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2 DOOR JL ON 40s 😱

With JLU's becoming more and more common, its definitely rare to see a well build 2 door JL! This one is rocking a Rock Krawler mid arm and 40s!

By far one of the best looking 2 doors we have seen.
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2 DOOR JL ON 40s 😱

With JLU's becoming more and more common, its definitely rare to see a well build 2 door JL! This one is rocking a Rock Krawler mid arm and 40s!

By far one of the best looking 2 doors we have seen.
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40s on a Dana 44....
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40s on a Dana 44....


Heck yeah brother!! I've been riding on 38s for a few months now. Has been great


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Heck yeah brother!! I've been riding on 38s for a few months now. Has been great


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Smh

Shake your head all you want, but the new 44's are STOUT. We have friends who have been wheeling across the country and hitting every trail they can with no real issues. unless you are doing some hardcore bouncing, 44s will hold up to 40s.
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Shake your head all you want, but the new 44's are STOUT. We have friends who have been wheeling across the country and hitting every trail they can with no real issues. unless you are doing some hardcore bouncing, 44s will hold up to 40s.
I do not believe that one bit but ok.
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I do not believe that one bit but ok.
You don't have to believe it..
But if you want to see, please look up Unofficial Use Only on facebook or instagram or just @The unofficialbob on instagram. Well built JLUR on factory axles and gears with 40s. Bob has wheeled all across the country and given those axles hell. The only issue so far was a rear axle shaft spline bend. Nothing some chromoly shafts couldnt fix within an hour!
We are a believer in the JL platform, and that Jeep has finally listened to the needs of the people here.

Do you have a JL Rubicon that you wheel with? Or are you just basing all info off the JK 44s?
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I do not believe that one bit but ok.
You don't have to believe it..
But if you want to see, please look up Unofficial Use Only on facebook or instagram or just @The unofficialbob on instagram. Well built JLUR on factory axles and gears with 40s. Bob has wheeled all across the country and given those axles hell. The only issue so far was a rear axle shaft spline bend. Nothing some chromoly shafts couldnt fix within an hour!
We are a believer in the JL platform, and that Jeep has finally listened to the needs of the people here.

Do you have a JL Rubicon that you wheel with? Or are you just basing all info off the JK 44s?
I do not need to own a JL to know that no Dana 44 should be on 40s. Plus, now I know you broke it already on stock gearing while underpowered for those tires (not even a regear?) and now added chromos. Good bye ring and pinion lol. You just made my point for me.
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I do not need to own a JL to know that no Dana 44 should be on 40s. Plus, now I know you broke it already on stock gearing while underpowered for those tires (not even a regear?) and now added chromos. Good bye ring and pinion lol. You just made my point for me.
No worries you do you, and we'll keep posting badass rigs that wheel and have an awesome time doing so no matter what they are set up on. We can all have differing opinions. Happy wheeling!
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I do not need to own a JL to know that no Dana 44 should be on 40s. Plus, now I know you broke it already on stock gearing while underpowered for those tires (not even a regear?) and now added chromos. Good bye ring and pinion lol. You just made my point for me.
No worries you do you, and we'll keep posting badass rigs that wheel and have an awesome time doing so no matter what they are set up on. We can all have differing opinions. Happy wheeling!
Uh huh... good luck
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That Maverick Jeep wheels a lot and hasn't had any issues. But I am sure upgraded axles will be in it's future, I believe the owner owns Offroad Elements here in Massachusetts.

it's definitely one of the nicest looking JL's i've seen so far. Makes me want to trade in the JK
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That Maverick Jeep wheels a lot and hasn't had any issues. But I am sure upgraded axles will be in it's future, I believe the owner owns Offroad Elements here in Massachusetts.

it's definitely one of the nicest looking JL's i've seen so far. Makes me want to trade in the JK
Its one of the reasons one of our guys sold is JK and bought a Turbo JLU in the same color! SO rad!
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That Maverick Jeep wheels a lot and hasn't had any issues. But I am sure upgraded axles will be in it's future, I believe the owner owns Offroad Elements here in Massachusetts.

it's definitely one of the nicest looking JL's i've seen so far. Makes me want to trade in the JK
He just said above he twisted splines on a rear shaft with stock gearing still meaning its underpowered for 40s and breaking stuff.
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He just said above he twisted splines on a rear shaft with stock gearing still meaning its underpowered for 40s and breaking stuff.
What's wrong with wheeling something until you break it and then upgrade? Who says you have to replace everything at one time? Can I see your Fun Police badge? I bet it's shiny.
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He just said above he twisted splines on a rear shaft with stock gearing still meaning its underpowered for 40s and breaking stuff.
What's wrong with wheeling something until you break it and then upgrade? Who says you have to replace everything at one time? Can I see your Fun Police badge? I bet it's shiny.
Sounds like a fun day on the trail.
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He just said above he twisted splines on a rear shaft with stock gearing still meaning its underpowered for 40s and breaking stuff.
We get it, shut up already.

Get that Jeep some half doors and it will be perfect (I'm waiting for them too lol)!
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Sounds like a fun day on the trail.
Cool story bro. I bet you're a fun day on the trail.
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Sweet rig! Diggin the 40s!
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Too much even for Dana 44s

From what I have looked into Dana 60s would be the choice of drive shafts for those tires. The Dana 44s match well up to 37" tires, good luck with that rig it looks awesome.
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We get it, shut up already.

Get that Jeep some half doors and it will be perfect (I'm waiting for them too lol)!
We saw some really nice looking half doors from JCR Offroad at SEMA.. Definitely on our list for our JL Build!
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From what I have looked into Dana 60s would be the choice of drive shafts for those tires. The Dana 44s match well up to 37" tires, good luck with that rig it looks awesome.
Absolutely, even with 37s, 60s would be the choice if money wasnt an issue!
However, with many tires very close in price between a 37 and 40, and the JL 44's being stronger its hard to not just make the jump and upgrade as needed! I'm a believer until someone absolutely destroys a 44 with 40s. However, with that said, you can destroy 60s with 40s too. It all depends on how you wheel. My JK was on 44s and 40s for a year and a half and never gave me an issue, even wheeling east coast trails every other weekend. the key is having a winch and knowing when to use it!
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He just said above he twisted splines on a rear shaft with stock gearing still meaning its underpowered for 40s and breaking stuff.
I think he was speaking personally, I don't think the one pictured is on stock gearing but I don't know for sure. Maybe they're testing the limits of it, considering they sell Jeep parts it's probably good to know first hand what you can and can't do to it
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We get it, shut up already.

Get that Jeep some half doors and it will be perfect (I'm waiting for them too lol)!
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Cool story bro. I bet you're a fun day on the trail.
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Good one.
Great one.
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I think he was speaking personally, I don't think the one pictured is on stock gearing but I don't know for sure. Maybe they're testing the limits of it, considering they sell Jeep parts it's probably good to know first hand what you can and can't do to it
I think this one in particular may be re geared. but the one i referenced to wheeling across the country literally every chance they can (Revkit.com/theunofficialbob)
is on stock gears for the time being and 40s. This jeep in particular has seen more wheeling in 6 months than most any other JL will see in its lifetime. If the only thing that has happened was a slightly twisted axle shaft at the splines, which btw thousands of JKs have and still drive on them every day, then I would venture to say that these axles are stout and worthy.
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I have driven that Jeep personally. JL Rubicon with the Rock Krawler suspension. Still running 4:10s with the 40s and I will tell you that it goes great with the 3.6 and 8 speed auto. I regear axles all the time on Jeeps and I completely understand after driving his why he hasn't touched it yet. By the way the RK suspension works GREAT also. Really drives smooth and no wandering. The person who owns the Jeep is Eric the owner / operator at Offroad Elements in Abington, MA.

https://www.offroadelements.com/

Him and his wife Gill are super down to earth nice people who treat their customers like personal friends. If you ever call them for parts you will speak to one of them if not both.

That Jeep by the way is used hard and put away wet. It is driven daily and has seen it's fair share of off-road. Those guys at ORE all wheel the crap out of their Jeeps and Maverick isn't spared.

As far as 40s on a Dana 44..? When and if he breaks it he plans on a pair of full width Dynatrac XD 60s but in no rush. He's a Dynatrac Dealer and the axles are in the crates.

By the way if you need a custom Dynatrac axle assy he builds and ships in a couple days from order. Lockers, gearing, axle shafts etc.. All in stock!
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There is an old thread of one guy that has been running his JKU Dana 44 with 40's with no issues, if I remember correctly his rig is painted with the American flag colors.

Check Jeep Gear and Gadgets Youtube channel, he's also running 40 on Dana 44 and he does wheely frequently, up to this point he hasn't report any issues.
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I think a lot of people forget that the JK Dana 44 axles (and the JL) are not the same as the Dana 44s of yester year. It is unfair that they called it the Dana 44 again. They almost called it the Dana 48 but didn't for some reason. Either way the strength of the gearsets in them is far superior over the old 44s. Bigger, thicker ring gears, large pinion shafts with much larger bearings. Much more rigid housings and in the Rubicons they run 32 spline axles which if replaced with a set of aftermarket chromoly axles is a pretty strong combination that will stand up to some abuse. UNFORTUNATELY, the small tubes and the anemic C castings they put on the JK front housings did not represent the strength added to the gearset. A real shame. But if you added a truss or even sleeved it and welded in some C-braces its a very serviceable axle. Lots of guys beat the hell out of them with heavy 37s and a heavy right foot and they take a bunch of abuse. I can't see why you wouldn't get away with a set of 40s if you were somewhat careful. The JL axle appears to be an upgrade yet still. The C castings are superior for sure but I question the front axle disconnect. Great for increased mileage but a failure point added to the system. Time will tell but for now they have two 2018 JLs at ORE. A JLR and a JLUR both on 40s. Failures equals zero so far.
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