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When the engineers at Mopar opted to redesign the Dana 44 axle, one of the many things that they focused on was the longevity and strength of the axle components. While we think it will take some heavy wheeling and a bit of stress to break one of the next-gen 44 front shafts, if it does happen, you can pull it out and drive home safely. This is due to the new unit bearing that no longer uses the axle nut and stub shaft to hold the assembly together. And though we would be anxious to get our rig fixed in a hurry, it's nice to know that you're safe cruising without it if you're in a pinch.

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