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post #16 of 34 Old 06-22-2011, 08:22 PM
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i swapped in a complete 44a into my zj and used my stock d35 shaft and am only on 2" of lift its a direct swap.


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post #17 of 34 Old 06-22-2011, 09:23 PM
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i swapped in a complete 44a into my zj and used my stock d35 shaft and am only on 2" of lift its a direct swap.
^^^^^^ POST A PIC @ THE TCASE & DS^^^^^^^^^

You can bolt the stock turdy5 ds in but it will be tight. I drove for 24 hrs with the stock one, it had less then an 1/8" of room between the tcase seal end of the slip yoke. Need 1-1.5" or so.

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post #18 of 34 Old 01-17-2012, 10:07 AM
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Im no longer on that setup. I never had a single issue using the stock d35 shaft.

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post #19 of 34 Old 01-17-2012, 10:27 AM
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Just do the swap and measure. A shop won't charge much to make it the correct length and they will balance it too. Maybe 60 bucks give or take.
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post #20 of 34 Old 02-01-2012, 06:37 AM
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Another question.. On a 95 V8 ZJ, if i get the D44a off of a 96 will my drive shaft work or will i need the drive shaft off of the 96

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post #21 of 34 Old 02-01-2012, 08:08 AM
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The pinion is one inch longer than the 35.
It depends on the length of the transmission and how much lift you have

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post #22 of 34 Old 02-08-2012, 07:10 AM
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i have no lift and i have the 46RH Tranny.

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i have no lift and i have the 46RH Tranny.
Then you will need to have you're. Driveshaft shortened because the 46rh is the longest tranny if I remember correctly=shortest rear driveshaft.

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post #24 of 34 Old 03-11-2012, 11:58 PM
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great write up and comments. thanks everyone... was thinking about this or an 8.8. seems this is easier....

one question: what is IIRC.

Still cant figure it out.

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post #25 of 34 Old 03-12-2012, 05:17 AM
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Going from a 35 to a 35 and all this info helps alot. Being really green on this stuff I have debated on doing this myself. Still on the fence but none of the stuff is rusted so maybe it will come loose easy.
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one question: what is IIRC.
if i remember correctly

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if i remember correctly
Ahhhh, Thank you much...

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ok not trying to revive a dead thread, but easy access is to put this in my list.

JY has a d44 with 3.73's (matching what I have now) and am considering picking it up.

And if I'm reading this correct, with the 46RE tranny, at slightly over 3" of lift, I wouldn't (more than likely) need to get my rear drive shaft shortened...?

BTW one i'm looking at is a D44 with the hex cover.

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post #29 of 34 Old 12-30-2015, 11:05 AM
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I know this thread is old, but the info is still good. I picked up a Dana 44a for $125 last night, and I'll be using the OP's info to guide me. I have a stock '94 GC with a bad ring gear in a Dana 35. My GC has drum brakes and the D44a has disk. The only three areas I'm expecting problems is with the brake conversion, the U-joint, and having the drive shaft shortened and balanced to fit the new length.

I'll post up the results of my experience in a separate thread.

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post #30 of 34 Old 12-30-2015, 05:17 PM
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This thread has some misinformation in it, but is mostly correct.

Unless the d44a is from a niner the u-joint is the same. Only the niner got 1330 u joints.

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