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post #46 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 12:05 AM
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I just went and measured mine with a straight edge and it is dead centered in the wheel wells side to side. Should mention I'm bone stock lift height on all stock Jeep parts.


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post #47 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 06:30 AM
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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+
The main cover that most use on the 44a is from blue torch fab - and its not $200
http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...ial-Cover.aspx

You can even do a DIY one if you can weld
http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...r-DIY-Kit.aspx

Another side note, an aluminum center section 44 was also used on some older vettes and vipers.

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post #48 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it was used in the vette and viper but the cover is not the same. Thats a great price on that cover. When they first came out i believe they were a lot more than that.
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post #49 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 04:39 PM
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Did you find out why your axle is off center yet?
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post #50 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Nope. Havent had time and I probably wont till friday night. Just measured and im 1/2"-3/4" over to the passenger side.
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post #51 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 05:05 PM
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how exactly are you measuring the offset? the way I measured mine was to place a straight edge across the face of the tire and then run a tape measure from the edge to the frame rail

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post #52 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 05:09 PM
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measure from equal points on the axle. tires to fenders is a terrible method. anything involving using the tire to measure is inaccurate at best.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #53 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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"frame" to the inside lip of the rim. It's getting dark so it's hard to see the tape measure. Yea i could get a flash light but i was already outside lol. Ill measure tomorrow to get the exact measurement. Now the drivers side rear is sitting slightly lower than the passenger rear due to the pad coil spring isolator. Im going to replace that friday night and see if that helps. Im sure one side sitting lower will cause the axle to shift. Only makes sense.
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post #54 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 05:21 PM
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Happened to me with a range rover but that was because I span it and bashed rear wheel against a high kerb. Have you been bashing it about?

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post #55 of 60 Old 10-25-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Nope 5.9 has never and will never see off road use of any kind. Other than NY streets of course lol
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post #56 of 60 Old 06-08-2013, 10:36 AM
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Kno Im bringing a old thread to life but my 97 gc 5.2 has the same problem. Rear tire on passenger side is about flush with fender while driver side is set in. Wondering if and how u corrected this.
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post #57 of 60 Old 06-08-2013, 11:44 AM
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post #58 of 60 Old 06-08-2013, 02:02 PM
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Even at stock height?
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post #59 of 60 Old 06-08-2013, 06:14 PM
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Fill out your Jeep info, no one can give you advice not knowing you're stock or lifted.

Something is probably bent.
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post #60 of 60 Old 06-09-2013, 07:58 AM
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Ok filled it out sorry for no being clear bout it. Stock height 97 5.2 on stock canyons. By holdingna string with a washer tied to it measuring to the hubs from the string I have 2 inches differnt from driver to passenger side. Axle is shifted to the passenger side roughly one inch. Thanks for any help
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