Dana 44 to Toyota Driveshaft Flange
The Inchworm flange is made out of a solid stock and allows you to use your Toyota driveshaft with a swapped-in Dana 44 axle. It is drilled to accept stock shoulder-type bolts, which makes a Dana 44 conversion easier and economical by using your old driveshafts. Info: Inchworm Gear, 530.677.8111, www.inchwormgear.com.
Jeep Manual Hub Conversion
Remove those nonserviceable parts on the front end of your XJ, YJ, or TJ and replace them with fixed spindles and lockout hubs with Mile Marker’s kit. When the factory Jeep unit bearing fails, the conversion kit offers ease of maintenance, a much smoother ride, better steering control, greater fuel economy, and longer axle and driveshaft life: Info: Mile Marker, 800.886.8647, www.milemarker.com.
Ford 8.8-Inch Swap Kit
The Ford 8.8 rear axle is a popular swap for Jeeps because of the 3 1⁄4-inch axletube, disc brakes, and 31-spline axleshafts. Mountain Off-Road Enterprises has developed a kit to simplify the installation into your TJ, YJ, or XJ. The kits contain all the bracketry needed for this installation, all of it made in the USA and from laser-cut 3⁄16-inch steel and CNC-bent in MORE’s press brake. Info: Mountain Off-Road Ent., 877.533.7229, www.mountainoffroad.com.
High Capacity Diff Cover
Keeping the 14-bolt in your tow rig is easy with Mag-Hytec’s tough high-capacity differential cover. The cover adds capacity, helps keep the fluid 25-50 degrees cooler, and increases the fluid change intervals. The maintenance is quick, clean, and easy with the drain plug and dipstick. The O-ring seal makes removal quick and effortless compared to other sealing methods. Info: Mag-Hytec, 818.786.8325, www.mag-hytec.com.
Full spools are available from Poly Performance and offer dependable off-road traction. The spools provide 100 percent lockup and are available for Dana 44, Dana 60, Toyota, Ford, GM, and Chevy. The spools are ideal for hardcore rockcrawling. Info: Poly Performance, 805.783.2060, www.polyperformance.com.
Solid-Axle Swap Systems
Offroad Design’s solid-axle swap kit for ’88-’98 GM trucks puts everything the company has learned in over 15 years of fullsize wheeling into your work or play truck. Beefy bolt-on spring bracketry, proven heavy-duty steering systems, and lift heights from 3 inches and up let you install the durability you need as simply as possible. Kits are also available for GM or Ford donor axles in complete systems or parts. Info: Offroad Design, 970.945.7777, www.offroaddesign.com.
Bombshell Diff Cover
Poison Spyder Bombshell Diff Covers are designed to protect your gears, lockers, and diff cover bolts from the most punishing rocks and trail hazards. The covers are available for Dana 30, 44, and 60 axles. The Bombshell is cast from high-grade ductile iron, and the sealing surface is machined flat for a perfect seal. The design incorporates recesses to protect the diff cover bolt heads from trail damage while also acting as a ramp to help slide your Jeep up and over the most troublesome pumpkin-eaters. Info: Poison Spyder Customs, 951.849.5911, www.poisonspyder.com.
Dana 44 Reinforcement
These Evo C2 front axle reinforcement gussets are made out of 3⁄16-inch laser-cut, CNC-bent steel and are engineered to strengthen the Jeep JK Wrangler’s front axle Cs. The gussets are a direct fit to the JK Dana 30 and Dana 44 and require welding for installation. Each C2 gusset kit is complete with top and bottom gussets. Info: Off Road Evolution, 714.870.5515, www.offroadevolution.com.
The strength and longevity of Superior’s joints is achieved with a forged 4340 chromoly cross-section. They are built with high-quality bearing caps that utilize needle bearings for a long, uninterrupted lifespan. The U-joints are available for the Dana 30, 44, and 60 axles. Info: Superior Axle & Gear, 888.845.0470, www.superioraxlegear.com.
Unit Bearing Be Gone!
The Yukon Spin Free Kit eliminates the costly factory unit bearing found in late-model trucks and Jeeps. The reduced drag results in greater fuel economy, and the premium hubs included in the kit allow for driving selectability. The kits include all components necessary for installation, including heavy-duty 4340 chromoly axles. Info: Randy’s Ring & Pinion, 866.631.0196, www.ringpinion.com.