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Unread 01-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #16
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You can also use a lug nut with an appropriate length spacer to suck the stud back in it's place. Or just put the rim on the shaft, and tighten the lug with the ole impact
Thanks for the tips on the wheel stud, I haven't had to do that before, and I don't have a press...

I was thinking about using a socket and a c-clamp (is that hillbilly?), but a lug and the impact seems pretty easy

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Unread 01-10-2011, 09:25 PM   #17
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I work at a Honda dealer, and in attempts to knock rear brake drums off I have hit my fair share of studs loose. Throw the wheel back on, thread the lug, and torque to specifications. I haven't had a problem with one.
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Thanks for the tips on the wheel stud, I haven't had to do that before, and I don't have a press...

I was thinking about using a socket and a c-clamp (is that hillbilly?), but a lug and the impact seems pretty easy
I've used the other guys method with an old lug nut and stacked washers to pull a new stud in. I usually can't reuse the lug nut because it's bonded with the washers.
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Makes sense to me, good theory!

I'm not sure yet how high I can mount the shock mounts. It seems like the shocks are mostly compressed at rest in the normal position on the Dana 35. I will play with the fitment and try to compromise between not hitting the shocks on rocks and making sure there is enough compression in the shocks.


That was about as high up as I was willing to go and i still had to get shorter shocks.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #20
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I work at a Honda dealer, and in attempts to knock rear brake drums off I have hit my fair share of studs loose. Throw the wheel back on, thread the lug, and torque to specifications. I haven't had a problem with one.
Ive tried to be nice to my jeep and do this but i kept stripping lugs. It worked but i was going through lugs, A nice BFh and they went right in. Im not going to lie even i cringed the first time i hammered one into a nice new chromo, but i got over it.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #21
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How did the width work out on your YJ?
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How did the width work out on your YJ?
I haven't installed the axle yet, but I believe it will be 3" wider than the Dana 35.

I have so many choices and options with what to do with wheels and spacers and adaptors.

I like a more tucked-under look, so I am thinking about getting stock JK rims and adapting the front axle to 5on5 bolt pattern. Then the backspacing will put me close to where I am now with Soft 8's.
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pinion yoke u-joint question

So I ground a couple of brackets off of the Dana 44, went pretty good. I got greedy a couple of times and ate up the cutoff wheels too fast. I haven't had to grind something like this before so I am getting a technique. I started cutting the brackets a little away from the housing so then I could be careful getting the welds off, and use a hammer a little to knock some pieces loose.

Need some help on which parts to get. The Dana 44 pinion yoke is not made for a u-joint at all. I guess that is because of the cv shafts on the JKs?

I think that because I have a '95 I have a 1330 u-joint at the rear driveshaft to pinion yoke. I have found a place that sells 26 spline pinion yokes for Dana 44s to fit 1330 u-joints. Is that what I need to buy?

That would make it easy, I could just put my 1330 u-joint from the Dana 35 pinion into the Dana 44.
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Got some OEM JK wheels for after the swap and an SWR meter to tune my CB.

Won some 5on4.5->5on5 wheel spacer adapters on Ebay for 100 for 4, but the seller can't take payment for some reason.

I think that my pinion yoke is 26 spline on the Dana 35 and that is also what I need on the 44, so maybe I can move it over?
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Seller backed out on my wheel spacer/adapters. I found another set for $50 cheaper! They are on the way.

Now I only need u-bolts, brake lines, spring plates, gears, rear carrier, tires for the 16" rims... Need to do more grinding soon.

Helped my buddy do some mods on his JK Rubi, noticed his front driveshaft looks like this:


The part that goes between the axle pinion yoke and the u-bolt is what I need. I have found Currie's "companion flange" that looks like it, but it is for 8.8 Fords.

Anybody know a part number for this animal?
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Unread 02-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #26
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Just hurry up and get it finished.
Haha believe me, it's really hard to be patient with this! I feel the same way I did about getting my suspension lift.

I am going to the Land Between the Lakes OHV area in May, I really want to have the swap done by then...
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So there has been plenty of ups and downs since February. I have been on a few trail rides. The Land Between the Lakes trip didn't work out though. Planning on going to Windrock in TN in October.

The YJ does so well with the way it has been set up, that I thought about selling off my swap parts. But it really looks like I would only break even on the parts, and I put a lot of work into the project so far. So I un-wimped myself.

Finally made some progress! Got a set of 285/75 Mastercraft Courser CT, mounted them on the JK 16" steelies, and put the 4.5->5on5 wheel spacer adapters on.

Now when I get the rest of the parts together, and do the swap, the width of the the front and rear axles should be within 1" of each other. I like how the wheels tuck up under the wheel flares, it is narrower than it was with the 31s.

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Bye bye D35! The innards will be having adventures in a TJ soon. I sold it yesterday and yanked it last night.



Even though the u-bolts are only 2 years old, my impact could only cope with about half of them, even after breaking them loose with the breaker bar. The e-brake cables got cut with the grinder. Oddly enough the 8mm pinion yoke strap bolts came out like butter, even though I'm sure they haven't been out since they were put in in the factory in Toledo in '95.
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