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post #5851 of Old 03-10-2008, 08:40 AM
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The body lift came out well. The front clip damn near needed to come off to get those front mounts in. We wrapped it up yesterday. Here are some pics from Friday.

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post #5852 of Old 03-10-2008, 11:32 AM
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Steve/Jimmy -
Any input here? Of course, anyone else can chime in too!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/grand-cherokee-d44-yj-530901/
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post #5853 of Old 03-10-2008, 11:43 AM
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looks good as far as your question on the axle it shouldn't be a problem as long as you fab up a spot so that the leaf springs can sit flat on the axle, or be angel depending on the your driveshaft angle as well. but since it's already got the perches shouldn't you think about doing some coils
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Ok then we are back.. Had a great time. Found a Dana 44 for free while looking around. So Joe I'm gonna need some help welding the spring perches on.

Today ended up being a make shift Jeep repair party. We did Jimmy's front brakes, destroyed my valve cover and Steve polished his.

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is that a 44 from a grand cherokee?

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post #5855 of Old 03-10-2008, 12:21 PM
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looks good as far as your question on the axle it shouldn't be a problem as long as you fab up a spot so that the leaf springs can sit flat on the axle, or be angel depending on the your driveshaft angle as well. but since it's already got the perches shouldn't you think about doing some coils
Money more than anything. Most YJ's that get the coil treatment only do the front axle too.

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is that a 44 from a grand cherokee?
Thats the debate I was facing in the tech forum. Some are saying a few things 1) Its not a 44 and 2)Its not from a WJ because they may have never had one. It could be from an XJ I suppose.

Here is the link to the thread. By all means head there and give me some input!

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post #5856 of Old 03-10-2008, 12:28 PM
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Money more than anything. Most YJ's that get the coil treatment only do the front axle too.



Thats the debate I was facing in the tech forum. Some are saying a few things 1) Its not a 44 and 2)Its not from a WJ because they may have never had one. It could be from an XJ I suppose.

Here is the link to the thread. By all means head there and give me some input!

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it sort of looks like a d-35 but the number on the cover 46590-1 shows up on the dana website as a cover for a d-44

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The body lift came out well. The front clip damn near needed to come off to get those front mounts in. We wrapped it up yesterday. Here are some pics from Friday.

Make sure that your vac hose for the brake booster is long enough. After my BL that was the only thing that was trouble. It has popped off on me a couple of times and I need to remember to get a longer hose.

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it sort of looks like a d-35 but the number on the cover 46590-1 shows up on the dana website as a cover for a d-44
Can you give me the URL to that website please Also, after doing a bit more research it is sounding like it is a D44A. There are a few differences, one being that part of it is aluminum (thus the A) and also that it uses the D60 ring and pinion. Not sure if this is good or bad but I can tell ya that information seems to be limited on it.

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Make sure that your vac hose for the brake booster is long enough. After my BL that was the only thing that was trouble. It has popped off on me a couple of times and I need to remember to get a longer hose.
The brake booster line is tight as hell but still on. I am going to get an adapter and add a bit of extra hose. I would replace the entire line but where it connects at the other end looks like it is gonna be a PITA to get to.
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dana http://www2.dana.com/expertforms/demenu.aspx?prod=AXL

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D35 are more oval shape. It looks like it came out of a Grand Cherokee which have the D44A, I have the same bracketry on mine. Throw a magnet on the center section to see if aluminum or not.
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I found some good info on the D44A. It sounds like internally its almost a D60. For example, the pinion shaft is only .001" less in diameter than a D60. The biggest flaw and weakness is the aluminum housing that its in. Apparently its prone to damage fairly ease. Also there aren't very many lockers for it. The locker thing doesn't bother me because I don't see myself locking the rear any time soon.
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post #5862 of Old 03-10-2008, 05:03 PM
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The only locker for it is the Aussie, which aren't made for it any more. Just don't put a jack under the pumpkin to lift the vehicle. A truss is a good idea also so the axle tubes don't bend if you do rough wheeling.

Edit: Just read your post in the GC section. People with a ZJ would want it since they wouldn't have to swap on new brackets. Like they say an 8.8 is better, thats why I went with one. A lot more options.

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post #5864 of Old 03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
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Alright guys so i'm looking for a budget left coil spring spacers front and rear and wondering if you guys know who's carrying the best deal on those. I got a 95 zj 5.2L Jimmy i know you said something about offroad warehouse, what was the name of the kit you were telling me?
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Grandpapy, I have a set of 2 1/4" coil spring spacers (f/r) for the ZJ. I used them about 2 months before I went to the long arms. $40 sound good?

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