As the title suggests I am looking for advise on upgrading / replacing my Dana 30 axle assembly. I plan to drop about $14,000 into this monster in about nine months but would like to have everything squared away long before then. My goal is run 37" tires locked front and rear to the standard transfer case (if that matters). The only performance upgrades this Jeep may see is a programmer and highly unlikely Supercharger many years down the road. By all means I do not have a heavy foot off road. I try the line three times and move onto something else if I cannot get traction or make the obstacle.
I was looking at purchasing G2 Axle and Gear Dana 60 assemblies until I saw that the front axle is twice the price of the rear assembly. That immediately killed the plan... Then came along Teraflex's TF44 front axle for only $2,146.99, a very reasonable price.
Let's say I pick up this Teraflex Dana 44 axle housing
, what parts are needed to complete it? I don't mind re-using parts from my Dana 30 as long as it doesn't create a weak point.
- Can I use my Dana 30 setup? I don't see any reason I can't. Yes
- Will purchasing a standard gear set with master installation kit work or will I need to add in other various parts? You will need an open carrier or a locker (which replaces the carrier
- Will be using Ten Factory 30 spline Chromoly shafts.
Drive Shaft Connection
- Does the assembly include the connection for the drive shaft? If not, what do I need? Your stock shaft will bolt up
- I will be using the Artec Industries Dana 44 truss and Inner C Gussets.
- I plan to use the OX electronic locker. I assume nothing extra has to be done except drilling a hole for the wire in the differential?
And that is all I know about axle assemblies. If I missed anything it must be escaping me at the moment or I just don't know it exists.
My second thought was to use a Rubicon Dana 44 up front instead of building up the Teraflex. I believe a factory Dana 44 should run between $2,000 and $2,500 while the Teraflex with locker will run closer to $4,000. Heck, I might not even put a locker in it right away as the extra $1,000 saved could be better invested into other parts of the Jeep.
Thanks for any assistance