and Rears.


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Old 11-05-2014, 09:17 AM   #3
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If your going to build it up, might as well add sleeves since it will already be apart. Cheap insurance if you ask me.
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I believe the D44 is rated for 35 inch tires. For "mild offroading" you are taking on a lot of added expense in dropping axles. Yes you can beef up the D44 and run 37s, but for "mild offroading"....why?
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #5
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The new Core housing looks to be a nice unit. I like the spanner nut design like the Ford 9" and Chevy 14 bolt uses. Makes for quick setups.
I just wish they would of put the LCA mount above the the bottom of the axle tube. I wouldn't reuse your Unit bearing Knuckles. .I'd get a set of flat tops knuckles with spindles and locking hubs and true high steer setup. ..that would really make this new axle worth doing. Load it with 35 spline chromo shafts and locker and you'll be golden running 37's bud

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