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CJA Events / Re: 2017 Jeep 101 - June 10
« Last post by MattMan on May 28, 2017, 09:35:35 PM »
And let's not forget sunscreen and bug spray with the hope that we will need to use the first and not have to use the latter.  8) :o
Jeep Stuff For Sale / Re: Yj grill
« Last post by morerpmfred on May 28, 2017, 03:16:42 PM »
Its gone.
Jeep Stuff For Sale / Yj grill
« Last post by morerpmfred on May 27, 2017, 01:28:49 PM »

Free yj grill. Was going to use. Plans changed. Pm me.
Tech Talk / Re: TJ rear axle options
« Last post by Bnine on May 26, 2017, 11:16:04 AM »

Serge pulled an hp 30/tj44 combo out of Ontario geared with ARB's for 2500$.

There's always guys pulling built setups to go 1 tons. Just start hitting ebay and the American forums like pirate and jeep forum to find the next set of take outs.
Tech Talk / Re: TJ rear axle options
« Last post by Immortal on May 25, 2017, 09:51:01 PM »
Great. Just what I need.... another project.
Jeep Stuff Wanted / WANTED - TJ axle assemblies
« Last post by rosko on May 25, 2017, 11:58:11 AM »
No longer needed - thx
Tech Talk / Re: TJ rear axle options
« Last post by rosko on May 25, 2017, 07:46:11 AM »
Hmmm... I thought that price meant things were a little too good to be true. Good to know that the G2 D60 might be wider - they don't have much up for specs on these things. $1200 doesn't make any sense at all to dump into a D35 for sure and re-gearing a D30 might as well be an HP, I completely agree. I emailed G2 so I'll see what their answer is.

I really don't have the time to take this on so the bolt-on options were very appealing, but neither does dropping $10k on a set of G2s. Anyone around still building up HP30s or selling bolt-on-ready Ford 8.8?

I've moved to the Columbia Valley, otherwise Dave she'd be parked at your shop. :)

Guess I'll get it home and think about it some more. Might even post it as a project for sale. If it was a higher-mileage rig the decision would be easy, but at 124k km (with only 40k on the motor and rebuilt tranny, less on clutch and front driveshaft, etc) and all of the extras in already puts me on the fence.

Thanks for the input folks, as always.
Tech Talk / Re: TJ rear axle options
« Last post by hps4evr on May 24, 2017, 11:34:05 PM »
If you're not in a huge rush I'd spend sometime looking for a tj dana44 and an Xj hp30. If you're in more of a rush snag the next explorer 8.8 you find. Hp30's are relatively easy to find. Both of these axles can handle 35's fairly well. Unless you're an animal behind the wheel either one of these would work well with minimal effort to install. Another option albeit harder to find would be early ford bronco Dana 44 and 9". They are about the proper width for a tj and big upgrade with lots of support. Would need some suspension mods to fit them, but would be a cool option.
Tech Talk / Re: TJ rear axle options
« Last post by Immortal on May 24, 2017, 10:08:11 PM »
A dana 60 rear weighs about 375lbs
A dana 44 rear weighs about 200lbs

Downside is:
The weight, and you're probably looking at a full width axle. Which means weird assed tracking with your narrow front D30,
Bigger flares should be considered, as well as the fuel mileage losses (but that is a WHOLE other topic).
Not sure how much or if any fuel tank clearances will be an issue.
You may have to regear one of the axles.
8.8, D44, or even a C8.25 would be more plentiful, and a better match.
Or replace with another D35.
Or fix your axle.

On the upside, the 60 will allow you to run huge fuggin' tires..... whenever you get there.

Your can of worms is now opened.
Tech Talk / Re: TJ rear axle options
« Last post by rosko on May 24, 2017, 06:13:56 PM »
Also, I'm wondering if there's any downside/considerations going to a HP Dana 60 assembly in the rear vs a Dana 44 if I'm planning to run smaller tire sizes (e.g. 35" max). I know there is a weight difference, but can't find a lot of info on how much that is or the real repercussions of it.
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