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    Default Axel differences

    I am relatively new to the whole Jeepin scene. Can somebody please explain what the differences is with axels. I mean Dana 30, 40, 44, 60, etc. What's the difference in the lockers too?
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    Short and simple answer is that the higher the number, the stronger the axle. As far as lockers, there are different kinds. Some automatically engage, and some are selectable. Then the way in which they are selectable varies. There are lockers that lock using air to engage, cable, or electricity. There is a wealth of information out there, you just have to look.
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    Sweet. Thanks for the help man
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    Usually, the 30 and 35 are good up to 37" tires, 44 and up can do anything on a jeep. You also have the Ford 8.8 and 9 inch, I run the 8.8, they are good for anything on a jeep as well. If you plan on running on the street, NEVER put an auto locker in the front axle unless it is floating. Do your reading and figure out how crazy you want to go!!
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    Very short answer its axle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune View Post
    Usually, the 30 and 35 are good up to 37" tires, 44 and up can do anything on a jeep. You also have the Ford 8.8 and 9 inch, I run the 8.8, they are good for anything on a jeep as well. If you plan on running on the street, NEVER put an auto locker in the front axle unless it is floating. Do your reading and figure out how crazy you want to go!!
    This could lead to much discussion and many opinions. I've broken a 30 shaft with 33's and a 44 shaft with 35's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune View Post
    Usually, the 30 and 35 are good up to 37" tires, 44 and up can do anything on a jeep. You also have the Ford 8.8 and 9 inch, I run the 8.8, they are good for anything on a jeep as well. If you plan on running on the street, NEVER put an auto locker in the front axle unless it is floating. Do your reading and figure out how crazy you want to go!!

    are you on crack i have seen many a d35's blow up on 33's and smaller and i got a axle shaft swap in a d35 down to less than a half an hour i broke so many all you need is a 1/2" socket and a 1/4" 12 point box end wrench and a socket for what ever size lug nut you are running and it just falls apart
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    I've been running 35s on a d35 and 30 for almost two years and I wheel HARD and never broke a shaft(knock on wood)

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    Stock shafts I might add

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    Quote Originally Posted by trblmkr4 View Post
    I've been running 35s on a d35 and 30 for almost two years and I wheel HARD and never broke a shaft(knock on wood)

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    Whats your definition of HARD??? Cuz your view of HARD could be consider Sunday drive for some..... Just asking......

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