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Old 02-12-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Ok gentlemen and ladies,

I need some help. I have a 97 sport. I was trying to sell her, but I realized the wrong of my ways. I am a full time college student, but also full time engineer. I am mechanically inclined, although I will never rebuild a power steering box from a jeep, again. I had the angry sparrows, so I took out the front driveshaft and lost it so I need a new one. I have the D44, but when I bought it I thought it was an open rear, hey I was a newbie; however, the clutches blew apart so I need a new carrier and everything I can save the axles and ring and pinion I inspected them, possibly a locker or lsd. I need 4 tires mud terrain preferably. The heat only blows at your feet, vacuume line hopefully. So I need a lot, but I probably did this to myself. I drove my jeep hard, and have some crazy stories some Im not to proud of, but definatly a good story. Any ideas? Suggestions. Lets say a budget of $3000. There goes my tax refund. Thanks in advance. Some pics for humor. Oh yea my springs are sagging real bad. Lift Kit? Stock now. Click image for larger version

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ID:	3433 Stupid SC clay and broken rear and sagging springs and tires. Get the point.

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Old 02-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
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...so I took out the front driveshaft and lost it so I need a new one.

I have the D44...I need a new carrier and everything I can save the axles and ring and pinion I inspected them, possibly a locker or lsd.

I need 4 tires mud terrain preferably.

The heat only blows at your feet, vacuume line hopefully.

Oh yea my springs are sagging real bad. Lift Kit? Stock now

Lets say a budget of $3000. There goes my tax refund. Thanks in advance.
sounds like you already know what you need and want...

I would say since a drive shaft is a pretty essential part of the driving part you NEED one so get one.

I would look into getting a carrier from a u-pull-it and replacing it since again its an essential part of the vehicle.

tires would be nice to have but if you have enought tread for now I would hold off unless you can afford them after the obvious. BFG's are always a good way to go but really its personal prefrence. I run Wildcat EXT's for now cause they're cheap.

lift kit you can get a 3" for around $700 or so if you look around. maybe a Full Traction kit?

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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Well, I just ordered the driveshaft today thank you ebay, but I have a question about the rear end. I currently have the d44 with trac-loc. If I buy a lsd tru-trac I think was the one I was looking at that comes with the carrier just not ring and pinion. Do I need to buy anything else like axles or such?
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nope not unless u broke em!!!
alhtough u will need this kit or something like it;
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rin...40_99_716.html

as for lift i would suggest the 2" lift from www.rustysoffroad.com that includes the new shcoks and the if you want more lift getting a body lift
as for tires BFG's are the way to go if you have the money, but if not there are plenty of other tires that work jsut as well
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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Aww crap. I forgot about that. I was told buy a mechanic that I worked with for a couple of months, and the ones that tought at the school I went to that I could use the same crush sleeve so I dont have to set the ring and pinion depth again. I do believe that would be above my "C" tech skill level.
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