New Mopar Ultimate Dana 44 Performance Axles (JPP Ultimate Dana 44 AdvanTEK)

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    [ADMIN EDIT - PHOTOS ADDED BELOW] - Production of the new Ultimate Dana 44 Axles will begin in December and availability is expected 2-3 weeks after production start.

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    Just saw this on the web. Interesting new product for the Wrangler but wonder if these will compete vs the Ultimate Dana 60 setup. I don't know pricing and that could be the deciding factor between the two.


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    It's got a Jeep badge and is an official Mopar product. That means it won't be cheap.
     
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    Funny...no FAD on that axle. Guess we know how durable they really think the design is now. A-holes....actually, it's not their fault. It's the EPA's due to fuel economy regs and the general public's b/c we're too lazy to lock in hubs.
     
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    Just spoke to the Mopar guys and got some photos (added to first post). Production will begin in December and availability is expected 2-3 weeks after production start.
     
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    I'm thinking companies like Artec and EVO will fix this window in the axle soon enough with a truss kit. EVO broke it's second axle this past weekend on the "America" JL. Dana has a inner axle kit already and CAD delete. I think to spend the money on a Mopar Ultimate 44 will be a waste unless the price is super competitive and makes sense over the upgrade to a 60
     
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    Those are the axles, for $50k, should of come on Rubicons. Regardless, seems the current gen on the Rubis are holding up well overall. Can we get those badass Jeep heavy duty diff covers for stock Rubi axles?
     
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    Based on everything else we've heard from MOPAR throughout the JL's rollout, these won't be out for another 2 years at best. Remember when they said tube doors, snorkels, and a lift kit for the 2 door would be available at launch?
     
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    Relax on the FAD. They didn't put it on there because it has no purpose on a heavily built axle and the customer looking for this has no interest in it. It also doesn't have to comply with CAFE. They put the FAD on the Dodge Rams and they hold up just fine. Hell, I ran the weaker system on my YJ and wheeled the hell out of it for a decade, with no issues. I'm not losing any sleep over it and I like getting 20mpg on the 44 hour drive to Moab and back.

    These are nice looking axle setups, though. They'll be expensive, but they'll take a beating, too.
     
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    I wonder if the ball joints are loose on these also?
     
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    Are the stock Rubicon axles not made domestically?
     
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    #11 Oct 31, 2018
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    How do these differ from the stock Rubicon axles?
     
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    Those diff covers won't fit. The shape of the housing is different.
     
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    I know why they didn't put it on there. And considering we now have two cases of broken housings at the FAD unit, it was a poor design for a vehicle marketed in the way the Rubicon has been.

    Dodge Rams aren't known for being hardcore trail rigs....and the 3/4 and 1T versions don't run D44s....so you're comparing apples to dildos.

    The vacuum CAD on the YJ was a much bigger turd than the electric FAD on the current Jeep (well, that remains to be seen actually)....but to claim that b/c your's didn't break it was an acceptable system is contrary to tons of other people's experience.

    Hubs would have given the same effect on mileage as the FAD....but they didn't fit the market segment, so it is what it is. I'm not losing sleep over it either, but if our's fails......I certainly wouldn't buy Jeep's wonder-44 from SEMA to replace it. "Fool me once, shame on you........." would seem to apply. Besides, if you're going to spend the money....a 60 is a far better choice.
     
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    Two cases? I need to see more than two cases of anything to declare it a weak point or bad design. Not sure why they broke, but Artec makes an inexpensive armor plate for it if it is a worry. As for YJ's, I saw lots of them and the only issue I ever saw with the FAD was with dry, cracked vacuum hoses that were easily replaced. I never saw one break. Not saying it didn't happen, but I was around many YJ's that were wheeled hard, not just my own.
     
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    I was told price will be around 4200. Complete with ball joints and 1410 U joint axle shafts. Ready to swap over your knuckles etc and bolt in.
     
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