I'm wanting to build up a dana 44 for the rear of my tj and have a lt of questions because this is my first time building an axle assembly.
Are all dana 44 housings equal?
What donor should i look for?
What all is needed in order for it to hook up to my tj it has a dana 35 now?
Ring and pinion, axles, locker, bearings, seals what else am i missing?
I appreciate any info, i tried the search function and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. If you know a thread that answers these please point me the way.
I know its vague but this is my first axle build let alone jeep build but i've built several other vehicles
I pulled mine from a 2004 unlimited. Any dana 44 if i'm not mistaken from a TJ will work in your rear. The one I got bolted right up without any modifications and I also had the dana 35 previously. Do you have a lift on your jeep? Please fill out your jeep info as it will help us to diagnose what will work for you and what wont in the future...and welcome to the jeepforum. YOu want to find one with the same gear ratio that your TJ currently has, as you can't have two different gear sizes front and rear....
so the rubicon 44 will bolt right up? I just got to make sure the gear ratio is the same as my dana 30 front. Is there any modifications needed from going drum to disc brakes?
Rubicon's have 4.10 gears. Almost certainly, your current front axle does not. Best case scenario is to buy BOTH front and rear Rubicon axles. Don't forget to get whatever else is needed to make the lockers work. And while you are at it might as well grab the Rubicon t-case.
Well this isnt true. We could talk him into different tire sizes. That would compensate.
How would different tire sizes compensate for not having the correct gearin in the front and rear axles? That is not true at all....you can NOT run two different gear sizes in the front and rear axles.