|08-14-2013 09:55 PM|
The lines should be on the axle. The line dropping down from the frame to the center of the axle is the one that make s the connection. You should invest in a proportion valve from a disc brake tj.
|08-14-2013 08:29 PM|
|08-14-2013 08:20 PM|
|jackadf||See if they have the drive shaft as well. When I did my swap, everything bolted right in, but my D35 driveshaft was too long. I need to buy a used D44 driveshaft. Mine has the AX-15 and 235 transfer case.|
|08-14-2013 06:55 PM|
|08-13-2013 02:39 PM|
|FloridaJeepers||Me too its the dana 44 from the panama city craigslist ad.|
|08-13-2013 08:58 AM|
|08-13-2013 02:52 AM|
|TJSurf||I saw that same axle on CL a few days ago. If I had the money I would definitely get it. Good luck!|
|08-12-2013 05:16 PM|
|08-12-2013 04:30 PM|
Otherwise I like your plan
|08-12-2013 03:31 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Go to the axle. Buy the axle. Take the axle home. Clean up, paint, and install the axle.|
|08-12-2013 01:54 PM|
|elclipo||Just looked up the price of the shaft kit alone and wow. I just need to figure out the logistics for this.|
|08-12-2013 01:19 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Well you can take the cover off and check out the ring/pinion gears for chips and look at the spider gears for wear although they can be replaced pretty easy/cheap or with a locker. You can pull the shafts if you feel the need to check the splines but they should be good if he just pulled the axle out of a rig. If you are reusing the brakes look at them but that kind of stuff can sort of be expected to need refreshed. Look over the brackets etc for really bad rust as in through the metal, not just surface rust. Look over it make sure tubes don't appear bent although sometimes that's hard to ascertain.|
|08-12-2013 01:05 PM|
|elclipo||Since I have never bought an axle, what should I be looking for and or how do I check things to make sure they are in good shape?|
|08-12-2013 12:41 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||I'd seriously be all over that if I were you. Granted I have just over 600 into my 8.8 and it's pretty much all new brake parts+truss etc, that's still an AWESOME deal for a d44 and no work required on your end other than a little refreshing.|
|08-12-2013 12:27 PM|
Been a while since I written on this thread but why make a new one right?
I found a 44 today with a brand new Allow USA chromoly shaft kit for $800 for the lot. Open 3.73 carrier, same I have on my current setup.
May have to go take a look at it this weekend
|04-27-2013 10:09 AM|
|04-26-2013 06:52 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||They should be fine. Take a look at them. I'm reusing the ones on the 8.8 I'm building. There's not much to go wrong w/ them.|
|04-26-2013 04:28 PM|
|04-26-2013 04:15 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||I'd just reuse the calipers if they are in good shape. Lines are cheap.|
|04-26-2013 04:08 PM|
Now to go convince the wife that I need it
|04-26-2013 03:51 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||It's easy to swap a ford 8.8 w/ discs into a tj, should be simple for the tj as well. get the brake lines etc as well. I haven't done it specifically or I could give you more info. Try google.|
|04-26-2013 12:56 PM|
|elclipo||I just called the one with disc brakes. He said that although the parts are there he is not sure the calipers themselves would work.|
|04-26-2013 12:52 PM|
The d44 from the cherrys is junk, it's an aluminum housing or some other nonsense if memory serves.
I believe the brakes should be very easy to change from drum to disc.
|04-26-2013 12:01 PM|
Learn something new every day. I thought all Cherokees had leafs.
I am no expert but I believe the brackets should all be the same. I can only assume so seeing that bracket kits are for 97-06.
|04-26-2013 11:17 AM|
|04-26-2013 10:49 AM|
It is my understanding the Cherokees have leaf springs in the rear.
|04-26-2013 10:46 AM|
|MFsoftball22||I have a 2005 TJ. If i wanted to do a D44 rear axle swap, could i use a D44 from any TJ Wrangler and have it bolt up? Also could i use a D44 from a Grand Cherokee and would it bolt up? What year ranges etc?|
|04-26-2013 10:41 AM|
|04-26-2013 10:31 AM|
|beaureed445||How hard would it be to "convert" a JK D44 to fit a TJ?|
|04-26-2013 09:32 AM|
|hosejockey61||I think those are fair deals from what I have seen on CL in the Denver area. I got lucky and picked up a Rubicon D44 with locker, chromoly axles, and a spare set of factory front and rear axles for $600. I think that is the exception rather than the rule though...|
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