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Old 08-20-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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Problems after Dana 44 swap

So I had a shop regear my Dana 30, install and regear a 44, and install a SYE and CV drive shaft last week. They also installed Detroit truetracs front and rear. I got an alignment done today and forget to get the printout, so I don't know my before and after numbers.

Here is the problem. It seem like when I want to turn on a curve the jeep wants to stay straight. It's almost like I have to fight it a little. Also, when decelerating or accelerating in a corner the rear end feels like is slides around. I am getting under it tomorrow to check to make sure everything is tight and torqued correctly.

Also, I don't know if this matters but I replaced all the brake lines, calipers, pads, and rotors. The only brake related items from the axle were the emergency brake cables and emergency shoes.

If there something particular this sounds like could be the issue?

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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I'm shooting in the dark here, but I almost wonder if the front and rear limited slip diffs are creating this feeling.

I'm assuming you had open diffs before.

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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I was thinking about that. Both my front and rear were open before. Anyone out there have truetracs and can comment on this?

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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i think also check that your not in 4 wheel drive constantly since they where in the transfer case
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I have Detroit TrueTracs front and rear. My differentials were both open when I got the Jeep. The only time I notice the TrueTracs is when I accelerate coming out of a corner and I feel the Jeep trying to go in a straight line. In other words, if I make a left onto a 4 lane street and accelerate very much while turning I will probably end up in the right hand lane. The other time I notice the TrueTracs is off road. They pull really good compared to the open diffs I used to have.
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It will take some getting used to. Your rear locker is doing its job and supplying traction to both tires and that's why it seems like it's fighting you. Doesn't sound like there's anything wrong, you'll just have to learn your Jeep's new driving characteristics. It sounds like you've got a good platform for a build-up. Enjoy!
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I have Detroit TrueTracs front and rear. My differentials were both open when I got the Jeep. The only time I notice the TrueTracs is when I accelerate coming out of a corner and I feel the Jeep trying to go in a straight line. In other words, if I make a left onto a 4 lane street and accelerate very much while turning I will probably end up in the right hand lane. The other time I notice the TrueTracs is off road. They pull really good compared to the open diffs I used to have.
Thanks everyone. That is what I wanted to hear.

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