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Old 02-20-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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2006MY build. RHD

I've been around Jeeps for a bit and there is a significant difference between the Dana 44 and the Dana 30. The first and most obvious difference is the fill plug. Dana 30 uses a pvc or plastic filler cap and the 44 uses a steel/iron plug. That and the obvious shape and bolt pattern is the other.

That being said, any reason why my build sheet would have a Dana 30 for the front when it is obviously a 44?

Michael

P.S. And before the trolls start with their answers....I've owned the vehicle since new and I did not remove the 30 and put a 44 on it, it came from the factory that way.

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The dana 30 front does not have a plastic/rubber fill plug, it has a metal one just like a dana 44 rear. It also has a different bolt pattern than a dana 35. So unless you have a rubicon or someone was drinking that day on the assembly line you have a dana 30 front. A picture would also help.

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Old 02-20-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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The dana 30 front does not have a plastic/rubber fill plug, it has a metal one just like a dana 44 rear. It also has a different bolt pattern than a dana 35. So unless you have a rubicon or someone was drinking that day on the assembly line you have a dana 30 front. A picture would also help.
Well I looked again and I'm going to post this and go crawl under a rock now LOL
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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Not a problem at all, I make more mistakes then I can count. And you have a yellow jeep too so your def in the cool kids club! Haha
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:25 PM   #5
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If it's a D44 the cover should look like this, Sorry but these pictures are not rotated in the proper direction.



If it's a D3o the cover should look like this

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