Isuzu dana 44 swap qustions. - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
deathtrap
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hemet
Posts: 406
Isuzu dana 44 swap qustions.

I want to swap in a isuzu D44 in place of my 35. I need to keep my 5 on 4.5
wheels. has anyone redriled the 6 lug isuzu axles and rotors to fit stock wheels? It looks like the smaller bolt circle will be into the large center hole.
I know most people that do this swap run 6 lug waggy stuff in front.
Also I hear that the dana 35 yoke can be swaped to replace the oddball isuzu
drive flange, Anyone know If its true? If someone has pics of how thay did
the parking brake would be cool. None of the info I find adress these issues.
Thanks.

deathtrap is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Nickabis
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 396
Just a thought, have you looked into the ford 8.8 explorer swap? It's a 5x4.5 bolt pattern so no re-drilling required. the newer explorers come with disk brakes. I cant remember the years. And you don't need to change the front.
Nickabis is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 02:26 PM
I8AHUMR
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dayton
Posts: 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickabis View Post
Just a thought, have you looked into the ford 8.8 explorer swap? It's a 5x4.5 bolt pattern so no re-drilling required. the newer explorers come with disk brakes. I cant remember the years. And you don't need to change the front.
x50000000

93 YJ, 4.0, 4.5" suspension, 33x13.5 Pitbull Rockers, Custom scratch and dent job...

05 WK, 5.7 Hemi, Quadra-Drive II
I8AHUMR is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 02:33 PM
TheNewbie
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Grand Jct, CO
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickabis View Post
Just a thought, have you looked into the ford 8.8 explorer swap? It's a 5x4.5 bolt pattern so no re-drilling required. the newer explorers come with disk brakes. I cant remember the years. And you don't need to change the front.
I think it was 96 and newer with the disc brakes.

The width abotu the same as the D35 in your YJ bow, and it's comprible to a D44.

1995 YJ 2.5 - 4 RC lift - 1" MML - 33's - flat fenders front - TJ flares rear -Raptor lined exterior - Herc'd interior - DIY front bumper & winch plate - 136 amp alternator mod - 4.0 TB swap

My build thread...
I've got a shotgun, a rifle and a four wheel drive...
TheNewbie is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
deathtrap
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hemet
Posts: 406
Thanks guys, but I think pretty well set on a d44 of some kind.
deathtrap is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Nickabis
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 396
Quote:
Originally Posted by deathtrap
Thanks guys, but I think pretty well set on a d44 of some kind.
That is understandable, it's your jeep. I only mentioned the 8.8 because it would cut down the work that you want to do with the d44, it's a pretty straight forward swap, very comparable to the 44, and they are very common, well around my area at least. Good luck with the swap, sorry I wasn't more help with your initial question.
Nickabis is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,368
How about contacting superior and getting some chromoly shafts with the right bolt pattern?

Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:00 PM
93jeepyj
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: windsor locks, CT
Posts: 2,696
Do you already have the isuzu 44? I was able to find an MJ 44 and the only thing I had to do was weld on spring perches and shock mounts. brakes and parking brake hooked up the same, yoke was the same size, bolt pattern was the same. ect. Took a little digging to find but xj and mj 44s are out there, theres also tj and lj 44s but there probably priced a bit higher.
93jeepyj is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
deathtrap
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hemet
Posts: 406
I havent got one yet, the xj/mj 44s go pretty fast in the yards while the isuzus get ignored. thay all seem to
have good gears 4.10 or 4.56. The good 8.8s dont stay long ether. custom axel shafts are an option but was
wondering if anyone has redrilled the stock isuzu shafts to save some coin.
deathtrap is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:40 PM
notmyj
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,459
Its also worth mentioning that the 8.8 is stronger than the D44. If your trying to be different, then by all means do as you wish. But if your looking for the best bang for the buck, then the 8.8 is the way to go. Also, if your having trouble finding a suitable axle, no matter which one it is, look at www.car-part.com.

www.pghoffroad.com
My SOA Build
Recovery Gear Basics
My BUDGET York OBA Install
Budget Welding Cart
Carling Contura Switch Panel

If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

"Everytime someone "upgrades" a D35, an angel looses its wings."

"Dizzy" - What SnoopDog would call a Distributor if he was a mechanic. I cringe every time I hear this moronic term

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
Send lawyers, guns and money. The **** has hit the fan...
92, 4.0, AW4, 8.8, D30, 15x10, 37's, SOA etc, etc
92, 2.5, 30, 8.8, 4.88, Locked, Winch, 15x8, 35's, 3.5" (RIP)
notmyj is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
deathtrap
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hemet
Posts: 406
Im not tying to be diffrent. I just think getting a good rear axle with 4.56 gears allready in it at junk yard prices
is a plus. It seems like a good swap aside from getting the wheels bolted on safely. thanks guys.
deathtrap is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 09-05-2011, 06:52 PM
TSEJEEPERS
Web Wheeler
 
TSEJEEPERS's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Morton IL
Posts: 5,442
PM Vlucdog in the CJ forums.
He is running a Isuzu rear end in one of his CJs.

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list. www.mijc.org
TSEJEEPERS is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Honda And Isuzu Dana 44 Swap In A Tj mudslingertj24 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 08-15-2011 09:04 PM
Qustions about a top jwnewell001 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 08-18-2010 03:05 PM
Isuzu Dana 44 2wd vs 4wd differences Cajun90YJ YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 05-03-2010 06:12 AM
Isuzu Dana 44 owners walkin YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 04-04-2010 12:59 PM
Isuzu D44 swap...questions Spinny YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 08-30-2007 08:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome