Dana 44 Questions - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Digger84
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-28-2019, 10:15 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Dallas
Posts: 23
Dana 44 Questions

I just saw an offer on facebook for a Dana 44 out of a '99 TJ. The axle is completely empty, just the tube and TJ brackets. The guy wants $75 bucks for it... do you guys think this is worth it? Currently running a mostly stock '05 TJ X with the D35 rear. Sitting on 2'' Teraflex springs and 31s, would likely go to 33s if I got this axle. I am also planning on installing an SYE kit soon. My question to you all is if you think this is worth it, what components I will need to build the axle, and if rebuilding this axle is doable for a regular guy with pretty decent tools.

Thank you,
Eli

eliware is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 05:38 AM   #2
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
andy18_00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Posts: 324
It is probably worth it but get ready to spend some money. You are going to need axle shafts, new ring and pinion gears in the same ratio as your front. Possible locker of some sort. Not to mention all the break hardware and components. As far as the setup of the gears. That is better left to a professional (as it takes special tools).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

andy18_00 is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 06:08 AM   #3
IITYWTMWYBMAB

::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 12,272
Figure:
If you want to build it up as you get the money not a bad deal at all for $75..However make sure the tubes are not bent.. why is the housing empty? Also add up all the cost of everything that need to go back in it, and see how it compares to a complete ready to bolt in used one. car-parts.com is a good site to find complete axles.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94.15
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ. JK


JKU Build Inside: Party Girl
WranglerForum: Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHO...TLdAuMbTLs_bxw

JKUR 2" Rancho Sport - BlackForest Throwback Top - Milestar 315 Patagona Mt's - Outlaw Sheriff Rims - Bushwacker Flat Fenders -
Spicer Parts F/R Diff Covers, Front Drive Shaft - 4340 Alloy Shafts- Metal Cloak Overland Rock w/Flip Step -JCR Transmission Skid- Quadratec LED Headlights- Q9500i winch
4Jeepn is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-29-2019, 08:32 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 12,706
Assume bent or otherwise damaged until proven otherwise
There is a reason he stripped it rather then rebuild it


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
87_WhyJay likes this.
Digger84 is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 01:53 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Dallas
Posts: 23
Thank y’all for the input. Going to check it out before purchasing but assuming no bends, how much am I looking at to get this thing under my TJ with disk brakes on it? And any recommendations on gears, lockers or shafts? Thanks.
eliware is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 03:00 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 12,706
Not all damage related to bent tubes
Also Has to properly hold internals
There is more to the story and would not consider buying without the FULL story


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Digger84 is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 04:08 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
daveTJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: ohio
Posts: 2,108
i found a Tj rear D44 housing and i ran right over and handed the guy 50$ loaded it up and headed home, happy.

when i got home i realized the carrier straps were not inside and i bought a 50$ paper weight

a working 44 runs 700-1200$. it's gonna cost yah 700 to build that (if u did it all), minimum.

500-1000- traction device
250- gears
250- shafts
600 in labor to assemble all that ^
150- brakes

see the rabbit hole?
__________________
'04 X 6cyl., 42rle/231......w/Currectlync steering sys, Currie +1" MML, Daystar +1 BL, MetalCloak 3.5 SA-LT Rocksport kit, JB SS-SYE, Savvy shifter cable, T. Wood DS, Savvy GTS, raised front fenders w/GenRight alum hi-line inners, custom trans crossmember w/2" belly skid, JK rear D44 w/E locker, and 15" alloys w/35x12.5's ..... so far
daveTJ04 is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 04:37 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
tworley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Morrison, CO
Posts: 4,549
^^Good point. Make sure the bearing caps are the ones that were machined with the axle. If you look closely there will be a dot, shape, or some sort of machined marking on the caps that should coincide with the same markings on the face of the housing where the cover bolts to.


Notice the single dot on the cap and surface?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160805_145129.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	182.0 KB
ID:	4166677  
__________________
97' 4.0L - AX-15 - 4.56 D30/Rubi44 - Currie 4" SL -1.25" BL - 1" MML - 35s - XRC Rear Bumper/Carrier - JB SSYE - MC F/R CAs - MC F/R TBs - Currie Currectlync - Currie AR - Savvy GTS - Savvy UA - Savvy Shift Cable - ARB RD100/116 - RG&A 4340 Axle Shafts - Currie Mini Skids - Superwinch LP8500 - Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers - Poison Spyder Defender XCs - BMB Brakes - Fox 12" Resi 2.0 Shocks -
Colorado Jeep
tworley is offline   Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 09:29 PM
Thread Starter
  #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Dallas
Posts: 23
Yeah... after hearing all of this I've decided I'll probably just go with a Super 35 kit. The guy is 3 hours from me and I really don't want to drive out there for nothing, plus I really have no plans of running anything bigger than 33s in the foreseeable future. Glad I asked here before going out there!

eliware is offline   Quote
Reply

Tags
axle , dana 44 , rebuild

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC