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Old 05-14-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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Will rubi 44 fit in TJ?

A friend blew his dana 35 four times already within the past 7 months and wants me to ask a question for him.

Will a Rubicon dana 40 rear end fit on a 97 wrangler 4cyl, without any major problems? If so what?


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a friend put a rubi D44 with the rubi locker in his TJ which had a D44 before. i think he used the same controls arms again.

i don´t know if the CA mounting points on a TJ with a rear D35 are the same than on a TJ with a rear D44.

but i think that it should work if he installs the D44 with the rubicon CAs on his TJ.

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It's a direct bolt in axle. You will only need to switch the u-joint on the axle-end of the driveshaft to a combination 1310/1330 u-joint. 1310 size for the driveshaft end, 1330 for the Rubicon's yoke. It's a combo u-joint that has 1310 and 1330 size u-joint caps combined 90 degrees from each other. Tom Wood sells them as do several of the 4x4 catalogs.
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What gear ratio is a stock rubi most likely going to have?
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Also if you plan on using the Rubicon locker then you will need to also secure the pump, lines, switches to set it all up also.

If not then you will need a new lower ratio carrier and a locker.
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It's a direct bolt in axle. You will only need to switch the u-joint on the axle-end of the driveshaft to a combination 1310/1330 u-joint. 1310 size for the driveshaft end, 1330 for the Rubicon's yoke. It's a combo u-joint that has 1310 and 1330 size u-joint caps combined 90 degrees from each other. Tom Wood sells them as do several of the 4x4 catalogs.

Why would you go through all that trouble with a wierd Conversion Joint, when you can just put a 1310 yoke on there???

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Also if you plan on using the Rubicon locker then you will need to also secure the pump, lines, switches to set it all up also.

If not then you will need a new lower ratio carrier and a locker.
Also, remember that with the Rubicon housings, and all of the 03+ Dana 44 housings they are designed to be shimmed OUTSIDE of the Race, instead of under the carrier bearing. Attempting to put .130+ of shim under the bearing will result in some stellar housing deflection under a heavy load. Also, remember that there are 2 different ring gear bolt sizes in the Dana 44 axles. There are 7/16" and 5/8" so make sure that you get the correct parts. Dana 44's get odd in the later years. On a funny side note, I heard some one on another forum tonight come up with his "own" designation for the JK 44, calling it a "Dana 47" I really laughed on that one...


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calling it a "Dana 47" I really laughed on that one...
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Hey there paint DOES add thickness to the axle!!! why is it more special than the 44?
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Yes like everyone else said its a bolt on kit i dont see why he sould have any problems.
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On a funny side note, I heard some one on another forum tonight come up with his "own" designation for the JK 44, calling it a "Dana 47" I really laughed on that one...
Saw that earlier today and knew you'd get a kick out of it.
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Hey there paint DOES add thickness to the axle!!! why is it more special than the 44?

Yeah, they DID add ALOT of paint.....like 1/2 inch of it!!! The D44 in the JK is so different than the TJ 44 its not even funny. First off they have 3" tubes, 32 spline axle shafts, larger (D60) pinion bearings, 9/16 ring gear bolts, 24 spline pinion yoke (think Nissan Titan) and larger and stronger axle shaft bearings. They also left out that silly weak excuse of a limited slip that always breaks in the 03-06 Rubicon. Better axle all the way around.


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Why would you go through all that trouble with a wierd Conversion Joint, when you can just put a 1310 yoke on there???

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Only because that "wierd conversion joint" is so easily found. Heck, I even noticed one last night in my Rubicon Express catalog. It is just cheaper than replacing the yoke on the axle. Plus who knows, the Rubicon's D44 is so different in so many ways that it may not even take a standard 1310 yoke.

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