|08-26-2013 10:23 AM|
|08-26-2013 10:10 AM|
|08-26-2013 08:50 AM|
|08-26-2013 08:35 AM|
Each axle has a gear ratio, and they connect to the drivetrain through the transfer case. If one has a different ratio than the other and the transfer case is engaged there will be binding that will break things, internally.
If you get a 4.10 rear axle ratio, you will need to have the front axle re-geared to 4.10 before you can safely engage (or utilize) 4WD.
|08-26-2013 08:24 AM|
|apannone||Ok got it. So if I have a wrangler with a d30 and d35 with 3.07s, the d30 is geared differently in my jeep than a jeep with a d30 and d44 with 4.10 gears. Is that right? Just want to make sure I understand.|
|08-26-2013 08:16 AM|
|Jaxon1023||If you ever want to use 4wd yes you will have to regear. If you just put the 44 in and don't regear it will get you down the road till you can afford to regear the front as long as you keep it in 2wd|
|08-26-2013 08:14 AM|
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|08-26-2013 07:59 AM|
|Notoriously_rob||If its from a tjthen you wouldnt have to regear but the front you would|
|08-26-2013 07:51 AM|
|apannone||I've also been thinking of picking up a D44, ideally with a 4.10 ratio. I currently have a D35 with a 3.07 ratio. If I were to find the D44 I'm looking for, is it a case where I can install it and drive, or do I need a regear?|
|08-26-2013 01:15 AM|
|08-26-2013 01:05 AM|
But you can do a Dynatrac Hp D44.....its also a direct swap but the axle itself is a few grand.....but its a nice axle for sure.
|08-26-2013 12:26 AM|
|Border Dave||For all your junkyard needs: Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market|
|08-26-2013 12:14 AM|
|RevCo666||Not to hijack this thread but for the sakes of curiosity: what does it take to swap out a D30 in the front for a D44 to match the rear? Expensive process I imagine, would it require re-gearing(currently at 3.73)? And is it easier when you have a D44 in the back already? Just looking for some quick answers, like I said just curious...|
|08-26-2013 12:12 AM|
|08-25-2013 11:57 PM|
|98 tj sport||When I was looking for mine called a local place and they said they could get one but the price was a little more than I wanted to pay. The wanted 1000 for a stock one with 3.73 gears I ended up finding one on craigslist for 700 that already had a grizzly locker in it. But I had to be diligent and check a couple times a day to find it.|
|08-25-2013 11:38 PM|
|08-25-2013 11:34 PM|
There's a few jeep only junkyards lying around... But your best bet will probably be buyin one off of some random guy parting a jeep out!
|08-25-2013 11:01 PM|
|mang318||Has anybody had luck finding a Dana 44 at a junkyard? I have 2 junkyards close to my house and I'm thinking about dropping by and checking there sometime soon|
|08-25-2013 03:51 PM|
|08-25-2013 01:29 PM|
That's alot of money when you figure you can spend another grand and buy a superior or G2 rear that's already built and locked....
I'd go with finding a used one. It might take a little but is rather spend $600 than 1200 on getting my jeep mobile again.
|08-25-2013 01:26 PM|
|Notoriously_rob||Yea i was just reading it online- apparently i want to make sure i get an iron vice aluminum case...didnt know tjs came like that--more readin for me|
|08-25-2013 01:24 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Spicer = Dana Spicer which is who made our TJ axles & drivetrain.|
|08-25-2013 01:18 PM|
So this is telling me a spicer 44 is available...for $1200...
Is spicer the same as dana 44
Not very knowledgeable on differentials..
|08-25-2013 01:16 PM|
|08-25-2013 01:01 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Personally, I'd rather have a Dana 44 than an 8.8. Aftermarket parts are easier to come by and in a bigger selection too. Also the 8.8's bigger pumpkin hangs lower so you need a bigger tire to get the same ground clearance a D44 gives. Not to mention the 8.8 is offset a different amount compared to the transfer case so you have a compound angle at the rear driveshaft u-joints that isn't present with the D44. Not often a problem but... and if I want significantly stronger axleshafts than the 8.8 comes with, going with alloys like are in mine is easily done... and there are even 33 spline and 35 spline shafts made for the D44.|
|08-25-2013 03:14 AM|
|Owen_TJ||You should look into an 8.8...stronger, cheaper, easier to find|
|08-25-2013 12:33 AM|
|mang318||Awesome. Thanks guys! I can't wait to find one and get it in my jeep|
|08-24-2013 10:39 PM|
You can try this place. I have bought a lot of parts from them over the years. As with any salvage/used parts do not be scared to negotiate the price.
|08-24-2013 09:08 PM|
|TJDave||Found my built Rubi D44 on a Jeep club website that is in my state. The previous owner was swapping in a RJ 60 in to his Jeep.|
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