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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Anyone looking for a TJ Dana 44 rear axle?

Just thought I'd share a pretty good deal I found.

4.56 geared TJ Dana 44 for $650:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=98799

I am not affiliated with the seller in any way. Just passing along what appears to be a good deal.

The axle is in SW Michigan.

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Unread 07-29-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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I saw a set of D30/D35's for sale on there as well with 4.10's for $300. I figured this would be a cheaper and easier fix than regearing my 3.07's. Does that seem like a pretty good deal, or do you think you a better deal could be found?
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Paid $600 to have the 410s installed in mine (both axles) plus had to buy a carrier..........so do it
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How hard is it to swap front and rear axles? How much would something like this cost? I assume it would be cheaper than a $1K gear swap..
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How hard is it to swap front and rear axles? How much would something like this cost? I assume it would be cheaper than a $1K gear swap..
Its pretty easy. If you have basic tools and a driveway, you can do it yourself.

If you took it to a shop, I'd guess around 8 hours of labor according to the books. So probably in the range of $600-700 to have a shop do it.

An experienced person could do it in 3-4 hours. Where you at in Michigan?
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Its pretty easy. If you have basic tools and a driveway, you can do it yourself.

If you took it to a shop, I'd guess around 8 hours of labor according to the books. So probably in the range of $600-700 to have a shop do it.

An experienced person could do it in 3-4 hours. Where you at in Michigan?
I live in Lansing. I just found out they are YJ axles though, not sure what it would take to convert them to fit under my TJ.
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Aww man, I was all ready to contact the seller until the thread opened up and said *sold* in the title...

BTW pana, I swapped my D30/35 for others with 4.56s and it took me and an experienced Jeeper a few days because the front wheel u-joints required replacing, and we went ahead and replaced all the brake components.. It really is not too bad, but when you start taking stuff apart, you start noticing stuff that needs to be replaced...
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Aww man, I was all ready to contact the seller until the thread opened up and said *sold* in the title...

BTW pana, I swapped my D30/35 for others with 4.56s and it took me and an experienced Jeeper a few days because the front wheel u-joints required replacing, and we went ahead and replaced all the brake components.. It really is not too bad, but when you start taking stuff apart, you start noticing stuff that needs to be replaced...
CHRRRIS...I just checked this morning, and they are still for sale... Here is the link if you are still interested...

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=98769

I'd do it, but I have no idea how to swap axles, and since they are YJ axles, I'm sure it will be even more difficult of a swap for a TJ.
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I live in Lansing. I just found out they are YJ axles though, not sure what it would take to convert them to fit under my TJ.
You would have to cut off the YJ brackets and weld on brackets for the TJ coil and link suspension.

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Aww man, I was all ready to contact the seller until the thread opened up and said *sold* in the title... ...
Sorry, I told someone else in a thread in the TJ tech forum and I think they jumped on it.
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