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02-23-2012 11:11 AM
Rpkittle Another way to tell which rear diff you have: d35 has rubber fill plug, d44 has a metal bolt for the fill plug.
02-23-2012 11:06 AM
Muddyspokes Now I know what rear I have too..thanks XJ Knight!
02-23-2012 01:23 AM
XJ Knight No problem.. I guess I'll throw my 2 cents in on the lift thing as well.. Im a big fan of avoiding the SYE/New DS cost as well as not having to do a T Case drop.. So with that said a 2.5in suspension lift and 1.25in bl with a 1in mml would be perfect.. especially for running 33's..
02-23-2012 01:04 AM
allblackwrangler00 well i def dont plan on runnin ne thing that big 33's is what i plan on !!! so hell yea !!! preciate all ur help man !!! if ne one else thinks theres any other info i need to know by all means throw it out there im all eyes !!
02-23-2012 12:55 AM
XJ Knight Means unless your gonna be running 37's you won't need to be swaping axles and your axle gearing should be 3.73's since tmk thats all non TJ rubicons that have a D44 rear came with
02-23-2012 12:34 AM
allblackwrangler00 so since i have the D44 this means what ??? lol i know its a good thing
02-23-2012 12:32 AM
XJ Knight
Originally Posted by allblackwrangler00 View Post
I have the D44 rear thank god lol !!!
02-23-2012 12:22 AM
allblackwrangler00 I have the D44 rear thank god lol !!!
02-23-2012 12:20 AM
XJ Knight Oky doky.. and no problem
02-23-2012 12:16 AM
allblackwrangler00 hell yea i appreciate the pic man this helps alot !!! imma go look right quick
02-23-2012 12:09 AM
XJ Knight You have either a D35 or D44 rear axle.. All non rubicon TJ's came with a D30 front
02-23-2012 12:05 AM
XJ Knight Yep I'll get the picture I have saved
02-22-2012 11:54 PM
allblackwrangler00 Im still not sure what axles i have !!! can i tell by just looking at them ??
02-22-2012 11:53 PM
allblackwrangler00 im runnin on 31's right now and ive drove it up a long up hill pull and i down shifted to fourth but i never had to go to third but i know what u mean u could tell it didnt like goin up it to much
02-22-2012 06:28 AM
Muddyspokes I went from stock to 31's on my 01 4.0L, 5 spd. We have this long up hill pull on the way to the cabin-it now rquires a down shift to 3rd.
If I went any larger on the tires size I would definetly regear back to stock ratios at least...would make a big difference in riding off road. Pulling hills too.
02-22-2012 02:25 AM
Wheel2Work Be sure to thank the PO since he ordered the optional D44 for you! That makes upgrading a lot easier for you! You will want to look into adjustable control arms right away, since you are going to want them later... They will be a requirement when you get around to doing the SYE and change your pinion angle
02-22-2012 02:18 AM
allblackwrangler00 yea i believe i have the Dana 35 but im not really sure. i have been doing tons of research and trying to learn as much as i can !! its my DD so ill b on the road more than offroad but i will def be offroad .. nuthin extreme but id like to have medium flex and that sort of thing i dont want to mess it up but i want to have a little fun to i wont probably ever put it through anything rediculous but i will for sure use it like it was meant to b used !!
02-22-2012 02:12 AM
Wheel2Work You will probably want to change to 4.56 gearing, AFTER you have made sure that your lift is really working for you.
I bought a Jeep that the PO threw a 4" lift and 33's on and spent an easy $1500 correcting mistakes.Do a lot of research first and do the lift right the first time. You may spend more up front, but you'll thank yourself in the end!
33's on the D35 isn't a death sentence, but you really need to decide what you are building your Jeep for and then proceed in a controlled, methodical fashion. It is really easy to allow insanity to take over the modification process
02-22-2012 02:10 AM
allblackwrangler00 wikipedia says its the Dana 35 so ill go with that lol
02-22-2012 02:03 AM
allblackwrangler00 the trans is the NV3550
02-22-2012 02:00 AM
allblackwrangler00 i googled the axel and it said it has a Dana 35C i dont know alot about cars so bare with me ... and the trans ... r u talkin stick or auto ... i have the stick
02-22-2012 01:45 AM
XJ Knight which trans?

TurD35 or D44 Rear axle?
02-22-2012 01:19 AM
allblackwrangler00 its the I6 4.0
02-22-2012 01:17 AM
6InARowMakesItGo your engine will play a part as well. which one do you have?
02-22-2012 01:15 AM
allblackwrangler00 everything is stock i believe its 3.73 gears !!!
02-22-2012 01:13 AM
XJ Knight Need to.. NO.. May you want to.. YES.. It all depends on how tollerant you will be of your power loss.. What stock gearing you have and what transmision you have can effect that. You should only regear once so if you have any thought of ever running 35's then don't regear now.. Also what rear axle you have will play apart into regearing as well..
02-22-2012 01:10 AM
lift question

I'm wantin to go with a 4 inch lift with 33's will i need to regear ?????

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