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Old 06-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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drive shaft question

what size drive shaft is in a 2002 jeep wrangler Man trans.? is it a dana 44? I'm just wondering if all jeeps come from the factory taht our the same model as mine have the dame type drive shaft.

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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What trim is your wrangler? Also there is no Dana 44 driveshaft. A Dana 44 is an axle. Unless it is a Rubicon it is likely that you have a Dana 35. But it may be a 44. Here's a picture to help identify.

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Or just post a picture of the axle.

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Old 06-25-2013, 11:30 PM   #3
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Oh ok that's what the rough country guy was talking about lol hey thanks for the picture buy the way.

What I'm trying to do is install a slip yoke eliminator but I need to install a new drive shaft but I was trying to find one that matched the axle was. Thanks buddy!!!
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No problem. Any other questions?
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Actually yes. With the rough country 4" suspension kit. Is a slip yoke eliminator actually needed since you are dropping the transfer case with brakets?
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Actually yes. With the rough country 4" suspension kit. Is a slip yoke eliminator actually needed since you are dropping the transfer case with brakets?
What's the point of lifting your rig and dropping the tcase? Ditch the tcase drop, buy adjustable control arms, and an sye. Once everything is installed then measure for the correct length drive shaft.
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Dropping the transfer case is more of a band aid. It can cause vibrations from the angle of the driveshaft. Also dropping the tc is somewhat pointless considering you are just lowering the clearance when the purpose of the lift was to increase clearance. If you do drop it and have vibes a sye and CV shaft will fix that.
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What's the point of lifting your rig and dropping the tcase? Ditch the tcase drop, buy adjustable control arms, and an sye. Once everything is installed then measure for the correct length drive shaft.
A TC drop is perfectly acceptable. Not everyone has the funds for SYE, DC driveshaft and new cobtrol arms.

While a TC drop is far from a perfect solution it is far from pointless. A lift with TC drop still allows for larger tyres, more wheel travel, better approach and departure angles. Only the breakover angle is not increased by the amount of lift. Furthermore you don't drop the TC with 3" for a 3" lift for instance.
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A TC drop is perfectly acceptable. Not everyone has the funds for SYE, DC driveshaft and new cobtrol arms.

While a TC drop is far from a perfect solution it is far from pointless. A lift with TC drop still allows for larger tyres, more wheel travel, better approach and departure angles. Only the breakover angle is not increased by the amount of lift. Furthermore you don't drop the TC with 3" for a 3" lift for instance.
A tcase drop may not cure the drive line vibes totally. I've got 4" SL and when I got my Jeep it had 1.25 tcase drop. I still had vibes until I installed an SS SYE this spring.
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A tcase drop may not cure the drive line vibes totally. I've got 4" SL and when I got my Jeep it had 1.25 tcase drop. I still had vibes until I installed an SS SYE this spring.
Yes I agree but on a budget a combination of TC drop and MML might just do the trick.
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Yes I agree but on a budget a combination of TC drop and MML might just do the trick.
I can relate. I had to deal with it myself untill I saved up the coin. I did not have a MML and that might have made the difference.

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