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Old 03-23-2015, 10:12 PM
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2006 Dana 44 in a 1999 TJ

Will a rear Dana 44 out of a 2006 TJ fit in a 1999 TJ. I have an opportunity to pick up a D44 out of a 2006 tj with about 20,000 miles.

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Will a rear Dana 44 out of a 2006 TJ fit in a 1999 TJ. I have an opportunity to pick up a D44 out of a 2006 tj with about 20,000 miles.
it should fit but you'll have to do brake lines and what not since you'll be going from drums to discs also make sure it's geared the same as your front axle otherwise your 4x4 won't work

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it should fit but you'll have to do brake lines and what not since you'll be going from drums to discs also make sure it's geared the same as your front axle otherwise your 4x4 won't work
Thanks. I wasn't sure if there were any other differences other than brakes. This D44 is part of a set of D44 and D30. Would probably buy both and avoid re-gearing my D30.
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Only the rubicons have the rear discs to my knowledge. My 44 was out of a sport and it had drums.
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Only the rubicons have the rear discs to my knowledge. My 44 was out of a sport and it had drums.
This D44 has disc brakes so it must have come from a Rubi.
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Only the rubicons have the rear discs to my knowledge. My 44 was out of a sport and it had drums.
my 44 has discs and it's not a Rubicon
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All non-rubi unlimited aka LJ have D44 with discs

You of course need matching gears
Brake change to disc just involves new ebrake cable as long as you get D44 witk brake lines attached

However different rear driveshaft length Lilly needed with swap to D44
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All non-rubi unlimited aka LJ have D44 with discs You of course need matching gears Brake change to disc just involves new ebrake cable as long as you get D44 witk brake lines attached However different rear driveshaft length Lilly needed with swap to D44
Yep, you will have to have the drive shaft cut down by about an inch. Should be well under $100 at a drive line shop.
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Thanks for the info.
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Yep, you will have to have the drive shaft cut down by about an inch. Should be well under $100 at a drive line shop.
That's only needed if there is no suspension lift installed. A 2-3" or taller suspension lift negates that shorter driveshaft need.
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That's only needed if there is no suspension lift installed. A 2-3" or taller suspension lift negates that shorter driveshaft need.
Thanks Jerry,
I have a 3 1/4 RC lift on it.

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