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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:32 PM   #31
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If this is how it's designed than so be it but i would be very dissapointed in Jeep if thats the case.

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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:36 PM   #32
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Speaking of the axle any one ever hear of a Dana 44 hd i took mine to a jeep shop trying to get a nicer looking diff cover mine is getting rusted but I figured why not do an arb some thing that holds more fluid that will cool better is it really called a 44hd never herd of that b4
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:41 PM   #33
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The Dana 44A and Dana 44 HD are the same axle. It was used in the ZJ, WJ, and WK of all models including the SRT8 WK A lot of people hate on it because of the aluminum pumpkin but the fact of the matter is it's a very strong axle. It's a totally different design than a standard Dana 44 though and there are very few covers made for it. They are all $200+
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #34
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Yea the arb they offered me was 215 +tax and they said that's with a discount
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:47 PM   #35
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I also was wanting to find a 44 for the front any ideas what model to find a good 1 off of
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:13 PM   #36
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Only bolt in front 44 would be from a 03-06 TJ Rubicon. You would have to re gear the rear to match and have a new front driveshaft made. Plan on spending $3000 said and done. The D30 is plenty strong if you ask me. What are you doing that you feel you need a 44 up front?
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:16 PM   #37
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I'm going to drop in a 380 hp motor I've been building was told need to re gear and put at least a 44 up front
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:23 PM   #38
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I took a 5.9 engine had it machined had the heads machined put forged pistons light weight racing Edelbroch camshaft edlebroch performance lifters and push rods hi flow headers flow master exaust I am working on getting a super charger also have custom mapping done said if I super charge it would be too much for the 30
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #39
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Guys on another forum running 500+ HP on the stock 44a rear and d30 front axle. Get rid of the POS front CV shafts and put in a set of u joint shafts from a TJ or XJ with ABS Big upgrade right there. Whoever told you that you need "atleast" a 44 up front is wrong.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #40
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It's a performance 4x4 shop here probably trying to rip me off I know the engine don't know about axles I used to upgrade ricers never again I hate ricers now but never had to worry about axles
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #41
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #42
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It was a performance jeep shop they were probably trying to get some unnecessary business I know engines don't know much about axles
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #43
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I'll check it out thanks
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #44
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I know most 5.9s have black interior any ideas where to find good interior pieces can't find any at salvage yard
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Unread 10-24-2011, 10:53 PM   #45
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So i am told the ZJ with the 44A rear has an offset pumpkin and every one of them came from the factory with the axle out the passenger side 1" more than the drivers side. Im told they did this to keep the driveshaft at the proper angle. Anyone with a V8 ZJ with the 44A wana run outside and see if yours is like this also? Drivers side tire sits farther in the wheel well than the passenger side tire.
Thats completely absurd. The axle was custom built by dana FOR the zj. Its the ONLY vehicle you will find that set up in.
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