I wasn't in the mood for having to mess with regearing the D44 again, its a PITA in comparison to the 9". Besides, I now have a used 5.43 gearset waiting for the 9" for whenever I do go up in tire size
^^^ I'm thinking some angle iron and all-thread ought to do it, I hope. Tried to pull the carrier out of the 44a the other day, and even with my super-duper-strenght and prybars, it wouldn't budge.....guess it's wedged in there pretty good after my carnage .
2004 WJ Ltd. (steel blue pearlcoat)
4.7, 242 HD swap, 6" Clayton's, 35" BFG KM2s, F/R chromo'd JK Rubi D44s
dude you need to go read a book or something. backlash is the play between the pinion and the ring gear. there are certain specs that differ between axles and are measured usually with a dial indicator in .000" thats the jist of it. there is alot more to setting up gears. which is prob why you are paying someone a few hundred bucks to do it . i read randys book like 2987 times then took my time and did mine myself as a local shop wanted like 350 per axle...
cool beans. yes, you are correct in assuming why i'm having a shop set the gears and not me. i will be reading up. thanks for the initial help though.
Doin some more work! And chose a color combo for the axle, should be good.
Started by tearing apart the 44a, she served me well.
Something looks wierd...
Ouch. This puts all potential sales on hold until I can verify the carrier is still good to go.
Banged up, shim still in place
Now kids, let this be a lesson not to drive 5 miles on a broken axleshaft, unless you WANT it to make you upgrade
And here are the axle colors together; flat black and a hammered bronzy coppery color. I like it. The centersection, brake brackets and claytons links are going to be that color and the rest will be black.
Parts yum. You can see the colors better here
Had to chop off part of the old shock mounts to orient them differently, how convenient. I found a place to use the part I cut off, as new limiting strap mounts!
Aaand link color vs jeep...not too bad but I don't expect the jeep to stay this color for too much longer.