Rubi D44 Rear Axle Upgrades - Whatcha got? - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 05-17-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
Jeep2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buda, TX
Age: 57
Posts: 1,303
Garage
Feedback: 3 reviews
Rubi D44 Rear Axle Upgrades - Whatcha got?

Have a leaky rear axle seal ~2,000 miles after my gear swap.

Thinking of using this opportunity to upgrade my axle shafts "while I'm in there".

I've searched & searched and found several write ups on the Superior shafts for the Rubicons. Marcus has offered me a good price for them too.

But my question is: what else is out there? What else are you guys running?

I plan to stick with my 35's. I wheel using my brain, not my right foot. I've had a D60 in my CJ7 - sticking with the D44 on this Rubicon. Just wanting to know what else is out there & what y'all recommend...??

2011 5.3L GM LC9 Aluminum LS V8 Conversion w/ Custom Dyno Tune
Aluminum Genright Bumpers Front & Rear - Aluminum Nemesis Rockers
PR44/RCV/Reid Front - Superior Rear - ORF Front / Poly Rear Cage - ORF Tire Carrier
RK 3.5" Springs - Fox 2.0 Adjustable Shocks - JKS Arms & Trackbars - Poly Steering
Jeep2.0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 05-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Official Monkey Business
 
TEXASKEV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denton Tejas
Posts: 12,215
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to TEXASKEV Send a message via Yahoo to TEXASKEV

I'm running Superior rear axles but I'm also a fan of Yukon.

08 2Door Red Rubicon. Rock Krawler 5.5 Longarm Coilover, Polly rear Coilovers. AEV hood & wheels, 37"KM2s, JE Reel 1350 shafts, 5.38 Yukon gears, Superior axles, Shrockworks stubby, Fab Fours rear, sPod, Rebel Offroad brakes, Warn winch and lots more.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TEXASKEV is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 05-17-2011, 11:15 PM
VKS Fab
 
JK Vick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Cal.
Posts: 1,809
Feedback: 6 reviews

I didn't know Yukon rear Rubi 44 axles

Handmade One At A Time
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

GIVE US A CALL 559-392-3145
JK Vick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 Old 05-17-2011, 11:16 PM
Granite Guru
 
SoGa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Age: 38
Posts: 134
Feedback: 0 reviews

I am running Ten Factory in the Frt and Rear on 38" KM2's

2011 4DR Rubi
rugged ridge fenders
38" KM2's on Pro Comp wheels
5.38 gears, Frt and Rear Ten Factory Axle shafts
2.5 RK Max Travel w/ Bilsten 5160's & 1.25 in body lift
c gussets, G2 Diff covers, & Poly Ball Joints
Metal Cloak stinger frt bpr w/ warn winch
Road Armor Rr Bpr

Going on soon!!
PSC Rocker Knockers
line-x tub

2005 Power Wagon on 35's
35" KM2's, XD Rockstar wheels, Tiregate, 2" lift, Frt lightbar
SoGa is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 05-17-2011, 11:25 PM
Super Moderator
 
StubEXrube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 15,342
Garage
Feedback: 5 reviews

Kinda OT, but fwiw.......I bent a rear axle tube with 35's, running at places like K-Rocks, and Longs. Wasn't bent too bad....and shafts were fine except where you could see that the one had been rubbing on the tube....but now I'm running a truss back there, as well as LCA skids and a weld-on Poly Performance rear track-bar bracket. Just throwing it out there.

Poly Performance - Dynatrac - Currie - Goodyear - Poison Spyder - Warn - PSC - AEV - Reid Racing - Off-Road Evolution - Flowmaster - Delta - Riddler - Micky Thompson - Daystar - Skid Row - Uniden - Rebel Offroad - Firestik - Warrior Products - Viair - HiLift - ARB - Kicker - Infinity
StubEXrube is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 05-17-2011, 11:45 PM
Rock God
 
SCOUT37JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Age: 40
Posts: 625
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

why not take the opportunity to go full float 35/40 spline with 1ton UB's!!!

homebuilt JK - blood, sweat, lemonade. renamed LOOSE NUTS
SCOUT37JK is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 12:30 AM
GKR
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Age: 55
Posts: 289
Feedback: 6 reviews

35 spline Superiors running ARB and 38's
GKR is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
Jeep2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buda, TX
Age: 57
Posts: 1,303
Garage
Feedback: 3 reviews

Thanks everyone. Looks like a good assortment. Anyone have pros / cons of what they chose?

StubEXrube - thanks for that. I've added a rear truss to my 'must do' list.

2011 5.3L GM LC9 Aluminum LS V8 Conversion w/ Custom Dyno Tune
Aluminum Genright Bumpers Front & Rear - Aluminum Nemesis Rockers
PR44/RCV/Reid Front - Superior Rear - ORF Front / Poly Rear Cage - ORF Tire Carrier
RK 3.5" Springs - Fox 2.0 Adjustable Shocks - JKS Arms & Trackbars - Poly Steering
Jeep2.0 is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 06:17 AM
Rock God
 
jeepnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Age: 39
Posts: 1,828
Garage
Feedback: 7 reviews

I ran ten shafts on my old 44 no issues
Shafts, evo rock stars, diff cover if you don't have one and a truss if u plan on keeping the 44

95 Hemi YJ on Treps with a ton of cool custom work

*gone*09rubi unlimited Rock Krawler 5.5 long arm w/rrd Coilovers 37 Falken wildpeak's Currie 60's
jeepnick is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 08:30 AM
JKO Addict!
 
BADGER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Age: 45
Posts: 2,579
Feedback: 0 reviews

Running the Superiors. Happy with 'em.

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
-Milton Friedman
BADGER is offline  
post #11 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 11:18 AM
Rock God
 
Dynatrac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 537
Feedback: 0 reviews

Unfortunately, we hear about (and see) a lot of rear JK 44 gear failures. This is much more common on Unlimiteds. On Unlimiteds with 37"+ tires I'd seriously consider a rear axle assembly upgrade.
Dynatrac is offline  
post #12 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Newbie
 
Diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Marcos, CA (So Cal)
Age: 39
Posts: 5
Feedback: 0 reviews

I just installed Ten factory ones. I talked to a vendor that also sold superior axles, he said the Tens are better and come with a 10 year warranty.
Diesel is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
Jeep2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buda, TX
Age: 57
Posts: 1,303
Garage
Feedback: 3 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepnick View Post
I ran ten shafts on my old 44 no issues
Shafts, evo rock stars, diff cover if you don't have one and a truss if u plan on keeping the 44
I have Poly rear lower brackets to install. Got any info on why the evo rock stars are better/ different / same?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynatrac View Post
Unfortunately, we hear about (and see) a lot of rear JK 44 gear failures. This is much more common on Unlimiteds. On Unlimiteds with 37"+ tires I'd seriously consider a rear axle assembly upgrade.
Thanks for chiming in Dynatrac. I agree. 37's & up need a D60, for sure - just like on my CJ. (My opinion only - no flames!) I'm staying with 35's & hoping just to beef the 44 enough to keep it reliable. No air time here either.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
I just installed Ten factory ones. I talked to a vendor that also sold superior axles, he said the Tens are better and come with a 10 year warranty.
Warranty is a good point I hadn't considered. But who is Ten Factory & will they be around in 10 years to honor that warranty?

2011 5.3L GM LC9 Aluminum LS V8 Conversion w/ Custom Dyno Tune
Aluminum Genright Bumpers Front & Rear - Aluminum Nemesis Rockers
PR44/RCV/Reid Front - Superior Rear - ORF Front / Poly Rear Cage - ORF Tire Carrier
RK 3.5" Springs - Fox 2.0 Adjustable Shocks - JKS Arms & Trackbars - Poly Steering
Jeep2.0 is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 05-18-2011, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
Jeep2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buda, TX
Age: 57
Posts: 1,303
Garage
Feedback: 3 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicken Corners View Post
Great question!

2011 5.3L GM LC9 Aluminum LS V8 Conversion w/ Custom Dyno Tune
Aluminum Genright Bumpers Front & Rear - Aluminum Nemesis Rockers
PR44/RCV/Reid Front - Superior Rear - ORF Front / Poly Rear Cage - ORF Tire Carrier
RK 3.5" Springs - Fox 2.0 Adjustable Shocks - JKS Arms & Trackbars - Poly Steering
Jeep2.0 is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 05-19-2011, 01:35 AM
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 460
Feedback: 0 reviews

The grade of the metal used?

4140 Chromoly in the Alloy USA
4340 Chromoly in the Superior

Or 10 year warranty vs lifetime?

Last edited by GreenJK; 05-19-2011 at 01:38 AM.
GreenJK is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 05-19-2011, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
Jeep2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buda, TX
Age: 57
Posts: 1,303
Garage
Feedback: 3 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenJK View Post
The grade of the metal used?

4140 Chromoly in the Alloy USA
4340 Chromoly in the Superior

Or 10 year warranty vs lifetime?
And Ten Factory looks like it might be 1541H High Manganese Alloy. Can't tell for sure. Of course, I couldn't find the reference that the above axles were made with that alloy either - only that they use that alloy, among others. Superior's kit says "made from premium alloys".

From what I can tell 4340 is higher strength. I can't find the Superior warranty information anywhere..searched their site & downloaded their catalog too. I see it says "lifetime warranty" on their product page - but would like to know what that covers.

Still, I'm leaning heavily toward Superior.

2011 5.3L GM LC9 Aluminum LS V8 Conversion w/ Custom Dyno Tune
Aluminum Genright Bumpers Front & Rear - Aluminum Nemesis Rockers
PR44/RCV/Reid Front - Superior Rear - ORF Front / Poly Rear Cage - ORF Tire Carrier
RK 3.5" Springs - Fox 2.0 Adjustable Shocks - JKS Arms & Trackbars - Poly Steering
Jeep2.0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome