Thank you, that is about where my jeep is at. I think I keep my foot in it still because it is new and fun.
once I get it back on the road I think I will install a bung onto the straight pipe and run it for a while to see if it makes much if any difference.
I have a dana 44 I am putting together. I got the axle and a rebuilt limited slip carrier for 400 bucks. The axle came with the shafts and backing plates for drum brakes. I bought a master rebuild kit for it and axle bearing kits. I bought a new never installed G2 4.56 ring gear and pinion for the dana 44 from a guy on FB for 100 dollars.
I am going to try to see if My jeep grand Cherokee disk breaks will work on this axle. Not that I think disk breaks are better but because I would need to buy all hardware and breaks for the drums anyway I might as well go disk breaks as it will be cheaper since I have them.
WOW nice score on the axle. Getting a Dana 44 out here for under $1K is rare. And you scored the gears and stuff too. I think the brakes from the GC will swap over but can't say 100%.