Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: New axle

  1. #1
    Fresh Catch loganokeefe72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    US
    Posts
    8

    New axle

    So my stock front axle broke a couple weeks ago. I welded it up just so I could drive my jeep for now. I was looking at getting a teraflex Dana 44 axle housing and swaping over the gears and everything. Just wanted to know if this is a good idea or not or if there is a better axle to go with. My budget is about $2500 which is why I'm only getting the housing.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using WAYALIFE mobile app

  2. #2
    Nothing but a Thing Speedy_RCW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    1,624
    Quote Originally Posted by loganokeefe72 View Post
    So my stock front axle broke a couple weeks ago. I welded it up just so I could drive my jeep for now. I was looking at getting a teraflex Dana 44 axle housing and swaping over the gears and everything. Just wanted to know if this is a good idea or not or if there is a better axle to go with. My budget is about $2500 which is why I'm only getting the housing.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using WAYALIFE mobile app
    PR44 is pretty badass.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  3. #3
    Meme King WJCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    24,456
    Quote Originally Posted by loganokeefe72 View Post
    So my stock front axle broke a couple weeks ago. I welded it up just so I could drive my jeep for now. I was looking at getting a teraflex Dana 44 axle housing and swaping over the gears and everything. Just wanted to know if this is a good idea or not or if there is a better axle to go with. My budget is about $2500 which is why I'm only getting the housing.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using WAYALIFE mobile app
    How are you going to swap the dana 30 gears into a 44 housing? Your profile says that you have a Sahara so I'm assuming your front axle is a Dana30.

    And yes there's a better axle to go with. As mentioned, the ProRock 44 would be the best option.
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES



    Support the JL forum: JLWRANGLER.COM

  4. #4
    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    New Mexico/Texas
    Posts
    1,180
    If you are really in a bind to get a new axle I believe you can get a complete D44 housing, 4.10 geared, elocker, axle shafts, knuckles and unit bearings for that price, you would have to regear the rear end though.

    If you are wanting to swap your D30 internals then yes, your only option I believe is the terrorflex D30 housing.

    If I was in your boat and needed a new front housing urgently, and only had the $2500 right now I would order the non Rubicon PR44 housing get new ball joints and swap my wheel ends over (knuckles, unit bearings, brakes) and and drive around with the empty housing. Would not have 4wd until I the internals can be afforded.

  5. #5
    Nothing but a Thing fiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,962
    Or just find another D30 on Craigslist. They don’t go for much.

  6. #6
    Fresh Catch Eloucha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    48

    New axle

    Quote Originally Posted by loganokeefe72 View Post
    So my stock front axle broke a couple weeks ago. I welded it up just so I could drive my jeep for now. I was looking at getting a teraflex Dana 44 axle housing and swaping over the gears and everything. Just wanted to know if this is a good idea or not or if there is a better axle to go with. My budget is about $2500 which is why I'm only getting the housing.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Like everyone said u don’t regret going pro44 save more and re gear it bc u don’t need to pay labor twice. And since is the front go with true trac locker.

  7. #7
    Nothing but a Thing desertrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Great Falls, MT
    Posts
    1,716
    As other have said if you have a d30 you can't swap those internals into a 44.
    You can definitely find a used Rubi front 44 for that budget and depending on what gears you have currency you may or may not have to re gear the rear. Or cheapest option you can have the D30 sitting in my garage haha

    Sent from my SM-G950U using WAYALIFE mobile app
    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

  8. #8
    Nothing but a Thing Clifford33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,143
    I went wheeling with a guy that got a PR44 housing for I believe 1700. And just swapped out his rubicon 44 internals.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  9. #9
    Fresh Catch ThatJeepGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Idaho Springs
    Posts
    39
    If you do drive with an empty housing make sure you put stub shafts in the unit bearings


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  10. #10
    Resident Smartass OverlanderJK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    27,364
    Quote Originally Posted by ThatJeepGuy View Post
    If you do drive with an empty housing make sure you put stub shafts in the unit bearings


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Why?


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES


    2012 Jeep Wrangler

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Sahara D30 Front Axle / D44 Rear Axle / Drive Shaft / Used KM2 35"
    By aermotor in forum FOR SALE (Active Members ONLY)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-23-2015, 08:21 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-28-2015, 12:55 PM
  3. Dana 30 axle sleeves and alloy usa axle tube seals??
    By jkmitch in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2014, 03:47 PM
  4. Replies: 36
    Last Post: 01-17-2014, 03:45 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
“wayoflife” is a moniker that I’ve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS