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Johnepp 07-02-2013 04:50 PM

Looking for Dana 44
 
I'm looking for a set of Dana 44's to replace my Dana 30 and 35 in my '05 TJ X

WOKNROX 07-02-2013 05:05 PM

Are you looking for direct drop ins...or do you have some Fab skills to put some real d44s under your jeep...?

Johnepp 07-02-2013 05:32 PM

I don't really have the fab skills. Either direct drop ins or have someone fab some that'll fit

WOKNROX 07-02-2013 05:41 PM

You'll have more options and better axles to choose from if you buy the brackets and go with non Tj axles...at least the front one anyways..

Johnepp 07-02-2013 05:52 PM

Yeah I'm trying to find some at a decent price so I can still build them up to what I want them to be.

DaK 07-02-2013 06:26 PM

Give some of the Mod Houses a call. If they don't have them, they will at some time or be able to point you in a direction that does.

Rebel Off Road, JPi are two good places to start.

Johnepp 07-02-2013 06:49 PM

I'll give them a call. Thanks for the advice.

WOKNROX 07-02-2013 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnepp (Post 3921314)
Yeah I'm trying to find some at a decent price so I can still build them up to what I want them to be.

If your wanting d44s...then I'd suggest the Isuzu Rodeo 44...for the rear...its a 30 spline axle that comes with 410,430&456 gears with a LSD has disc breaks and is at 60" wide...the same width as your d35....and if you want to step it up...get the HD 44 it'll have 33spline axles...look for a fined diff cover....its Chevy/ Toyota 6 lug...and can be had from any U pull junk yard for $150 or less
For the front...I'd get either an 81 and new wagoneer it'll be 61" wide with matching 6 lug...or a HP Ford...there's one on Cluster now for a few hundy without outers.....but this axle is 63" wide and 5lug.....so if you get Dodge flattop knuckles there is some on EBay now....and run Chevy spindles this will get you back to 61" wide and 6lug....

Any of these axles are far superior to the stock 44s found in a Tj...

This is just my $.02 based on my own experiences with the Dana 44s...
Hope this helps to give you some direction

Johnepp 07-02-2013 09:37 PM

Thanks a lot for the info. I'm new to jeeps so I'm trying to learn as much as possible. Everyone's says I need to get rid of my 35 because it'll break often. I just put a rubicon express 4.5 super flex lift on it with a teraflex sye kit. I want to get the most out of my TJ without having to worry about my stock axles.

Johnepp 07-02-2013 10:06 PM

Any other advice I gladly welcome also.

Jk4thedirt 07-02-2013 10:13 PM

2 Attachment(s)
I have a D44 rear axle out if a JK. It's complete minus brakes. It even has a Riddler cover. I also have a empty D30 that has been sleeved and gussetted in all the right spots.



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Johnepp 07-02-2013 11:11 PM

How much are you asking?

Johnepp 07-03-2013 12:00 AM

Will it fit a TJ?

WOKNROX 07-03-2013 12:11 AM

I believe jk axles are.65" wide...

WOKNROX 07-03-2013 02:33 PM

Both of the front axles I mentioned earlier will allow you to have locking hubs and have true Dana 44 C's 3/8" walled x 3.5 thick tubes.... they won't need sleeves and do not have Unit bearings...these are the real deal...

Mbclark 07-04-2013 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WOKNROX (Post 3924360)
Both of the front axles I mentioned earlier will allow you to have locking hubs and have true Dana 44 C's 3/8" walled x 3.5 thick tubes.... they won't need sleeves and do not have Unit bearings...these are the real deal...

I'll second this opinion just because its the exact same set up I'm running. Isuzu rear (LSD replaced by Detroit) and ford up front as described. Works good!

Johnepp 07-04-2013 01:42 AM

I'm going to go check out the junk yards tomorrow and see what I can find.

Jk4thedirt 07-04-2013 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnepp (Post 3922446)
How much are you asking?

Sorry, I didn't get the notification via email.

I was looking to get $300 for the rear and maybe $250 for the front. I'm open to offers.

Jk4thedirt 07-04-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WOKNROX (Post 3922678)
I believe jk axles are.65" wide...

I can measure if you need me too. I believe it would be like your running spacer.

Johnepp 07-04-2013 05:14 PM

I picked up a D44 from a '97 Isuzu rodeo. Still looking for a frontD44.

WOKNROX 07-04-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnepp (Post 3927922)
I picked up a D44 from a '97 Isuzu rodeo. Still looking for a frontD44.

There you go....what's the width?
They come in 58" and 60"...
What gear is in it? does it have the LSD?

Johnepp 07-04-2013 06:27 PM

If I measured correctly its 60" it has 4:10 with LSD. I found it at ecology salvage in Chula Vista. They have 3 of them there. And it came with the whole brake system.

WOKNROX 07-04-2013 06:34 PM

Sweet....that's the one you want...
Those axles come with huge breaks...same size as the front Waggy/J20 d44 you'll want for the front....

Johnepp 07-04-2013 07:57 PM

I looked for the waggy front but couldn't find any. Now I need to find a fab shop that can fix me up some mounting brackets.

Johnepp 07-04-2013 09:56 PM

Any recommendations on fab shops in San Diego?

WOKNROX 07-04-2013 10:30 PM

There's a HP Ford d44 complete on SD Craigslist in Ramona...
There's also a Detroit locker on there to....
If you pick up the Ford axle....it'll be 63" and 5 on 5.5 lug....so just run 1" or 1.5" spacers on the rear that'll change it from 6 lug to the 5 lug...and it'll give you the extra width...
Hope this helps

Johnepp 07-05-2013 03:21 PM

I'm going to hit the yards up again tomorrow, most of them were closed yesterday for the 4th. The one one craigslist is a little more than I want to pay for one.

WOKNROX 07-05-2013 03:45 PM

Right on...bud..
Keep looking.. you'll find one...

Johnepp 07-05-2013 10:39 PM

Yeah I'm sure ill find a good one one of these days.

Johnepp 07-06-2013 11:24 PM

I also picked up a ford 8.8


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