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TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 09:56 AM

What do you guys think dana 44
 
K so I'm looking around to upgrade my rear end and found this Dana would this work? what else would I need

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/...a/cf2948be.jpg

30-284 03-07-2012 10:03 AM

Well... If the TJWRANGLERMAN has a TJ, then you are going to have to change the spring perches for the coil buckets and the control arm mounts etc. then the wheel bolt pattern is different than a stock TJ but other than that it should be close to fitting provided the gear ratio is what you want.

Donn

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 10:05 AM

Yea I have I tj ok would all be hard to do?

30-284 03-07-2012 10:14 AM

I'm sure that the bracket kit will run a couple hundred bucks + what ever a welder will charge you to weld them on, just make sure that the welder knows what their doing as all of the mounts need to be mounted at the right angle or nothing will workout.

Donn

Bone 03-07-2012 10:29 AM

You'd be putting a YJ rear end in a TJ. It's not hard to do but, like previously state, you have to make sure the welder is familiar with the exact mounting angles for the spring purches and brackets or you'll have a heck of a time with it.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Bone
You'd be putting a YJ rear end in a TJ. It's not hard to do but, like previously state, you have to make sure the welder is familiar with the exact mounting angles for the spring purches and brackets or you'll have a heck of a time with it.

Yea the guy thts going to be doing it is a 4x4 shop

Bone 03-07-2012 12:45 PM

Well, then I say go for it. $1700 for a Currie built 44 with ARB isn't bad.

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bone
Well, then I say go for it. $1700 for a Currie built 44 with ARB isn't bad.

I'm pretty sure I could talk him down to 1400

Imped 03-07-2012 01:05 PM

It's wider than your front axle by 3". It's got a different bolt pattern than your wheels. Unless you have 4.56 gears up front, you'll need those. It's not setup at all for a coil suspension--you'd need to buy or fab coil buckets, link mounts, and shock tabs. Who knows if that's a 1310 yoke or not.

Is it hard? No. That's my answer but I can't answer for you. It's one of those things....if you have to ask....

TheTJRod 03-07-2012 01:56 PM

x2 on what Imped said. You will have to buy all new brackets and have to play a competent welder that knows jeeps. You will still be paying another 400 easy after buying the axle. Cut the current mounts off yourself to save some coin before you take it to the shop.

I would check the axle flanges, coming from an axle builder it could be drilled for 2 different bolt patterns. If not the 4x4 shop should be able to drill them and the rotor to 5x4.5. I would still run wheel spacers on the front regardless.

As for the yoke size it is kinda a toss up as depending on what it was made to fit will show what yoke size it has. There are conversion u-joints out there. Or better yet upgrade your driveshaft to what the axle has.

530ktm 03-07-2012 02:16 PM

I would look for a dana44 for less $ out of a newer TJ and have it fit right in and put in a locker and gears then. This thing sounds like a piece meal job and how do you know the condition of the internal works as well?

TjWranglerMan 03-07-2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by 530ktm
I would look for a dana44 for less $ out of a newer TJ and have it fit right in and put in a locker and gears then. This thing sounds like a piece meal job and how do you know the condition of the internal works as well?

Very true thanks I think im going to pass on that one


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