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Thread: Rear Axles and Ring/Pinion Recommendations for a Non-Rubicon D44 Upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinAZJK View Post
    Did you go full float rear?


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    That’s what the spec sheet says. Full float design, housing carries the weight, not the shaft.

    Ultimate 60 5.38’s rear p/n 10005942. It’s going to be a fun swap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Burro View Post
    That’s what the spec sheet says. Full float design, housing carries the weight, not the shaft.

    Ultimate 60 5.38’s rear p/n 10005942. It’s going to be a fun swap!
    Definitely made the right move. You won’t have to upgrade the axles down the line, again.


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    Nice upgrade! Post some pics after the install.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nmwranglerx View Post
    Nice upgrade! Post some pics after the install.
    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Definitely made the right move. You won’t have to upgrade the axles down the line, again.
    Thanks fellas. It was a really tough decision to make, even though the numbers penciled out every time. A PR 44 was $200 less for the front axle, but factor in FF and the difference in the axle housing, C’s and pinion/ring size and big brakes... Seemed like why buy twice to get something that wouldn’t bend or require another $1k + labor for a brake kit.

    I don’t have the 99% of the experience of most anyone on the site, but after listening and watching, i believe it’s the right decision... and it hurts the wallet now to say/do that. So thanks to all for being opinionated in the right way, helping rational folks that don’t want to spend $ on labor/parts over and over and over...

    and not just trying to ‘defend the spend’ like on so many other forums. This place is great.
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    They’re here...

    Holy cow they’re stout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Burro View Post
    Holy cow they’re stout!
    Congrats! Welcome to 1 tons!


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Burro View Post
    Holy cow they’re stout!
    That was fast!

    I hate when you guys all post up these, and I'm so far from being able to do it.

    Just kidding, build away. I will get there some day.

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    That's a beautiful thing!!! Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Burro View Post
    Holy cow they’re stout!
    Ho Lee Shit that’s a beaut


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdofmemi View Post
    That was fast!

    I hate when you guys all post up these, and I'm so far from being able to do it.

    Just kidding, build away. I will get there some day.
    Haha that’s where I’m at. Especially with a damaged ring gear and broken locker in the rear. It would only be another 1.5k or so to go 14b rear but then I add more weight and width. And right now I fit on a uhaul trailer


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