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Unread 06-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #7861
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Thanks. Except it's a brand new case... I think the output shaft seal is leaking, I saw fluid on the driveshaft and then when I drive it it whips it onto the floorboard. Based on the pattern of the fluid. And either the input seal on the t case or output on the tranny is leaking a tad too. I'm hoping since they're new seals they will get wet and then stop the fluid once they're moist and broke in a bit? Idk... Maybe I'm just thinking this way cause worst case its a lot of work for me in the near future lol. I'm just going to add fluid as needed and keep an eye on it over the course of the week and hope it decides to be nice to me and stop leaking. Transmission itself looks dry after further examination. Seems the transfer case is the culprit.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #7862
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Conversation with a coworker about why I'm missing my front bumper, I said why are you missing 4 cylinders lol
Had the same conversation with a guy that lives next to my mom that drives a wj. Then I had to point out the differences between mine and his before he'd stop saying we drove the same kind of "car"
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Unread 06-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #7863
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I'm just going to add fluid as needed and keep an eye on it over the course of the week and hope it decides to be nice to me and stop leaking.
You know you drive a ZJ if you've ever prayed to the Jeep Gods that your ride will stop wee weeing on your garage floor.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #7864
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Had the same conversation with a guy that lives next to my mom that drives a wj. Then I had to point out the differences between mine and his before he'd stop saying we drove the same kind of "car"
But you guys do drive the same kind of "car" just different model years.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #7865
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You know you drive a ZJ if you've ever prayed to the Jeep Gods that your ride will stop wee weeing on your garage floor.
Haha yep
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Unread 06-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #7866
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I dislike it when people don't call mine the Jeep. because it's the same idiots that call a Frontera (Isuzu wizard) or other 4x4 a "Jeep" and that really annoys me.
That's an Aussie problem. (And it's Isuzu Rodeo in the states. Lots of names, that one. Wizard, HOV Frontera, Rodeo, Amigo, Honda Passport)

Again, my best friend drives a Rodeo. I'm forced to know these things.

I'm real jealous of the guy, though. He's got a D44 from the factory. You know you drive a ZJ when you don't even have a D44 option and have to look at a Ford 8.8 for an affordable axle that's stronger than the ****ty 35 in the rear.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #7867
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That's an Aussie problem. (And it's Isuzu Rodeo in the states. Lots of names, that one. Wizard, HOV Frontera, Rodeo, Amigo, Honda Passport)

Again, my best friend drives a Rodeo. I'm forced to know these things.

I'm real jealous of the guy, though. He's got a D44 from the factory. You know you drive a ZJ when you don't even have a D44 option and have to look at a Ford 8.8 for an affordable axle that's stronger than the ****ty 35 in the rear.
96-98 v8s have a d44a..
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:01 PM   #7868
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96-98 v8s have a d44a..
Yep, Mine has one.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #7869
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96-98 v8s have a d44a..
yeah but the iron 44s have a reasonable amount of aftermarket. 44a's have what, 2 lockers? 3 if you count a lincoln locker?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 01:09 AM   #7870
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True... Didn't take that into consideration when I replied.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 03:57 AM   #7871
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44a is stronger than a 44. The ring and pinion in a 44a are almost as big as the ring and pinion in a 60. The downsides to the 44a are the aluminum housing and the lack of aftermarket support. I have an Aussie in mine and I'm building a skid for it for protection. I have no plans on swapping mine out for something else.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #7872
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That's an Aussie problem. (And it's Isuzu Rodeo in the states. Lots of names, that one. Wizard, HOV Frontera, Rodeo, Amigo, Honda Passport)

Again, my best friend drives a Rodeo. I'm forced to know these things.

I'm real jealous of the guy, though. He's got a D44 from the factory. You know you drive a ZJ when you don't even have a D44 option and have to look at a Ford 8.8 for an affordable axle that's stronger than the ****ty 35 in the rear.
Haha yeah I knew it had lots of names for all the different markets.

This name confusion is a big problem in the UK.

Same story when people call my Peugeot 106 a "saxo". it's the same underneath but still, it's NOT a saxo. i'm a badge snob when it comes to things like that
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #7873
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96-98 v8s have a d44a..
Second-generation Rodeos all have the iron 44, with all the aftermarket benefits that provides, and I think it's a 58.5" axle, which is just under the size of the ZJ axle. Not to mention, they come geared 4.10 or 4.36. I think the Trooper of the same years has the same axle, but with available 4.56 gears. Plus, they'll use any D44 locker and shafts. Not to mention, having driven V8 ZJs and my buddy's Rodeo, the Rodeo posi feels like it has a better idea of what it's doing in the slick than the 44A. Just a consideration.

The D44A may be stronger and equipped in ZJs, but it's got no aftermarket for gears, lockers, or shafts, and that aluminum housing is scary without being trussed and skid-plated.

I'd totally go with a Rodeo 44 if I had welding equipment and wanted to regear it. As it stands, I'm looking at an Explorer 8.8 from East Coast Gears that's modified for ZJs and TJs and has my gear ratio, for $950 refurbished including various options I want. I hear the 8.8 is stronger than the 44 anyway. (Even if it is a c-clip axle)
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #7874
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If I were going to modify my V8 ZJ, I would not spend any money on my d44a if I planned to go bigger than 31s. Housing rigidity is absent. I would treat this the same as a d35. 31s and no locker.

8.8 vs d44 - One has a marginally stronger, c-clip shaft, if it is a 31 spline. Sometimes, the 8.8 gets the win on shaft strength. One has a stronger housing that does not flex, the d44. Apples to apples - stock versions will fail around the same power/tire/traction combination.

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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:43 AM   #7875
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The second gen Rodeo is a great source for a used 44 to build.
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