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    Do you mean rotational play as in backlash? Or does the pinion have up/down or in/out play? If the play you are feeling is gear backlash it can be deceiving. It can feel like a lot more than it really is. Any other play should be of concern.
    The general consensus is that doing anything to a D30 is just throwing money away, especially since Rubicon 44s are so easy to come by. But keep in mind, do your homework the Rubicon 44 has its own weaknesses. anything you buy should be purchased for where you want your build to get instead of where your build currently is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuicksilverJK View Post
    Do you mean rotational play as in backlash? Or does the pinion have up/down or in/out play? If the play you are feeling is gear backlash it can be deceiving. It can feel like a lot more than it really is. Any other play should be of concern.
    The general consensus is that doing anything to a D30 is just throwing money away, especially since Rubicon 44s are so easy to come by. But keep in mind, do your homework the Rubicon 44 has its own weaknesses. anything you buy should be purchased for where you want your build to get instead of where your build currently is.


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    Thank You QuicksilverJK!

    I am talking backlash play. It just felt sloppy. I will have to check the up/down play. I will start saving more pennies to build a solid Dana 44.

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    If you’re gears are worn enough to have a severe amount of backlash it would probably have to be missing teeth. And you would know if that was the case from other symptoms, so it’s probably just fine. And if it were that, a locker isn’t fix, a new gear set is. If you wanna get a locker just bc you want a locker have at it. As others have stated the 30 in a jku isn’t exactly beefy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kundog331 View Post
    Thank You QuicksilverJK!

    I am talking backlash play. It just felt sloppy. I will have to check the up/down play. I will start saving more pennies to build a solid Dana 44.
    Did you have 4WD engaged when you moved it? If not, you'll feel a shitload of rotational play... Totally normal.

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    Agreed, what you are feeling is likely nothing to be concerned with.


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