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I'm looking into swapping my axles. I found dana 44 with 410s and disc brakes. does it matter what year they are out of and what also what else do i need to change to make the disc brakes work.
 

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I'm looking into swapping my axles. I found dana 44 with 410s and disc brakes. does it matter what year they are out of and what also what else do i need to change to make the disc brakes work.
You will need the ebrake cable (not sure how it works) and be able to bleed the brake lines. As long as the axle is out of a Tj (97-06) it should fit fine.
 

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If it is out of a rubicon you will need the air pumps, and switches. Also will need to shorten the driveshaft and get a u joint adapter.
 

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Is it possible to use the stock lighting on the speedometer panel for the front and rear lockers? I noticed them today in the upper right-hand part of the panel.
 

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Back again after wandering around and looking through numerous axle set-ups (and hoping something would pop up on a few parts sites).

Would someone mind explaining the difference between these axle types? Benefits? Drawbacks? I know there's a number of them listed, so let me thank whoever tackles the list in advance for your time. :)

ARB Air Locker
Detroit Locker
Detroit True Trac
Ox Locker
Eaton E-Locker
Auburn Ected
Dana Trac Lok

I'm still considering 35" for now, but I'd like to also keep in mind that I'd like to prepare to go bigger if the components allow.
 

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Out of the list you provided, the Detroit TrueTrac is NOT a locker, it a a gear driven limited slip and will lose traction once a tire is lifted or if you rock crawl.

The Detroit Locker and Dana Trac Lok are automatic lockers which unlock when the hardware experiences a difference in speed between the inner and outer wheel. No activation required by the driver. The Detroit is a full carrier replacement, hence is a stronger unit but more costly compared to the Trac Lok (commonly referred as a lunchbox locker).

The ARB Air Locker, Ox Locker, and Eaton E-Locker are selectable lockers and require a switch mechanism to activate from an open differential to a spool. Selectivity makes this an ideal choice option for traction but more components are required for the units to operate.

The Auburn Ected is also a selectable locker but when inactive - operates as a clutch type limited slip vs. open. When activated, the unit is advertised as being "locked".
 

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Out of the list you provided, the Detroit TrueTrac is NOT a locker, it a a gear driven limited slip and will lose traction once a tire is lifted or if you rock crawl.
Good to know. I'm going to edit the list down, because I definitely want lockers.

ARB Air Locker
Detroit Locker
Ox Locker
Eaton E-Locker
Auburn Ected
Dana Trac Lok

(BTW: I listed what options popped up on 4wd.com when I did a search for rear axles.)
 

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FWIW,

I was looking at either a OX, ARB or Eaton e-locker for the HP dana 30 I'm building for my jeep.

I decided against the Eaton because to many bad reviews.

I didn't see any bad reviews really for either the OX or ARB.

I decided against the ARB due to the extra cost over the OX. I also like the simplicity of the manual cable engagement on the OX.
 

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I'm resurrecting this thread again. I've found a few used Dana 44 axle sets (front and rear) for sale. Should I consider a stock set with disc brakes, 4.10 gears, and factory lockers, or am I better off putting money into an aftermarket set?

There's a substantial cost difference. Again (and as I've mentioned before), I want to do this correctly rather than waste time and money.

Thanks!
 

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I'm resurrecting this thread again. I've found a few used Dana 44 axle sets (front and rear) for sale. Should I consider a stock set with disc brakes, 4.10 gears, and factory lockers, or am I better off putting money into an aftermarket set?

There's a substantial cost difference. Again (and as I've mentioned before), I want to do this correctly rather than waste time and money.

Thanks!
How big of a tire will You run
 

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Probably going with 35" at the maximum.
 

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Probably going with 35" at the maximum.
Does it come with the factory locker pumps? The factory tj rubicon lockers can only take a maximum of like 6 psi before they blow the internal bladder. And its really hard finding any like new replacment pumps for them since most aftermarket pumps nowadays are way higher then 6 psi. Not to mention it will be difficult to maintain 5 psi with an aftermarket pump.
 

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The factory tj rubicon lockers can only take a maximum of like 6 psi before they blow the internal bladder.
I'm resurrecting this thread again. I appreciate the responses so far. Between this forum and the club I belong to, I'm learning a lot.

I found a set of stock Dana 44 Rubicon axles, but they sound a little too expensive for what they are. You've got the same response as some folks in my club.

Let me see if I'm asking this correctly: can I upgrade an 8.8 rear axle with rings and lockers the same as I would any other TJ axle? That is to say, are the mounting points the only non-standard changes I'd have to make?
 

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Let me see if I'm asking this correctly: can I upgrade an 8.8 rear axle with rings and lockers the same as I would any other TJ axle? That is to say, are the mounting points the only non-standard changes I'd have to make?
If your question is "can I regear an 8.8 and also add a locker", then the answer is yes.
 

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Jeffrybomb: I see you have an ’04 with an auto and 33’s . Most likely it’s the 42RLE tranny. You should do some research on gear sizes if your re-gearing. Regardless of what axel you run, It will be different for that transmission due to the OD. Also a cooler should be considered as well.
 
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