Re: Gearing down and Lockers on a CJ7
The D44 is a good rear axle, and i wouldnt be afraid to spend some money on it. If you want to run larger than 33's, that front D30 is going to get questionable with a locker in it.
A detroit is a good idea for the rear, as well as the front, but I've heard of the lock-rite doing well in the front D30 as well. 3.73s would be good for 33's if you dont have an overdrive. 4.10s if you do.
Oh--one other thing....$1000 for just gears is WAY too much...R&P sets are less than $200 a piece, and i think $300 to set up each axle is rediculous. Shop around.