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Old 05-06-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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TJ/LJ axle Identification!!!

Been getting alot of questions again lately about "what axle do I have", well here ya'll go....

TJ / LJ model axles identification...Stock factory axles.
(LJ is the longer TJ body model)


ALL TJ/LJ models come standard with a D30 front axle ALL.
Picture of D30..





ALL LJ models come standard with a D44 rear ALL.
Picture of D44 rear for TJ/LJ models...






TJ models can have either a D35 or D44 rear axle.
D35 rear picture...


Optional TJ D44 rear axle picture...






Exception!!!! Rubicon Models ONLY have D44 front and rear axle!.
Rubicon D44 front axle pic...


Rubicon D44 rea axle pic...





Hope this helps ya'll out.
Summary...
D30 front axle standard all TJ/LJs
D35 rear axle for TJ's
D44 rear axle standard for LJ's , and option on TJ's
Rubicon D44 front and rear standard.


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I'll bet that cool yeller jeep of yours has a front 44!

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By a lot of questions, he means just the ones I've been asking.
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^^^ nope. I get probally 25 different questions from different member each day.

I never have a problem answering questions. Ask away.
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It's nice to have a go-to guy around to answer questions.
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I had taken pic's of mine, posted them and asked what I had back in sept. Stranger, dont feel bad
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-> Here is <- a pretty decent chart to help complete the list above.
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-> Here is <- a pretty decent chart to help complete the list above.
Thats very nice! Thanks.
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-> Here is <- a pretty decent chart to help complete the list above.
I like this one



and this one

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^ I think the Chevy Vegas came stock with the one in the bottom picture, At least mine had one in it.

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Chevy put one of these in just about everything that ever moved. I like to stick them under jeeps.
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Agreed. Drop alloy's, detroit, and an Ox in there and you are set
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Agreed. Drop alloy's, detroit, and an Ox in there and you are set
Alloys and ARBs sounds better.

Although, the stock shafts in the rear are more than is needed for 40s. They will stay stock. The front neck down shafts are getting replaced.
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Ah, replace when you break em. Full floaters break when you drop 500lb laser guided munitions on em.
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You replace them when you break them. I fix stuff right the first time so it doesn't break.
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Wow.
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Nice theory.
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Nice theory.
I'm kinda stuck. I have to have some of the upgrade parts to work with others. I watched a buddy destroy his knuckles and really messed up the front end. It completely wrecked his weekend.

I'd rather everything work and not break. I don't get to go wheelin as much as I'd like so I don't want down time when it happens.

When I replied to you I thought you were distorted.... bastage.
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Copy.

I think we all want stuff to not break. Especially when the breakage causes downstream (or upstream) damage. I tend to leave a weak point alone that doesn't cause that and allows for a fairly easy trail repair if needed.

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^just one of my references.

And by far, the pot calling the kettle...
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Alloys and ARBs sounds better.

Although, the stock shafts in the rear are more than is needed for 40s. They will stay stock. The front neck down shafts are getting replaced.
Agreed.

However I went with a Detroit in my rear 14 bolt since it was about $500 cheaper than an ARB.

Went with an Ox in my front 60 just to try somethin different
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Agreed.

However I went with a Detroit in my rear 14 bolt since it was about $500 cheaper than an ARB.

Went with an Ox in my front 60 just to try somethin different
I had a detroit in my last 14 bolt. I rarely knew it was back there. I like having the option. So I'm not holding back this time.

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Hey guys im still a NEWB at all this. I was wondering what would be a good front and rear end for my TJ? Im wanting to run 35's eventually..
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Hey guys im still a NEWB at all this. I was wondering what would be a good front and rear end for my TJ? Im wanting to run 35's eventually..
Would have to say that it all depends. If you are lookin for a mall crawler then I'd stay stock and save your $. If you are lookin to rock race then you'd want a D60/14bolt (or stronger). My guess is you are somewhere in between

Hate to answer a question with a question, but what are you planning on doing with the rig?
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Well i do drive it on the street on a nice day or if there is snow on the ground. But I go wheelin as much as i can, im not really interested in making it a trailer queen so i dont want to go to drastic but just enough were i can still have fun.
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A moderator should start a stickie for axle I.D.
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A moderator should start a stickie for axle I.D.
*cough* It is.

TJ/LJ FAQ "newbies this one is for you"

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This thread doesn't make anything perfectly clear. I'm still new to Jeeps, but most other cars I've worked on or owned have had model numbers of some sort cast into them. Or some sort of determining factor. For example, my 98 TJ did *NOT* have the traction lock rear diff, so I'm assuming that its got the D35. The pics that have been posted also fuel this theory, but I'm unable to be sure, mostly because I'm a pain and am overly undecided.

Was anyone smart enough to cast any numbers on the diff to indentify exactly what it is and what year it was produced?

I wouldn't be such a pain but I've got a modded truck with a "D44" but I have no idea how to be sure or what generation the D44 is.

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