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Old 02-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #31
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Are the driveshafts the same on D35 and D44?

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #32
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Hoghvn, check out 4x4groupbuy.com

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #33
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I would honestly cut my loss ont eh 35, and put in an 8.8
I've seen several lately on other forums already set-up for the TJ and gears for decent money, probably about the same you would spend on your 35.

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:47 PM   #34
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[QUOTE=snwchris;323304]I would honestly cut my loss ont eh 35, and put in an 8.8.
I just can't see putting anything on mah rig with the letters F.O.R.D
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:04 PM   #35
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Ohhh I know, other then the Mustang & the Powerstroke na dthe Ford 9"....
the 8.8 axle is probably one of the best things that could of came from Ford.

It's strong, trustworthy and parts for them are easy to come by at autostore or junkyards.... sometimes have to look at things like that if you do happen to break.... how easy is it to get back up & running and are parts ready available.

Thats one down fall for the Rubi, is that the rubi D44 is different then the others.

The 8.8 & JK 44 actually ranked higher in strength over the 03-06 Rubi 44.

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Thanks Jtalar!
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:49 PM   #37
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Anyone running the super35 kit from superior axles? And are the driveshafts the same on a D35/D44?
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:24 PM   #38
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The driveshaft is the same except for a tiny bit of length difference. The rear driveshaft installed on a Dana 44 equipped TJ is perhaps an inch shorter because the pinion is about an inch longer but for a lifted TJ, the driveshafts are pretty much interchangeable.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:46 PM   #39
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Thanks Jerry, So even if I go with the super 35 kit, I would still have a c-clip rearend right? Which I hear is the weak point, I take it the D44 doesn't have c-clips?
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I would honestly cut my loss ont eh 35, and put in an 8.8
I've seen several lately on other forums already set-up for the TJ and gears for decent money, probably about the same you would spend on your 35.

Just my .02 cents

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How difficult is it to get all the brackets right on the 8.8 so the CA's are strait and you don't drive crooked?
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Thanks Jerry, So even if I go with the super 35 kit, I would still have a c-clip rearend right? Which I hear is the weak point, I take it the D44 doesn't have c-clips?
There are actually a lot of weak points still to the D35 even with a super kit, however yes they are still c-clip unless you go with Superiors C-Clip elminator kit also.

No 44's are not c-clip.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:26 PM   #42
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Thanks Jack, I think I will save my dough and buy a new D44 assy
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Thanks Jack, I think I will save my dough and buy a new D44 assy
Definitely not a bad idea in the long run. With the 44's ring gear and larger 30 spline axles you would be doing your jeep a favor. You can usually find the housings fairly cheap on Ebay. Hell if you were closer my 44 will be for sale in the next few weeks. It already has the rock krawler cradle on it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:43 PM   #44
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Jack, What would you be asking for your 44? and what does it have for gears? I might be willing to drive to phoenix.......
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Im running the Super 35 kit with the detroit locker. Holding up pretty well and I love having that locker in the back.

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