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08-08-2010 11:47 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Ya....... my 99 Sahara came with the 30" tire and dana 60 front and rear option.

Donn
Nope they only offered the dana 60 with the 39 inch tires
08-08-2010 11:40 PM
jeepjones My build sheet lists all the options available, the D44 was the one thing the guy who originally bought it did not order!
08-08-2010 11:36 PM
jeepjones [QUOTE=30-284;714938]Ya....... my 99 Sahara came with the 30" tire and dana 60 front and rear option.

Donn[/QUOTE

Too bad the D60 was never an option!
08-08-2010 08:20 PM
Wallygator You should try it up herre in Canada. I had a seal leaking and decided to do the bearings at the same time and check for wear etc. The local JEEP dealership sent me the parts. They told me that the sahara NEVER came with a d44..... Guess what??? Got it apart and .. What do you know?? D44. A bit irritated because the dealership that i got my parts from said it wasnnt an option, but even tho I lost a day waiting for parts, happy that I had the 44. Dont go to a dealership.. go to someone who knows..
08-07-2010 08:07 PM
ford-willy
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Just look at the rear end, rubber plug=dana 35, threaded plug=dana 44. Sahara came with either. Front were all dana 30.

Donn
Donn----Thanks. Went and looked at the 01 Sahara today and the rear diff cover had the threaded plug with the ratchet size square hole. Dana 44 I believe.
08-07-2010 12:54 AM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by Green Bay TJ View Post
I ordered my 2000 TJ Sahara from the factory - no inventory with everything I wanted at the time. Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear were standard with 30" wheel package. Dana 44 rear (only) was an option. Since I was using for a daily driver with little off-road, I opted for the ABS instead of the Dana 44 (I don't think both options were avalaible together).
This is true, my Sahara rolled out of the dealership on the 30" package and a D35 rear too...
08-06-2010 11:45 PM
Ageless Stranger
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Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
My 2000 Sahara had the 30" tires and does not have a dana 44.
This is the case on my 2000 Sport. 30" tires, D35, 3.73 gears.
08-06-2010 11:35 PM
EdJonesJeeper
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Originally Posted by Green Bay TJ View Post
I ordered my 2000 TJ Sahara from the factory - no inventory with everything I wanted at the time. Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear were standard with 30" wheel package. Dana 44 rear (only) was an option. Since I was using for a daily driver with little off-road, I opted for the ABS instead of the Dana 44 (I don't think both options were avalaible together).
I think your right b/c the dana 44 I got out of an 01 does not have ABS so my stupid light stays on all the time now. I unplugged the fuse and relay but the light still is on... any suggestions?
08-06-2010 11:35 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by ford-willy View Post
So Saharas have bigger rear ends and axles??????
No, The Sahara package was "standard" with a D35 rear axle, The D44 rear was an optional item. About 60% D35 and 40% D44 chance.

As mentioned the easiest why to tell is look at the rear diff cover.

And as reference.....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-l...ion-50307.html
08-06-2010 11:19 PM
InfernoGirl
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Originally Posted by pokey View Post
Bring the VIN to any dealer, they'll tell you what diffs you have
Just look at it, it's much easier than taking it to a dealer....
08-06-2010 11:04 PM
Green Bay TJ I ordered my 2000 TJ Sahara from the factory - no inventory with everything I wanted at the time. Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear were standard with 30" wheel package. Dana 44 rear (only) was an option. Since I was using for a daily driver with little off-road, I opted for the ABS instead of the Dana 44 (I don't think both options were avalaible together).
08-06-2010 09:38 PM
pokey
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Originally Posted by 03 RUBI View Post
Rear ends only look bigger in tight jeans.
I knew a Sarah who had a larger rear end

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Originally Posted by ford-willy View Post
Someone told me that all Saharas had larger rear ends. I'm just learning. I am looking at a 01 Sahara and would like to know how can I tell. Is there a place where the VIN number can retrieve that info?
Bring the VIN to any dealer, they'll tell you what diffs you have
08-06-2010 09:23 PM
Wildkarde he was being sarcastic......
08-06-2010 09:19 PM
FREDO 4X4
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Ya....... my 99 Sahara came with the 30" tire and dana 60 front and rear option.

I never heard tell of dana 60's coming stock in jeeps. Seems like over kill even with a 30 inch tire stock option.
08-06-2010 09:12 PM
Wildkarde There is a metal tag on the rear end in the 10 am postion, it will tell you what the rear end is as well as what gears.

I believe that the D44 only had the option of 3.73's but I could be wrong...
08-06-2010 09:08 PM
30-284 Just look at the rear end, rubber plug=dana 35, threaded plug=dana 44. Sahara came with either. Front were all dana 30.

Donn
08-06-2010 09:02 PM
ford-willy Someone told me that all Saharas had larger rear ends. I'm just learning. I am looking at a 01 Sahara and would like to know how can I tell. Is there a place where the VIN number can retrieve that info?
08-06-2010 08:56 PM
Wildkarde No way to know with out A: looking at it or B: looking at a build sheet. It was optional to have a D44.

My 02 had the tire package and also had a D44...Got lucky when I bought it a couple of months ago.
08-06-2010 08:51 PM
doclouie My 2000 Sahara had the 30" tires and does not have a dana 44.
08-06-2010 08:48 PM
30-284
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Originally Posted by ford-willy View Post
So Saharas have bigger rear ends and axles??????
Ya....... my 99 Sahara came with the 30" tire and dana 60 front and rear option.

Donn
08-06-2010 08:45 PM
03 RUBI
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Originally Posted by ford-willy View Post
So Saharas have bigger rear ends and axles??????
Rear ends only look bigger in tight jeans.
08-06-2010 08:28 PM
4Jeepn For a YJ, was never an option.. For TJ yes some did. If it has the 30" tire pkg chance are it may have the dana 44 rear.
08-06-2010 08:09 PM
jeepjones Bigger than what? And how?
08-06-2010 07:58 PM
EdJonesJeeper No not all of them. Was a Dana 44 option for certain years but my 99' had a dana 35 in it which I did replace with a D44
08-06-2010 07:54 PM
ford-willy
Sahara's-do they have stronger diffs & axles?

So Saharas have bigger rear ends and axles??????

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