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CharlieK
01-30-2014, 11:21 PM
My first plan was to swap out my Dana 30 for a 44. I do some wheeling, but nothing crazy at this point. I have just ordered my ARB lockers to go with my 488 gears. I am currently running 35's but plan on going with 37's when I can. I have read several other posts that talk about just beefing the Dana 30. I have looked at the EVO Magnum 44 kit sleeves and gussets. So I guess my question is since I won't be doing hard core wheeling at this point, do I beef up the 30 or wait and get the 44? If I do beef up the 30 any suggestions what I should use?

Atch
01-30-2014, 11:36 PM
I'd suggest just doing gussets on your D30 and start saving for a PR44.

Flatattack
01-31-2014, 12:33 AM
I gave my D30 the EVO treatment along with Synergy ball joints . I'm happy with the result. I feel pretty comfortable running my 35's here in flat land Florida.

OverlanderJK
01-31-2014, 12:38 AM
This is a beefed up D30.

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BBG
01-31-2014, 12:52 AM
My first plan was to swap out my Dana 30 for a 44. I do some wheeling, but nothing crazy at this point. I have just ordered my ARB lockers to go with my 488 gears. I am currently running 35's but plan on going with 37's when I can. I have read several other posts that talk about just beefing the Dana 30. I have looked at the EVO Magnum 44 kit sleeves and gussets. So I guess my question is since I won't be doing hard core wheeling at this point, do I beef up the 30 or wait and get the 44? If I do beef up the 30 any suggestions what I should use?

D30 are fine I say wheel on them until you brake um ...... my wife has been wheel hers for over a year now...... We go wheeling twice a month she and she's a lot harder on her jeep than me hasn't broke anything yet and that's with out gussets or sleeves on 35's .......

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BBG
01-31-2014, 12:53 AM
Just save for those pr44's until then:thumbup:

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CharlieK
01-31-2014, 01:03 AM
Thanks for all the help, sounds like I need to keep saving.

13gecko
01-31-2014, 01:08 AM
This is a beefed up D30.

66876

Haha true, but don't you have a beefed up D30?

cozdude
01-31-2014, 01:20 AM
I'd suggest just doing gussets on your D30 and start saving for a PR44.

I totally agree with what atch said. Just do some gussets and save for a PR44. That's what I'm currently doing.


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Fir-na-tine
01-31-2014, 01:56 AM
Haha true, but don't you have a beefed up D30?

That IS his beefed up D30!

~Woodrow~

David1tontj
01-31-2014, 02:04 AM
Don't waste money with sleeves. My brother sleeved his 44 and it still bent. On 35s and he thought he was being nice to it.. I say gussets and save for pr44


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David1tontj
01-31-2014, 02:07 AM
I don't think you mentioned if it was a Tj or jk.. Big difference. My opinion was for jk


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Atch
01-31-2014, 02:09 AM
I don't think you mentioned if it was a Tj or jk.. Big difference. My opinion was for jk


My ride- 2001 power wheel, 11" plastic tires, upgraded battery, boat sides, custom bumpers, tow hooks, new paint.

His profile says he has a jk

Tranquillity
01-31-2014, 02:16 AM
I'd just do C gusset it and would save for anything more HD, like a PR44. In fact that's what I'm doing. No point in bulletproofing a D30 when your R&P will still be your weak point.

OverlanderJK
01-31-2014, 03:03 AM
Haha true, but don't you have a beefed up D30?

I have c gussets.

OverlanderJK
01-31-2014, 03:04 AM
D30 are fine I say wheel on them until you brake um ...... my wife has been wheel hers for over a year now...... We go wheeling twice a month she and she's a lot harder on her jeep than me hasn't broke anything yet and that's with out gussets or sleeves on 35's .......

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How hard is hard? My c's are bent and I have had c gussets.

JKFlyer
01-31-2014, 03:11 AM
This is a beefed up D30.

66876

That is not a pile of shit but a golden pile of shit. So what are you trying to say?

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OverlanderJK
01-31-2014, 03:13 AM
That is not a pile of shit but a golden pile of shit. So what are you trying to say?

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It's a polished turd.

Webe
01-31-2014, 06:08 PM
I currently have a D30 on 35's. Both times out I have busted my ring & pinon. First time out I also twisted my drive line. Second time out I also bent my chrome molly shafts. I was even taking it easy too. Well if 4ft of snow is taking it easy anyways. I'm currently driving with the front gutted out while saving for the PR44.