CV joint Dana 30 upgrade shafts, worth the very high price?

tower210

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#21
I go back and forth on weather or not to try to rebuild my original front and rear axles, or spend on new ones.

I am now leaning more towards trying to rebuild my Dana 30 front, and 86' CJ Dana 44 rear. I will probably just rebuild and re-gear both to 3.73.

My other concern is weight. I am concerned about exceeding the GVWR, and if that would come back to bite me at some point. Especially considering my modest use.
If you stay Dana 30 and AMC 20 (should be plenty heavy duty if you have 1 piece shafts) I have a set of 3.73 ring and pinions I'd sell cheap... I upgraded to 4.56 when I went bigger tires....
 

Domin8

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If you stay Dana 30 and AMC 20 (should be plenty heavy duty if you have 1 piece shafts) I have a set of 3.73 ring and pinions I'd sell cheap... I upgraded to 4.56 when I went bigger tires....
Thanks for the response.

I have the original AMC 20 on the Jeep now, but I also have a Dana 44 rear from an '86 CJ I picked up a few years ago.

I also have an extra Dana 30 front I got a few years ago as well.

Hopefully, one of each of them is worth saving.
 

Domin8

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If you stay Dana 30 and AMC 20 (should be plenty heavy duty if you have 1 piece shafts) I have a set of 3.73 ring and pinions I'd sell cheap... I upgraded to 4.56 when I went bigger tires....
Sorry, I just re-read and realized that I missed you saying you have a set of 3.73 ring and pinions.

Thank you, but one of the two Dana 30's I have, already has 3.73 gears in it. I don't know what the Dana 44 has in it, and I'm not likely to use the AMC 20.

Thanks again though!
 

Randyzzz

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#26
Another consideration on a D44 is steering. But you could always build a 44 housing and use 30 knuckles-
 
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