Adding a truss system to my d30

Copasspupil

Jeep Owner
So with my Metalcloak game changer lift, I was looking at the artec armor kit to add to my axle. Two questions:
1. Stock height or raised bracket height? I have a 2 1/2” lift.
2. Anybody have experience with them
3. Any other system you’d go with?
 

Pthorpe84

Moderator
Staff member
Honestly, I would only add the C Gussets. If you wanted to do anything else, hammer in some axle sleeves. I do not see any benefit in the truss, especially on a D30.

What are you running tire size? What are you wanting to do with your rig?
 

Todd Ockert

Moderator
I agree with Pthorpe on this one of only adding the sleeves.

I am not one to talk though, as I am still running my D30 with 35's and stock axle shafts.
Timebomb waiting.

If you are going to go with large tires, and lots of rock crawling type of stuff, I would find the money to get a D44 at the minimum.
The plan for my Jeep is to buy a D44 or the Currie F9 for the front soon.

Todd
 

Pthorpe84

Moderator
Staff member
I agree with Pthorpe on this one of only adding the sleeves.

I am not one to talk though, as I am still running my D30 with 35's and stock axle shafts.
Timebomb waiting.

If you are going to go with large tires, and lots of rock crawling type of stuff, I would find the money to get a D44 at the minimum.
The plan for my Jeep is to buy a D44 or the Currie F9 for the front soon.

Todd
Your not the only one. Im running a 44 with stock axles and 37's...its only a matter of time before i twist the splines too far. Yikes!
 

Todd Ockert

Moderator
Our saying at work is "Do It Right The First Time!"
I think that applies here. You can throw good money at a D30 and it is still a D30.
Spend the extra money for the 44 or something with more beef if you are going to being crawling in big rocks.

Todd
 

Pthorpe84

Moderator
Staff member
Wheel it til it breaks and then get a bigger axle. Save that money for the 44. You wont get much for the 30, that’s why I say wheel it til it breaks. 😉
 

Copasspupil

Jeep Owner
I’ve tried for 5 months looking for a used d44 front axle with no luck. I have to swap out the gears anyway to 4.10s per Motech and add an elocker. I’m on 33’s now may go to 35’s on the next set. Light wheeling for sure
 

MaineJeeper

Jeep Lover
Our saying at work is "Do It Right The First Time!"
I think that applies here. You can throw good money at a D30 and it is still a D30.
Spend the extra money for the 44 or something with more beef if you are going to being crawling in big rocks.

Todd
I agree with Pthorpe and Todd. With conscious wheeling and no skinny pedal I would say it’d last a while with 35’s. Also depends on your traction and wheeling environment. I’d save the money you would put into your 30 and pocket it for a 44.

I’ve seen some people run 37’s locally on a 30 with little actual wheeling and the ring and pinion just don’t last. But I don’t know their story either just what I’ve seen. 🤷🏼‍♂️
 
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