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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Installed dana 44 on my 95 yj dif tie rod issues

Installing Dana 44 in my 95 yj . With the bigger axle and thicker dif plate I am having issues with tie rods clearance. Any body due this? Suggestions


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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Ditch the track Bar. It only impairs your ride quality.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Which 44 did you put in?
What kind of steering are you using?
Flat top knuckles?
A little more information would help.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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^^ times 2.

I ditched mine, and it was the single best suspension upgrade, ever. Absolutely no scary bits (wobble, looseness, etc), but now, when I hit a bump, the front axle actually moves upward. Seriously, since removing the track bar and sway bar (YMMV), my Jeep rides nearly as smooth as my minivan.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #5
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Ah guys he is asking about tie rod clearance.
He must have had his terms wrong for the title.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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I Mis spoke in my subject line. I got the G2 Dana 44s with aluminum dif covers. I got rid of track bar already. It is my tie rods I am having issues with clearing my new front dif cover. The bigger axle and thicker cover close the gap on the stick tie rod. Looking at using a high steer kit to move tie rod. Any thoughts
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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Try a tie rod flip to get it outta the way.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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High steer or a lower profile diff cover. Diff covers is one place I would not want aluminum.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #9
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Do the G2 D44 use the stock knuckles and brakes?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #10
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Yes on brakes and knuckles
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Unread 02-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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andrew2641, I have the same issue. Installed g2 dana 44 on my 95 YJ and the flipped 1 ton tie rod is hitting the diff cover. I'm utilizing the exiting dana 30 knuckles. The knuckles had to be reamed for the 1 ton steering. What was your solution? I'd like to get a similar strength tie rod that has a bend in it. Anyone have a solution?
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Unread 02-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #12
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If ur diff cover is one of the types that has the steel bracing over top the cast iron, it's going to hit. U need one like a riddler that is just cast iron, they stick out several inches less. Had this problem on my dana 30 when I installed my high steer/ thicker Dom linkage. I switched from a Solid differential cover to a Riddler cover and it no longer hits. Just reread and it says ur is aluminum? Regardless if it has that framework type look on the front it sticks out several inches farther, prob easier to get another cover then redo ur steering.
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Unread 07-04-2014, 05:14 PM   #13
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I had the same issue with my 1990 yj. G2 dana 44 using oem dana 30 knuckles and brakes. Tie rod didnt clear diff cover. cover thickness is not enough to enable full tilt. got an offset system from rustys offraod that moved the rod forward with custom rod ends. beautifull looking piece, HOWEVER....... I am running oem spring under configuration and when I installed the front end the tie rod hits the springs, if I tourqed down the springplates to axle it would never move ? NOW WHAT ?????? Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!Do I need hi steer set up or can I do one of those shims that put s the tie rod ends on the top side of the knuckles. Why is it hitting the springs ? Didnt even use any shims change pumpkin angle. another issue I had was the holes in the axles perches were only 1/2" the pins on the springs are 9/16", had to drill out one side of axle and then use die grinder to open hole on pumpkin pad .
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