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post #1 of 23 Old 08-06-2009, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Welding D44A w/track lock

Has anyone welded their D44A with limited slip with success or would this be insane? I would rather put locker, carrier, and gear money into an 8.8 or D44 w/4.10's


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post #2 of 23 Old 08-06-2009, 02:48 PM
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ive been down this road... i never did get around to welding it because i went and got some tons for it but i was going to. everyone that i talked to said it wouldnt b a problem. dont waste youre money with the 44a. weld it if you want but if you are going to get gears, lockers, ect. get a new axle.

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Open carrier, Aussie, and a truss, and you have yourself a "mini 60."

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Open carrier, Aussie, and a truss, and you have yourself a "mini 60."
untill you start spinning bearings. also good luck finding an aussie

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So it's weldable even with a limited slip in there? What should be welded?

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untill you start spinning bearings. also good luck finding an aussie
i just bought an aussie last night
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I think I could buy 3 spare welded D44A's for what it would cost to get an Aussie sent up here.

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the inside of the carrier looks very similar to an open carrier. you just weld the spider gears to the carrier. ive heard of people laying a couple good tacs and it holding but i would def lay a little more bead than that. lol the aussies for the 44a arent discontinued any more?

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Ya they are no longer discontinued.

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Ya they are no longer discontinued.
good news for WJ and ZJ owners with the 44a! OP, let us know if you end up welding it or not.

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good news for WJ and ZJ owners with the 44a! OP, let us know if you end up welding it or not.
Yea, but they just cost an arm and a leg. I'll keep my open 44a until someone decides to do an 8.8 swap and I'll buy theirs.

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Yea, but they just cost an arm and a leg. I'll keep my open 44a until someone decides to do an 8.8 swap and I'll buy theirs.
yea 400, then shipping, then an open carrier if you have the LSD in it. time for an axle swap...

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untill you start spinning bearings. also good luck finding an aussie
what he said pretty much takes care of all bearing issues since it nearly totally eliminates tube flex. add in the btf diff cover and it doesn't get any stouter at that weight level.

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