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Black Hills TJ

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:05 pm
by Rick
Why a high pinion over a standard D44? Why not this in standard D44s? http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles-ti ... using.html If I have to I can find a set of Waggy D44s down here and drag em along.

Black Hills TJ

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:00 pm
by pineappletuna
I wouldn't worry to much about stock gears with 35s and a 2.5 w/ auto but the high pinion will allow for more droop and will keep the driveline up away from the rocks

Re: Black Hills TJ

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:24 am
by axleater
you do gain a little bit with the janz kit but if you do something spectacular enough to break a pinion on a stock dana 44 then chances are you will also break the jk stuff.

if you want to be really cool I know a guy that can put dana 50 gears in high pinion dana 44 housings. :-o

once again probably not worth it for a 4cyl jeep with 35" tires.

The janz kit is neat and if you don't mind spending a few hundred more dollars to put in gears then go for it!

I kind of suck a driving so high pinion for me really saves on rear driveshaft replacement costs

Re: Black Hills TJ

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:26 am
by axleater
good luck on that wagoneer dana 44 rear that is centered up. that is one tough little fella to find. Scout rears are easy to find but a little bit skinny and the wrong bolt pattern.

Black Hills TJ

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:01 pm
by Rick
I just want something that will hold up to a bit of skinny pedal, granted not alot with 4 squirrels, but I may do a V8 swap later on. My biggest thing is full width or chop it down to Wagoneer width, 62-63"s wide?

Re: Black Hills TJ

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:49 pm
by axleater
Nothing cheap holds up to peeling out when trying to rockcrawl! Spidertrax is always a good uption for that!

Black Hills TJ

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:43 pm
by Rick
Just going to keep the 4 squirrels for now. Swap trans and a few other parts and have fun.

Re: Black Hills TJ

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:56 pm
by axleater
Excellent idea!

Re: Black Hills TJ

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:33 pm
by Weasel
axleater wrote:you do gain a little bit with the janz kit but if you do something spectacular enough to break a pinion on a stock dana 44 then chances are you will also break the jk stuff.

if you want to be really cool I know a guy that can put dana 50 gears in high pinion dana 44 housings. :-o

once again probably not worth it for a 4cyl jeep with 35" tires.

The janz kit is neat and if you don't mind spending a few hundred more dollars to put in gears then go for it!

I kind of suck a driving so high pinion for me really saves on rear driveshaft replacement costs
The JK pinion is bigger then a D50.

Re: Black Hills TJ

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:47 pm
by axleater
but the dana 50 is high pinion making it stronger in the front and cooler in the rear! Plus, historically speaking, most people haven't had a problem with breaking pinion shafts and the ring gear is actually slightly larger.

JK stuff is still kind of neat, but not as neat as a 44/50/60 MaXle.