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Unread 01-20-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Do ALL 5.2 Laredos come with Dana 44a?

So I was just lookin at a video of a 94 ZJ with the 5.2 and I could have sworn I saw a Dana 35 in the rear.
I thought all the V8 models came with the Dana 44a?!

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Unread 01-20-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Only 96+ V8's came with the 44a.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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Only 96+ V8's came with the 44a.
Yep.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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ALL 96+ came with them? No matter what trim package?
Did these D44a come with the trac lok?
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Unread 01-20-2014, 06:46 PM   #5
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ALL 96+ came with them? No matter what trim package?
Did these D44a come with the trac lok?
regardless of trim package. only some of the 44a's came with the LSD from the factory. I dont know if trim package mattered. I do know that all of the 5.9s came with a 44a w/ LSD
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Unread 01-20-2014, 07:19 PM   #6
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So rob the carrier and such from a 5.9?
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Unread 01-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #7
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You don't want the LSD. It's not worth it. Might work ok with stock tires but with larger you won't even know it's there.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #8
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You don't want the LSD. It's not worth it. Might work ok with stock tires but with larger you won't even know it's there.
Basically I agree, but, if you can get a free LSD, with your axle, go for it, until you can get a real locker, if that's where you're headed.
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Unread 01-20-2014, 09:32 PM   #9
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Good luck on it being in good shape. You will most likely have to rebuilt it. Mine was crapped out at 127k when I bought it with no off road use.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 11:24 PM   #10
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If I do anything i'm gonna want two TrueTracs in both ends. I dont do any real rock crawling these days...thanks to my 8 month old daughter
And I cant see myself throwing anything more on the ZJ than a 4-4.5" lift and some 33's.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 06:32 AM   #11
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I've wondered, Eaton doesn't make a TrueTrac for the Jeep's 44A. They do make one, however, for the Viper and Corvette 44A. Would these be interchangeable? The cost on it is almost double a TrueTrac for a D30.
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Well that blows. I had a Truetrac in the front of my TJ and LOVED the thing. Ran 33" tires and it seemed like a full locker even in off camber situations.
Id like an auto locker in the rear then. Anyone have an suggestions for a lunchbox locker for the 44a?
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I've wondered, Eaton doesn't make a TrueTrac for the Jeep's 44A. They do make one, however, for the Viper and Corvette 44A. Would these be interchangeable? The cost on it is almost double a TrueTrac for a D30.
If I remember correctly the Jeep 44A and Viper/Vette 44A are totally different in every conceivable way. I looked into upgrade options for a 44A and came to the conclusion it'd be better to get an 8.8, even considering the 44A's use outside of Grand Cherokees. Some of the specifics are vague now.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 01:21 PM   #15
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Schultz how much did your Aussie cost?
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