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post #16 of 27 Old 09-01-2012, 06:46 PM
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post #17 of 27 Old 09-02-2012, 04:12 AM
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For just swapping axles I don't think you'll need any special tools,good breaker bar,hvy jackstands, good floor jack. Step by step in the fsm available online, on ebay,and other methods. Replacing the gear set or bearings is a bit more complicated,and alittle tedious. I had never touched one till the rebuild in my post. Its not impossible though and if you do your homework it'll be ok. I stayed with the d35 cause I putt from one location to another and it lasted all these years anyways.

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swap in a d44a. no questions that is the best option. especially since you have 3.73 already

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swap in a d44a. no questions that is the best option. especially since you have 3.73 already

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Can I use the axles from my D35c in to the D44a?
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Can I use the axles from my D35c in to the D44a?
No.

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the main purpose of swapping to a 44a is the larger shafts. no, the 35 shafts wont work in the 44a.

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the main purpose of swapping to a 44a is the larger shafts. no, the 35 shafts wont work in the 44a.
Since I just use it for a daily driver, no off roading, should I just stick with the d35? Or is there another benefit to the 44? I need the simplest and easiest.
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Since I just use it for a daily driver, no off roading, should I just stick with the d35? Or is there another benefit to the 44? I need the simplest and easiest.
simplest and easiest: swap a d35 in. you don't need a 44.

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swapping in a D44A, in to a 95 from a 96-98, will the drive shaft lengths be the same, I have got out to the junk yard yet to measure for myself?
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swapping in a D44A, in to a 95 from a 96-98, will the drive shaft lengths be the same, I have got out to the junk yard yet to measure for myself?
i cant five you a definitive answer. but there was some discussion here
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...-swap-1167646/

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i cant five you a definitive answer. but there was some discussion here
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...-swap-1167646/
Thanks I will have to look, 4.5" and I am at 4 so I might have to have it shorten, I will tested it out after the swap to see, thanks again
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