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07-18-2006 10:58 AM
mrbigjeep unless its a rubicon or the jeep has the dana 44 option then the jeep won't have one...with the exception of the unlimited because it comes stock with one without having to pay extra for the dana 44 option...and the only other way you would have a dana 44 is if your buying it used and the previous owner put one in
07-18-2006 10:55 AM
mrbigjeep well...a dana 44 will have a metal drain plug and a dana 35 will have a rubber drain plug...you can find the drain plug on the differential...i dont know how much you know but if you dont know what a differential is...it's that big circle ball thing in the middle of the axle lol...and there should be a gear ratio tag on the differential also...on the differential it should be just a little tag with the gear ratio on it...it's just a little piece of rectangle paper on there
07-17-2006 10:26 PM
mvolps22 Since I recently found out I can't (don't want) to pay for the insurance of a 300+ HP car I am going in the direction of the Jeep. How do I find out the gear ratio and if it has the D44 from looking at it?
07-12-2006 04:04 PM
mrbigjeep its not that bad lol
07-12-2006 03:51 PM
GBJeep4x4
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Originally Posted by amerijeep
Those are some nice pics. I love to see 'em like that!!

And, i'll just say that personally, I like an auto. I think it has a stick beat when it comes to where it really counts. Plus, much safer. Anyway, it only brings me down because my YJ has the stick. It aint going nowhere, so I might as well love that damn stick.
Yeah, I hate manual trannys in rush hour though, it gets repetitive real quick.
07-11-2006 07:29 PM
amerijeep Those are some nice pics. I love to see 'em like that!!

And, i'll just say that personally, I like an auto. I think it has a stick beat when it comes to where it really counts. Plus, much safer. Anyway, it only brings me down because my YJ has the stick. It aint going nowhere, so I might as well love that damn stick.
07-11-2006 05:17 PM
1BLKJP To get 4.10's in a TJ you are either going to have to buy a Rubicon model or I believe they were putting 4.10's as an option in the 4 cyl. At least I know they used to do that in the YJ's.

On the Auto Vs. Manual. I personally love my Auto for rock crawling. Guys with the stick can give me 500 reasons why to drive a manual and I can give them 500 back on why I like my auto better.
07-11-2006 03:33 PM
GBJeep4x4 Nice pics!

I guess the reason I'd like a manual is because it seems to be funner to drive. I'd love to find one with the 4.10:1 gear ratio, but I haven't seen many lately. I'll keep on the hunt! Thanks all!
07-11-2006 03:03 PM
MR.CLIFFORD
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Originally Posted by bluvikng
Nice find!!!!!!!!!

I guess I shouldn't say just... we've wheeled it!!


07-11-2006 01:53 PM
mrbigjeep yeah i know how it sounded...it sounded contradictory at first -"and i thought the manual tranny was a must at first also"...i was just stating that i also thought it was a must and that i wanted it and just letting him know that now that i have it i am still glad that i got it...i guess i shouldn't have said that "it was a must AT FIRST"...lol sorry bout that...thanks for the clear up though
07-11-2006 11:40 AM
bluvikng
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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD
if you get a TJ(with the round headlights) you want to stay 2000 and newer. They have an upgraded 5 speed called the NV3550. It is dang near bulletproof. You also want the Dana 44 rear axle. The Sahara model came with the 44 stock. All other models had the 44 as an option. No bones about it... get the 44 or you will replace it later We just picked up a 2000 sport with NV3550, D44, with 3.73 gears for my better half. She loves it!
Nice find!!!!!!!!!
07-11-2006 11:38 AM
bluvikng
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Originally Posted by bigjeep
maybe theres no benefit but i dont mind driving stick
There is nothing wrong with a stick, or auto, amerijeep was just suggesting considering an auto, and then you made your comment about a stick. It just sounded really funny after reading both of your threads. We are not picking on you, it was just a very strange way of putting your preference. I enjoy the control of a stick myself, but I know that the debate between the two is almost as bad as having a religious debate. In the conditions that are so prevalent in the swamp states, mud, etc., I can definately see the advantages of having an auto. Stopping your momentum to shift could easily cause one to sink in the muddy brew. No harm, no foul..........it's all good.
07-11-2006 10:05 AM
MR.CLIFFORD if you get a TJ(with the round headlights) you want to stay 2000 and newer. They have an upgraded 5 speed called the NV3550. It is dang near bulletproof. You also want the Dana 44 rear axle. The Sahara model came with the 44 stock. All other models had the 44 as an option. No bones about it... get the 44 or you will replace it later We just picked up a 2000 sport with NV3550, D44, with 3.73 gears for my better half. She loves it!
07-11-2006 09:03 AM
mrbigjeep maybe theres no benefit but i dont mind driving stick
07-11-2006 07:46 AM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by bluvikng
ROFLMAO..............Oh the energy of youth. They get so excited that their tongues start wagging before the brain has completely engaged.

That was a good one, amerijeep.
Thanks. I can honestly think of very little benefit of a stick as opposed to the auto. Plus, have you ever pressed in your clutch when going some deep bayou or delta mud, sand and water?

I love my YJ... stick and all. But, I'm shopping for a second Jeep. It'll be auto.
07-11-2006 06:42 AM
bluvikng
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Originally Posted by amerijeep
You must be on smack...
ROFLMAO..............Oh the energy of youth. They get so excited that their tongues start wagging before the brain has completely engaged.

That was a good one, amerijeep.
07-10-2006 10:56 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by bigjeep
good idea...and i thought the manual tranny was a must also and now that i have one i love it...im glad i got it instead of the auto

You must be on smack...
07-10-2006 09:34 PM
mrbigjeep good idea...and i thought the manual tranny was a must also and now that i have one i love it...im glad i got it instead of the auto
07-10-2006 07:14 PM
amerijeep Sorry you don't like the YJ.

If I were you, I'd rethink that manual tranny. Most people find the auto to be much more desirable. There's nothing wrong with the stick, but I think you should drive the auto to see what you think.
07-10-2006 11:28 AM
mrbigjeep welcome...and i felt that way about the yj at first too but i have a buddy with one and the more i see it the better it looks...i got some pics if you want them
07-10-2006 10:56 AM
Texapple welcome to WF and good luck in your search, I'm sure you'll find the something to suit your wants/needs the best part is that you can always add on to make it uniquely yours.
07-10-2006 10:20 AM
bluvikng Welcome to this forum Grant, and things related to Jeeps. Like everything else, Jeeps are a personal issue, and everyone likes something different. Finding one that you like from the start, is a good place to begin. It is hard to recommend a perfect Jeep for anyone, without knowing your taste, or budget. Something you might want to consider is the gearing in the diffs. You can find a Jeep geared anywhere from 3.07's to 4.10's, stock that is. Also some Jeeps have Dana 44 rear axles vs. the stock D35. The Rubicon's have D44's front and rear. To make it simple, buy one that you like, and then have a great time building it to do what ever kind of wheeling you want to do.
07-10-2006 12:39 AM
GBJeep4x4
Plan on getting a TJ, what to look for.

Alright, I recently sold my 02 Dodge Durango and would like to get into Jeeps. I was looking into a YJ, but I don't really like the looks of it. For some reason it reminds me of the punisher. I don't know why, but it does. I love the rounded headlights on the TJ and the interior much more suites me. I'd like to get the 4.0 as my dad had the I6 4.0 in his cherokee and that engine was bulletproof and easy to work on. Manual tranny is a must and a soft top would be better, but a hard top is fine too. My uses for it would be a daily driver and weekend wheeler. There's a local mud run near me and a park jeep that has a wheeling course in the back. My main concerns are what to look for. I have yet to see a TJ with rust and that's not a big concern for me. I usually like to look for dents in the diff housing and such and also check and make sure the transfersase and 4low and high work, make sure the steering is alligned and such. Any other suggestions?

Thank you!


Grant

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