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Unread 01-21-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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after market 44

Anybody make a aftermarket D44?

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Unread 01-21-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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Unread 01-21-2010, 10:59 AM   #4
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Lets see. Junkyard axle, $200 give or take.

Currie D44.... I think they used to have a price on their website but now all it says is "CALL"
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:06 AM   #5
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Well, an aftermarket axle all depends on the depth of your pockets unfortunately. There are lots of other options out there.
Do you want front, rear or both?
Could do with a little more info from you bud. What makes you think you need a 44?
What kind of wheeling do you do?
Have you broke any of the stock axle parts?
What size tires you running/want to run?
What gearing do you want to run?

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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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Currie D44.... I think they used to have a price on their website but now all it says is "CALL"
Never a good sign huh?
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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Never a good sign huh?
Nope, never.

To the OP, if you are talking about the front axle, I say just replace your u-joints with some fresh Spicer ones and wheel the heck out of it until you outgrow it. I plan on putting an Aussie in the front of mine and running 33x10.5 or 34x10.5's in the future. I think (and HOPE) the D30 will hold up. And if it doesn't.... well its time to start searching the junkyards for a D44.

Sometimes people think they need "upgrades" to make them part of the cool crowd. I just carry a spare set of already assembled shaft and bearing that I got for $40 in case I snap one on the trail. Much cheaper than a D44 upgrade at the moment.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:46 AM   #8
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No more junk yard junk for me. Building a YJ with a friend and we did the 8.8 in my jeep and I was never really happy with the turn out and after the 8.8 i did he wants nothing to do with it. He wants a 44, I can not for the life of my find a 44 that will fit under a yj in a junk yard with in 200 miles of western PA for under $500.... So why pay $500 for a old comanchee axle that needs rebuild, gears, etc?
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Unread 01-21-2010, 12:03 PM   #9
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Solid lists a rear d44 complete axle for $3800. If you can't build a junkyard d44 or 8.8 for that price (hell, buy one, new gears, locker, perches, drop it off at a local shop and have them assemble it for less than that price) then have at it. Thats a lot of money for a d44 rear axle.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 12:03 PM   #10
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I have always had good luck with the 8.8 myself. I grab them at $150 each complete.
I would say to start emailing the axle manufacturer's then, but be prepared....$$$$$$$$$$.
His rig, his choice.
Out of curiosity, what was wrong with the 8.8?

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Unread 01-21-2010, 12:18 PM   #11
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You might also check with the local Jeep dealer. They don't have anything YJ specific that I've seen but they do offer some axle upgrades that would be easy enough to stuff under a YJ.

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P5155252 Axle, Front Assembly, Dana 44, 2007-09 Jeep
Wrangler, 4.10 Locking Differential, Without Brakes

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P5155256 Axle, Front Assembly, Dana 44, JK, Modified For TJ

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P5155084 Axle, Front Assembly, J8, Dana 44, 5 on 5.5 Hub, with
Open Differential

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P5155087AB Axle, Front Assembly, Stock Power Wagon, 4.56
Ratio, With Locker

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P5153826AB Axle, Rear Assembly, 2007-09 Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon, 4.10 Ratio, Locking Differential

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P5155257 Axle, Rear Assembly, Dana 44, JK, Modified For TJ

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P5155260 Axle, Rear Assembly, Dana 60, J8, 4.10 Limited Slip,
5 x 5.50" and 5 x 5.0" Bolt Pattern, Modified For JK

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P5155083 Axle, Rear Assembly, J8, Dana 60, 5 on 5.5 Hub,
Limited Slip Differential, Leaf Spring

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P5155088AB Axle, Rear Assembly, Stock Power Wagon, 4.56

Ratio, With Locker

I like the J8 listings myself.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:20 PM   #12
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It was just one of those one after another deals where by the time it was all said and done the price tag and bloody knuckles had me and him wondering if it was all worth it.
I paid $186 for the axle out of a junk yard with 4:10s
The ruff stuff kit was another $120
After I got it home and cleaned it up I knew I was going to need rotors and brake lines but the calipers were still pushing fluid so I thought they would be ok.
Long of the short after buying the axle and swap kit, finding out the calipers were bad along with everything else I needed for the brakes and a new diff cover the thing ran me close to $850 and I still didn’t put a aussie in it. Oh and I never did get the parking brake to do more then look good for inspection.

Not to mention i run a skinny tire so the narrow wheel base on the 8.8 threw me a curve ball.
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Well, at $800-850, you are still way better off than ordering a custom axle.
Granted, that did get a little out of hand though...
If he is dead set on some other axles, the next best thing would be to scour the used parts sections of pirate for some built/geared 44's etc. There are a couple of axles on there right now that are ready to bolt into a YJ.

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Unread 01-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #14
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Your not kidding,

2,995 is the best I found for a built D44....


His budget is not going to be that high for just one axle, he was talking incometax return and get the axles ready for spring. Ill have to price out building one myself.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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If he is pricing axles that need new wheels anyway, you could always try for some JK Rubicon 44's like I have in my junk.
They come up for sale on JKOwners.com pretty regular.
Shouldn't need new brakes etc anyway!

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