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08-14-2013 09:55 PM
AOR 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.

Allen
08-14-2013 08:29 PM
elclipo
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Originally Posted by jackadf View Post
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.
Good point. Didn't think of that. Those show up on CL all the time though and chances are I would do the swap along with a SYE. God willing.
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
elclipo
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Originally Posted by FloridaJeepers View Post
Me too its the dana 44 from the panama city craigslist ad.
That's the one. I called them and they said they got the shaft kit to go with it because one of the stock shafts may be bent. They're not sure though.
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
elclipo
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Originally Posted by TJSurf View Post
I saw that same axle on CL a few days ago. If I had the money I would definitely get it. Good luck!
Recognized the picture huh?
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
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by elclipo View Post

The bold part is the hard part. About 400 miles give or take. I am going past there this weekend but the time I have available to stop by is when they are closed. More planning required.

Otherwise I like your plan
How much are you missing the window by? Maybe they will make an exception if you bring cash
08-12-2013 04:30 PM
elclipo
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Go to the axle. Buy the axle. Take the axle home. Clean up, paint, and install the axle.
The bold part is the hard part. About 400 miles give or take. I am going past there this weekend but the time I have available to stop by is when they are closed. More planning required.

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
elclipo 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
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
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.
This is grand cherry (zj) not xj, wanted to clarify my mistake.
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
elclipo
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I'd just reuse the calipers if they are in good shape. Lines are cheap.
The plan would be to reuse them if they work, but the guy at the yard says the axle itself has been tested (don't know to what extent) but the brakes have not.
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
elclipo
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
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.
I looked around and it seems to be a piece of cake. New lines (and probably calipers) would be part of this deal if I do it.

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
GoldenSahara00 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
elclipo 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
MFsoftball22
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Originally Posted by elclipo View Post
The TJ D44 should bolt in. The only thing that I am not sure about is the brake configurations (disc vs. drum) although I would think/hope the lines would plug right in.

It is my understanding the Cherokees have leaf springs in the rear.
Not all Cherokee's have Leaf springs in the rear. Some do have coil springs i am just not sure if they would be bolt up. I figured all the TJ D44 would bolt on i just wanted to make sure that they didnt change any bracketry throughout the years that they made the TJ.
04-26-2013 10:49 AM
elclipo
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Originally Posted by MFsoftball22 View Post
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?
The TJ D44 should bolt in. The only thing that I am not sure about is the brake configurations (disc vs. drum) although I would think/hope the lines would plug right in.

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
elclipo
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Originally Posted by hosejockey61 View Post
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...
Yeah there's no way I would find such a deal here I don't think.
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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