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...
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.
Originally Posted by Scout
I like "prick".
Go ahead...quote me on that.
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If you have to ask what it is or what it does, you don't need it, and you will need help to install it!
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.
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.
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.