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Old 12-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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D44 swap anything i should look for

Planing on doing a d44 swap should i look or put certain gears in it And should i look for one off a jeep or is it better to go dodge or someone also are bolt patterns the same i would think not i have a 99 tj sport

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Old 12-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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What are your plans with your rig, ie what tire size do you have/plan on having?

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Old 12-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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What are your plans with your rig, ie what tire size do you have/plan on having?
I wanna after a lift run 35 and 12.50 wide
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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I will go ahead and tell u and u van search to verify but it takes a lot to run 35's safely and correctly. As for the axle look for one or of a tj they are bolt in anything out of something else will require welding brackets on and most likely will not b the same width. As far as what else is needed I can tell u when I did my swap I had to have a sye and new driveshaft, add a 1.25 body lift to my 4" suspension lift, regear both axles, and get upper adjustable control arms for everything to work out right. And I still need to get adjustable track bars and adjustable lower arms to get everything dialed I'm a little better. All in all I think I had right at 2k in the swap for everything. But I did all the work myself install, regear, setup and all.
Axle 700
Sye&shaft 535
Body lift 125
Arms 200
Gears 350
And that's not including bearings and seals or oil or anything like that. That also doesn't include the upgrades needed to brakes steering bumpstops, and everything else involved with running 35s reliably
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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I will go ahead and tell u and u van search to verify but it takes a lot to run 35's safely and correctly. As for the axle look for one or of a tj they are bolt in anything out of something else will require welding brackets on and most likely will not b the same width. As far as what else is needed I can tell u when I did my swap I had to have a sye and new driveshaft, add a 1.25 body lift to my 4" suspension lift, regear both axles, and get upper adjustable control arms for everything to work out right. And I still need to get adjustable track bars and adjustable lower arms to get everything dialed I'm a little better. All in all I think I had right at 2k in the swap for everything. But I did all the work myself install, regear, setup and all.
Axle 700
Sye&shaft 535
Body lift 125
Arms 200
Gears 350
And that's not including bearings and seals or oil or anything like that. That also doesn't include the upgrades needed to brakes steering bumpstops, and everything else involved with running 35s reliably
Thanks i plan on doing like the same setup i was thinking about re 4.5in lift or the skyjacker how do u like your lift and did u lift it then swap ?
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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Thanks i plan on doing like the same setup i was thinking about re 4.5in lift or the skyjacker how do u like your lift and did u lift it then swap ?
It gets in in the air that's about all I think it rides kinda rough but all i have to compare to is my father I'm laws and he has a full currie suspension with ranchos. So his rides real good. I'm slowely replacing parts of the lift as I get the cash now that i have learned more. I bought the lift when I first bought the jeep before I knew much about them. And I put that lift in and ran 33's for almost a year before I destroyed my 35 and then started the swap. Knowing what I know now if I could redo it I would probably go with some ome springs, either currie or metalcloak arms, either Rancho or bilstien shocks, some adjustable track bars, And possibly do a 3 link front and 4 link rear. But I just had a baby so jeep upgrades are on the backburner for a while. But itll get there one day lol.
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It gets in in the air that's about all I think it rides kinda rough but all i have to compare to is my father I'm laws and he has a full currie suspension with ranchos. So his rides real good. I'm slowely replacing parts of the lift as I get the cash now that i have learned more. I bought the lift when I first bought the jeep before I knew much about them. And I put that lift in and ran 33's for almost a year before I destroyed my 35 and then started the swap. Knowing what I know now if I could redo it I would probably go with some ome springs, either currie or metalcloak arms, either Rancho or bilstien shocks, some adjustable track bars, And possibly do a 3 link front and 4 link rear. But I just had a baby so jeep upgrades are on the backburner for a while. But itll get there one day lol.
Okay great to know also when u say adjustable arms and track bars how do they work jw like do u adjust it or is just a term for how they work
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Okay great to know also when u say adjustable arms and track bars how do they work jw like do u adjust it or is just a term for how they work
U can adjust them to dial in the suspension for it to work at its best and keep everything from rubbing. Helps keep the axles centered I'm the wheel well and to adjust ur pinion angles to get better driveline angles
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U can adjust them to dial in the suspension for it to work at its best and keep everything from rubbing. Helps keep the axles centered I'm the wheel well and to adjust ur pinion angles to get better driveline angles
Okay makes sense seems like a better way to go im new to the lifted world i have been a diesel/forklift mechanic since i got out of school / im also gonna look more in to just getting parts rather then a kit for a lift
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Okay makes sense seems like a better way to go im new to the lifted world i have been a diesel/forklift mechanic since i got out of school / im also gonna look more in to just getting parts rather then a kit for a lift
That's the best way to do it that way u get the best of everything cause certain companies make parts better than some but there may be someone that make another part better than them
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That's the best way to do it that way u get the best of everything cause certain companies make parts better than some but there may be someone that make another part better than them
Yea how hard was ur regear and u running 350 in the front to
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Yea how hard was ur regear and u running 350 in the front to
350??? U talking about gear ratio? If so I have 4.10 front and rear they have to match to use 4x4. And the regear was just tedious I had the help of my father in law who has been building jeeps for over 20 years so I'm sure that made it easier. I would not recommend someone without a fairly stocked garage and plenty of experience to attempt it.
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350??? U talking about gear ratio? If so I have 4.10 front and rear they have to match to use 4x4. And the regear was just tedious I had the help of my father in law who has been building jeeps for over 20 years so I'm sure that made it easier. I would not recommend someone without a fairly stocked garage and plenty of experience to attempt it.
Okay that makes sense and i have herd that thats why i asked how hard it was

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