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Unread 09-09-2009, 07:01 PM   #16
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I ordered the parts for my quick disconnect and they should be here tommorow and just got word from the dealership that my clock spring is in i will do write ups for both of those

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Unread 09-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #17
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Got my new clock spring today paid $224 for it shouldve got one off ebay. decided to do it myself since it would cost even more to have the dealership install it

first i disconnected the battery cause i dont want an airbag blowing up in my face

all the surrounding covers removed

then take out the two screws on the backside of the steering wheel this allows the airbag to be tilted forwards. from there you can use a flat head and pull the airbag and green cruise control connections out. remove the plastic cover on the last wire and unplug it(this is the horn connection.

you can then use your steering wheel puller (13 bucks at advanced auto parts)

steering wheel removed

unplug the connections on the rear of the clockspring. then there are 2 clips holding the clockspring on one is on top and is slightly covered but still accessible and the other one is in plain view on the bottom. once those are removed the clockspring slided right off

from therefeed the connections through the steering wheel, plug the rear connections into the clockspring again and plug the airbag back in and the horn and cruise control back in bolt everything up and your done. alot easier than i thought it would be
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Unread 09-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #18
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finished the quick disconnects

finished making this in about and hour and a half defineatly worth doing. im glad i didnt pay alot for jks ones or something.

here is the original idea, thank you scotch740 for the idea it was a great design and saved me some money


and here is how they turned out


the top went in very easy the rough country upper sway bar brackets work greatfor this

the lower links are just a bolt with a hole drilled in it for the lynch pin i tried to smooth the end out with a grinder but im not too skilled with using a grinder yet so they arentthat great


so nice quality discos for only 60 bucks are awesome. ive had no problems one side rattled a little so i just put a washer on the inside of it to make it fit snug.
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Unread 11-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #19
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i possible have found a tj dana 44 from my local junkyard for an excellent price, going to ttry to pull it out tommorow morning hopefully all goes well, a HP30 is possible in the near future too if i can find someone to teach me how to regear or find someplace to do it really cheap
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Unread 11-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #20
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just looked over your thread and your jeep looks awesome! i love how it turned out.
also really like the sway bar discos they came out real nice (price too)
and on top of that i wish you luck with the D44..
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Unread 11-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #21
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just looked over your thread and your jeep looks awesome! i love how it turned out.
also really like the sway bar discos they came out real nice (price too)
and on top of that i wish you luck with the D44..
Thanks alot man i cant take credit for the quick disconnects they where Scotch470s design and they have worked great so far. thanks its nice to have some who likes my jeep
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Unread 11-15-2009, 02:21 PM   #22
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Got the Dana 44 this morning! it has 3.73s and a limited slip and drum brakes. in very good condition with the shorter drive shaft, brake line, and parking brake lines. paid $175 for it.

for now im just going to brake it down and clean it up and paint it. i removed the brake lines, the sway bar, and the drive shaft.

i opened the diff up to take a look and all the fluid was clean and had no debris in it at all the ring gear and carrier look very good.

and is the limited slip supposed to look alot like and open carrier? i dont know alot about limited slips so some insight would be helpful

not quiet sure what the future plans are for this axle, ideally i would like 4.88s and a OX or arb in it but that would require way more money than i have. unless i can find someone whos willing to teach me how to regear or someone who will regear for dirty cheap it it might end up staying at 3.73 and just not running in 4wd till i learn how to regear when i go to college.

i will have pictures later tonight just need to find my camera.

and advice or help is welcome
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Unread 11-15-2009, 03:36 PM   #23
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pics of the 44











The outside of the ring gear read 07 0399 DANA D 18515 P8L606 41 11 256

and the outside diff tag reads
52111032AA LS
3 73 606015-4

any help interpeting the tags will be helpful im pretty sure i have all the info i need i would just like to be sure the previous owner didnt regear or something

and the proof
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Unread 11-15-2009, 03:47 PM   #24
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oh yea i know its gmad ghetto using old tires as jack stands but i honestly dont have a set, im looking into investing into a pair of 6 ton ones soon
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Unread 11-15-2009, 03:48 PM   #25
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That is sweet man. Great find!!!! Cant wait to see it painted.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #26
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pulled the axle shafts and brakes off im going to do a disc brake conversion because i honestly dont understand them drum brakes yet. has anyone done the conversion and have a good write up?
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Unread 11-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #27
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wow sweet deal!!
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:27 PM   #28
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what a steal!
can't wait to see it all cleaned up and painted!

great looking jeep btw.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:31 PM   #29
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Stu off road has a write up. You will need the retainer plates that have the flang on them when you do disc brakes.
You will need this type.


You have the flat ones now.



The basics you need are;
new backing plates
new calipers
rotors
parking brake pads and hardware
parking brake cables (hard to find)


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pulled the axle shafts and brakes off im going to do a disc brake conversion because i honestly dont understand them drum brakes yet. has anyone done the conversion and have a good write up?
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:38 PM   #30
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parking brake cables (hard to find)
are different parking brake cables needed i have the cables from the 44 and my 35 will niether of those work?
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