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12-10-2010 07:43 AM
cheapjeep71 My name says it all. A wife & 2 kids limit what I can spend. I wish I could just go to Dana 60s but I don't have a grand to spend on just the axles. I find great deals on parts from friends who up-grade.
12-08-2010 10:08 PM
Ibuildembig Nah, jump to the big stuff and skip that
12-08-2010 05:46 PM
cheapjeep71 Forget those weak axles, I'm going for a Ford 9" rearend & Ford 44 high pinion front for my YJ. It will then be ready for a V8 conversion some day!!
12-08-2010 04:30 PM
Ibuildembig I understand, just didn't wanna get the OP cornfused
12-08-2010 03:53 PM
4Jeepn
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
Cept a TJ 44 rear's gonna have coil spring pads welded on it and he needs leaf spring perches
Yes, but guy has a TJ who asked so bolt in... ON a YJ cut and weld... Got my 8.8 waiting for install in YJ this winter. Just have to find the time.
12-08-2010 03:50 PM
Ibuildembig Cept a TJ 44 rear's gonna have coil spring pads welded on it and he needs leaf spring perches
12-08-2010 03:48 PM
4Jeepn
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Originally Posted by abw0004 View Post
When I talked to my off-road specialist guy about swapping my 35 for a 44, he told me that there was a lot of wiring to do, that it would be a big hassle. I would love for for us to be wrong because I would rather go to a junkyard to get a used 44 then pay a lot more for a Super 35

Get a new guy.. a tj 44 will just bolt in place of the 35.. You might have to adj the driveshaft, but that's about it.
12-08-2010 03:40 PM
YJPunisher213 Yeah I havent seen any wires coming from the rear axle
12-08-2010 03:39 PM
Ibuildembig Chuck the 44 idea and get a Ford 8.8. 4.10's are common in them and they are virtually a bolt in deal.
12-08-2010 03:34 PM
abw0004 When I talked to my off-road specialist guy about swapping my 35 for a 44, he told me that there was a lot of wiring to do, that it would be a big hassle. I would love for for us to be wrong because I would rather go to a junkyard to get a used 44 then pay a lot more for a Super 35
12-04-2010 03:44 PM
cheapjeep71 Wiring????? Maybe if it had anti-lock brakes but there is no need for these as YJs didn't have anti-lock. There shouldn't be any wiring. Just brake plumbing but that shouldn't be hard. As one of the other guys said there will be some welding involved. Make sure you get the rear pinion angle correct when putting on the spring perches.
12-03-2010 11:58 PM
abw0004 If my sources are correct, there is some wiring to do too that can be a big hassle
12-03-2010 11:37 PM
MikeMTJ
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Originally Posted by YJPunisher213 View Post
I have a 92 YJ with a 5 speed 2.5, 4 inch skyjacker lift and 33x12.5 tires. When swapping to a Dana 44 will I have to change anything?? Also, for gear ratio Ive been told 3 different ratios. 3:73, 4:10 and 4:56. Any insight? Thanks! 0|||||0
If you're planning on doing a full regear, go 4.56. Your front axel is already 4.10. 4.10 will be fine with 33's, but 4.56 is idea.

Both will need to be the same.
12-03-2010 09:37 PM
Wrangler Haven Your rear gear ratio will need to be the same as your front. If you are grabbing a 44 from a TJ you'll need to change out the spring perches and maybe do some other light welding.
12-03-2010 08:12 PM
YJPunisher213
Dana 35 to Dana 44 swap

I have a 92 YJ with a 5 speed 2.5, 4 inch skyjacker lift and 33x12.5 tires. When swapping to a Dana 44 will I have to change anything?? Also, for gear ratio Ive been told 3 different ratios. 3:73, 4:10 and 4:56. Any insight? Thanks! 0|||||0

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