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Old 03-02-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Would a D44 hold up to a 350?

Just like the title says will it?

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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It would as long as you dont plan on tearin the h*** out of it and dupends on the size tires your gunna run I wouldent trust a dana 44 with tires bigger than 37s.

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My buddy has been running his 410 rwhp 355ci in his Rubicon with 35s and 488 gears for about 2 years with no issues at all. He bough it that way. I have been thinking about doing a swap as I have a nice 350 alum head roller motor sitting in the shop, Do they make a complete conversion kit to do the swap?
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My buddy has been running his 410 rwhp 355ci in his Rubicon with 35s and 488 gears for about 2 years with no issues at all. He bough it that way. I have been thinking about doing a swap as I have a nice 350 alum head roller motor sitting in the shop, Do they make a complete conversion kit to do the swap?
Novak or advance adapters will. It depends on what tranny you what to run behind it for what bell housing that's needed. Also if you are changing the tranny thin you have to think about the transfer case and then the drive shaft lengths.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:13 AM   #5
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Ok thanks guy. The reason I asked in the first place is because I originally wanted to sell my TJ 4 banger to get a 6 but I just started to sell it on craigslist and I looked at other jeeps today and yesterday around my area and they are all rust buckets I mean rot and rust everywhere and mine has literally no rust and it's a 97'. So I am also thinking about keeping it, save up a little more cash and head out to the local salvage and used car places for a 350 or some v8 but people like the 350 so I might just go with that. Fine a nice manual trany. to go with it and get an adapter for the np231 tcase. And then when I get it in the jeep, it I go this route of course, I will tow it down to a guy I no who has a shop to make custom drive shafts.
Do they make engine mounting brackets for a 350 conversion?
And this is m parts list:
Engine
Tranny( ax15 ) because that can hole up to 400 hp and torque I heard?
Adapters from Novak or advanced
Bigger radiator some how? Umm but I don't no which one or how to mount it because i don't think you can put a bigger one in?
Engine computer
Wiring harness for engine and tcase.
Custom drive shafts
Probably a new tcase spline shafted for the ax15
So what do you guys think? Bad list?
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AX-15 and big HP may not be a good match. Also you may want to look at upgrading the rear axle as well as you said, a dana 44 will be better and should work.

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