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Old 03-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Swappin to d44 what do i need

K so I'm getting a d44 from a member that Swapping to a different set up I have a d35 what do I need ebrake cables? Or is it a direct swap it's out of a 05 not a rubi

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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might need new drive saft,and sye

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K so I'm getting a d44 from a member that Swapping to a different set up I have a d35 what do I need ebrake cables? Or is it a direct swap it's out of a 05 not a rubi

I swapped mine out just like yours. It was an 05 Rubi axle also. You will need to get a different e-brake cables because of disc brake, new ds, and new u-joint.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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No no its not from a rubi is wht I ment sorry for the confusion
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Is it a disc brakes? If so then yes, you will need new e-brake cable. No new ds or u-joint is needed. I should of read it more clearly.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Is it a disc brakes? If so then yes, you will need new e-brake cable. No new ds or u-joint is needed. I should of read it more clearly.
It's a drum wit 373 and LSD
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Try to get the driveshaft with the diff. It may be a little bit shorter.

This should be obvious, but just to make sure. You will need new gears (ring/pinion) if your front gears are not 3.73 as well.
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Try to get the driveshaft with the diff. It may be a little bit shorter.

This should be obvious, but just to make sure. You will need new gears (ring/pinion) if your front gears are not 3.73 as well.
Yea I'm gettin the front too so tht way I don't have to send the coin on the re gear till next year so the drive shaft might b different?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:38 PM   #9
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When I swapped mine (a 2000 d44 into a 99) I needed nothing. Ebrake cables were the same. Hardware was the same. My driveshaft worked because I had a 4" lift, which stretches out the slip yoke, or DS, so the extra inch the d44 sticks in further at the pinion was taken back up by the slip yoke.

Even able to scavenge brake lines, drums, shoes, etc from the d35. They all interchange.
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When I swapped mine (a 2000 d44 into a 99) I needed nothing. Ebrake cables were the same. Hardware was the same. My driveshaft worked because I had a 4" lift, which stretches out the slip yoke, or DS, so the extra inch the d44 sticks in further at the yoke was taken back up by the slip yoke.

Even able to scavenge brake lines, drums, shoes, etc from the d35. They all interchange.
Yea I believe that's what I was told by a guy from the shop I'm getting it installed at but wasn't sure If it was from a rubi then a couple of thing would need to b changed
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it was a pretty easy install. nothing stood out like OMG now what I going to do?

I did take a little bit of time after the d35 was out and ziplock and label what bolts went where, and went to the hardware store and bought everything new that I could match up. (couldnt find the sway bar ends bolts, it a special shoulder bolt). Kind of piece of mind thing. It you are having a shop do it, might be worth asking about. Some of my hardware was to gunked up and rusty to re-torque and feel comfortable with.
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The shaft might work. If not bring it to a driveshaft shop and they can shorten it for you.
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The shaft might work. If not bring it to a driveshaft shop and they can shorten it for you.
The shop I'm taking it too is a 4x4 shop they do a lot of jeeps and fab a lot of stuff
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It's a drum wit 373 and LSD
Are you sure it's a D44? I thought all the 2003 and up rear TJ D44s were disc brakes.

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Are you sure it's a D44? I thought all the 2003 and up rear TJ D44s were disc brakes.

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I thought so as well he says it's from an 05 Rocky mountain edition I'll ask for a pic of the d44
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i noticed no one gave you a answer to your question...and i don't know it because i never changed mine

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