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!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.
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.
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.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.
Platform like manufacturer? Or like rockjock vs prorock?Ok so for a 44, which platform to choose?
Yeah yeah. Everyone says light wheeling starting out. What part of the world are you in?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