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Old 10-01-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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D44 for D35c

I scored a really sweet deal on a rear D44 from a totalled '06 rubi for my '00 Sport. I've got the drum to disc brake thing figured out, but I'm struggling with the factory air locker. Would an aftermarket pump kit from ARB work with this axle? I'd definately spring for the larger compressor so I'd have "trail air." Now, if I could just find a D30hp w/4.11's...
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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I am not really familiar with exactly how the air locker works, but I do know that it only requires about 5 psi to actuate. The ARBs are closer to 95 psi to actuate, so there would obviously need to be some modification to the ARB pressure switch if you go that route. I would think that it would be easy enough to find a junkyard Rubicon compressor to run the lockers pretty cheap though. Good luck and keep us posted, sorry I don't have more for you.

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Very different air pressures needed. Hook an ARB up to that axle and you will have a busted locker. Go to Ebay to look for a Rubicon compressor as I hear you can find good deals there.
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doclouie, you necroposter you...

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Yea I know. I have just been doing tons of research on this today and not too many people pointed out the difference in the two air compressors so hopefully this will help someone in the future.
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Yeah, I like that my ARBs use 90psi. That gives me more options in the future if I want to go to a full onboard air system.
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So I read your whole Barbie thread last night. Very cool. So what are your thoughts a standard ARB or the larger one?
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So I read your whole Barbie thread last night. Very cool. So what are your thoughts a standard ARB or the larger one?
I'm not familiar with what you're talking about. I have ARBs in both of my axles, but I didn't know there was a standard or large.
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Standard compressor to run just the axles and another one they now sell that you can fill tires and such. I think I may start a new post.
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Standard compressor to run just the axles and another one they now sell that you can fill tires and such. I think I may start a new post.
Oh. I have the small (CKSA12) compressor. Lockers only. JCF has the larger compressor on her JKU and uses it to fill her tires. I'm about to set myself up with a co2 tank.
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When I went to pick up the axle, the Jeep wasn't a Rubicon, but an Unlimited with a D44 rear. Salvage guy insisted it had a factory air locker, but couldn't "find" the air line to show me.
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Only the rubicon had the "factory" air locker. Non rubicon D44 can have a LSD (Limited slip Diff). Such as my 2004 Sport it has the rear D44 with the Factory LSD in it. Sounds like the salvage guy is mistaken.
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When I went to pick up the axle, the Jeep wasn't a Rubicon, but an Unlimited with a D44 rear. Salvage guy insisted it had a factory air locker, but couldn't "find" the air line to show me.
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Hey Bert. Sorry to hear that. What did you end up doing? (Since the thread is almost 2 years old I'm assuming you've already done whatever you ended up doing.)
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Still sitting on stock axles w/stock gears. Been collecting parts for stage 2. I have a HP 30 that's almost finished, along with a new transfer case, adj. CAs...few other goodies. The guy dropped the price $400 on the spot when I called his bluff, but I couldn't see paying $700 for a D44. I'm leaning towards an 8.8 for the rear, but I keep going back and forth. I may just do a super 35 kit with an ARB. Now that my Mustang is ready to sell, I'll start spending on the Jeep again. I'll keep the forum posted and am hoping to do a decent build thread for the folks.
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Don't do a super 35...a Dana 35 is a piece of poop and you can only polish a turd to an extent.
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Nick50471 has a S35 in his, and wheeled the hell out of it in Moab, but had he known about ECGS before he would have gone that route. I bought an 8.8 from them and I'm very happy with it.
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Ya the S35 is a beast. Half of the guys in my club run them, and have had them for years. One guy had his fail on him...but that was driver error rather than mechanical failure. He forgot to check his fluids and it blew up on him...he used that as a good excuse to go with an 8.8
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Don't do a super 35...a Dana 35 is a piece of poop and you can only polish a turd to an extent.
I don't disagree with you, the 35c is a weak spot. But I think a super 35 with a truss should stand up to some decent wheeling. The point you make though is why I'm still riding the fence on my rear axle choice.
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Nick50471 has a S35 in his, and wheeled the hell out of it in Moab, but had he known about ECGS before he would have gone that route. I bought an 8.8 from them and I'm very happy with it.
East Coast is actually only an hour from me. I was impressed with your results and experience with those guys.
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