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Old 07-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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TOO MANY MODS!! what should be done first

I have a 06 SE automatic 4.0. It has a 4" lift with 33s and a tc drop. I want to do all of the following:

*Dana 44 crate axle (not sure which brand yet)
*Front and rear upper and lower metal cloak control arms.
*sye and cv driveshaft/ ditch the tc drop.
*tranny cooler.
*vanco big breaks.

But I don't know where I should start.

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What kind of 4wheeling do you plan on doing?

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Nothing too extreme. I live in socal so probably a mix of desert and mountain trails. No rock crawling or anything. Its my DD
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I would do tranny cooler first then the Dana 44 + sye/control arms. It will save time to do new control arms, a new driveshaft, and sye while you have the rear axle out.

I would skip the big brake kit all together unless you are stepping to 35"+ tires. Good quality brakes like Black Magic and good rotors like Centric premium rotors will work great for 33" tires and still pretty good on 35".

Its important to keep your transmission cool, especially in the environment you will be running it in.
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I would do tranny cooler first then the Dana 44 + sye/control arms. It will save time to do new control arms, a new driveshaft, and sye while you have the rear axle out.

I would skip the big brake kit all together unless you are stepping to 35"+ tires. Good quality brakes like Black Magic and good rotors like Centric premium rotors will work great for 33" tires and still pretty good on 35".

Its important to keep your transmission cool, especially in the environment you will be running it in.
i second this...
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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I would do tranny cooler first then the Dana 44 + sye/control arms. It will save time to do new control arms, a new driveshaft, and sye while you have the rear axle out.

I would skip the big brake kit all together unless you are stepping to 35"+ tires. Good quality brakes like Black Magic and good rotors like Centric premium rotors will work great for 33" tires and still pretty good on 35".

Its important to keep your transmission cool, especially in the environment you will be running it in.
Thank you. Then I will go that route. For someone that has never worked on cars or jeeps, how hard would it be to install the CAs, axle, and driveshaft? Id much rather save the cash. Also I am unsure as to which axle manufacturer I want to go with. Any recommendations to help in my search.
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Thank you. Then I will go that route. For someone that has never worked on cars or jeeps, how hard would it be to install the CAs, axle, and driveshaft? Id much rather save the cash. Also I am unsure as to which axle manufacturer I want to go with. Any recommendations to help in my search.
The control arms are easy to put in, but taking out the older arms maybe a PITA. Just make sure you spray them with some penetrating oil a couple times. The driveshaft is also very simple just a couple bolts to do. The axle on other hand may take some time. But since you are getting a crate axle it should just bolt right up with no problem. I would look at G2 axles or Dynatrac axles. Those are the two I would go with. There is also Currie.
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As long as the axle is all set up and ready to bolt in, you shouldn't have any problems. The only thing that may be hard is the SYE. You will need to take apart the transfer case...

Also know the Dana 44 is about an inch longer than your current Dana 35, so take that into account when getting a new driveshaft for the sye
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I would do tranny cooler first then the Dana 44 + sye/control arms. It will save time to do new control arms, a new driveshaft, and sye while you have the rear axle out.

I would skip the big brake kit all together unless you are stepping to 35"+ tires. Good quality brakes like Black Magic and good rotors like Centric premium rotors will work great for 33" tires and still pretty good on 35".

Its important to keep your transmission cool, especially in the environment you will be running it in.
I third this...
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As long as the axle is all set up and ready to bolt in, you shouldn't have any problems. The only thing that may be hard is the SYE. You will need to take apart the transfer case...

Also know the Dana 44 is about an inch longer than your current Dana 35, so take that into account when getting a new driveshaft for the sye
I thought there would be a difference. Didnt want to get the drive shaft first then have to mod it or buy another one and ill probably get the sye done by someone who knows what they are doing then. Thank you all and thank you emt for the recomendation.
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I thought there would be a difference. Didnt want to get the drive shaft first then have to mod it or buy another one and ill probably get the sye done by someone who knows what they are doing then. Thank you all and thank you emt for the recomendation.
The SYE/CV is really simple to do and anyone can do it as long as you follow the instructions and have the proper tools. Look up Tattons on Ebay or Tom Woods on his website. Tattons and Woods each make 100% custom setups that are tailored to your jeep. Just tell the measurements that are listed in what you need to provide to them and they will give you the proper setup.

Here's Tattons- Jeep SYE Kit YJ TJ XJ Wrangler Jeep CV Driveshaft 231J | eBay

And here's TW's website- Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts Custom Driveshafts Specialist

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