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« on: March 05, 2012, 06:01:37 PM »

I'm looking into axles atm. I've found an 8.8 and d30 with ratios 3.73. Which is an upgrade from my 3.07's. Then I've found a 44 with a 3.73 ratio that im guessing, the add didnt say. But I checked JF and the 44's only came with 3.55 in 97 and then 3.73 all other years. I dont know if the 8.8 is ready to bolt in or not. The 44 is $400 and not sure on the others. Opinions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 06:43:45 PM »

8.8 is not ready to bolt in. you need to weld on brackets (i suggest the artec truss kit, good price for everything plus you get a truss (which helps you keep from spinning the tubes, or for the tubes moving))

go 97+ as well. You get disc brakes. Also look for a posi lock.

If you have any questions feel free to send me a pm. ill let you know what it took to get it under my TJ. BTW I love my 8.8!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 08:02:22 PM »

95+ have discs on the 8.8, personally I would not look for LSD if you're planning a locker later unless you're planning a full locker then it doesn't matter.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 08:05:37 PM »

8.8 is not ready to bolt in. you need to weld on brackets (i suggest the artec truss kit, good price for everything plus you get a truss (which helps you keep from spinning the tubes, or for the tubes moving))

go 97+ as well. You get disc brakes. Also look for a posi lock.

If you have any questions feel free to send me a pm. ill let you know what it took to get it under my TJ. BTW I love my 8.8!

The guy selling it also has d30's and 35's so I think it was out of a Jeep. He didnt say.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 08:32:11 PM »

i use to say go with a late 80's cherokee dana 44, but after running mine for a while now i wouldnt recomend it. go with the 8.8. and if you can go find one with 4:10 gears then go that way. you still will have to change to a higher ratio if you get 35,s but with 33,s 4;10s will just barley be accecptible.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 09:11:52 PM »

I have a D30 and 8.8 4.10 R/P.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 07:16:59 AM »

I don't plan on re-gearing these axle. Otherwise I just wouldnt pick up any. It costs too much. I doubt I'll reach 35's for another 4 years at least.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 09:35:57 AM »

I don't plan on re-gearing these axle. Otherwise I just wouldnt pick up any. It costs too much. I doubt I'll reach 35's for another 4 years at least.

you say that now.... trust me, once you start wheeling with the big dogs, you want bigger meats :flipoff:
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 09:36:19 AM »

95+ have discs on the 8.8, personally I would not look for LSD if you're planning a locker later unless you're planning a full locker then it doesn't matter.

95 97, same thing :flipoff:
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Re: Axles
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 09:42:36 AM »

I don't plan on re-gearing these axle. Otherwise I just wouldnt pick up any. It costs too much. I doubt I'll reach 35's for another 4 years at least.

you say that now.... trust me, once you start wheeling with the big dogs, you want bigger meats :flipoff:
I'm not going over a 2" lift for a few years. Just 2" coils, BL, 33's, TT.
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 08:04:03 AM »

Are wagoneer axles desireable?
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 09:36:44 AM »

Are wagoneer axles desireable?

your gonna need new wheels for the waggy, as well as your gonna need to weld new mounts on http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=447029
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 09:47:12 AM »

Guess I'll keep looking. Found some sets of rubi axles. But they all want 3k or 3.5k to 4k.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »

Guess I'll keep looking. Found some sets of rubi axles. But they all want 3k or 3.5k to 4k.

i could build a set of full widths Dana 60 front 14b rear for 4k lol
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 03:51:26 PM »

Thats the point lol. I saw a D60 from a 72? chevy for $100.
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 04:14:03 PM »

Probably a rear for 100 bucks and try to stick away from a Dana 60 rear heard they have 26 spline shafts I think it was.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 05:52:13 PM »

Lots of trucks run D60's though? and yes it was a rear.
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 06:12:29 PM »

Just passing the judgment that I have received when I said I owned a Dana 60. 14 bolts in my opinion are way more bang for your buck and lots of opitioms on them to do things.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2012, 06:22:43 PM »

Think I saw a 60 and 14 for sale in my area.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2012, 10:01:03 PM »

well for a 14 bolt there are a lot of truss options out there for tj Links.
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