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Unread 08-05-2002, 01:40 PM   #1
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D44s in the junk yard?

Anybody ever take an axle off a wrecked Wrangler? I got a vision of a perfectly good set of Danas sitting in a junk yard somewhere that I could take off and use on my rig. Anyone ever do that?

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Unread 08-05-2002, 02:06 PM   #2
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They are pretty hard to find.
Try http://www.car-part.com/
good luck!
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Unread 08-05-2002, 05:13 PM   #3
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a TJ rear D44 is hard to find, but if you can weld your own brackets, there are hundres of good D44s out there
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Unread 08-08-2002, 11:43 PM   #4
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This is probley a really stupid question.. and I wil probley get banned but how do you tell what axels are which.. And which ones are better?
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Unread 08-08-2002, 11:54 PM   #5
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Dana axles have the model number stamped on them, the bigger the number, the bigger and beefier the axle. Bigger isn't always better as you lost ground clearance with some of them.
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Unread 08-09-2002, 12:15 AM   #6
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And is it safe to assume that there are dana's on most trucks a jeeps. Are dana's the best axel you can get? Also.. My memory has left me. on 94 4cyc. 35 in the back and 25 in the front right?
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Unread 08-09-2002, 12:27 AM   #7
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All YJs had 30s in the fron, and 35cs in the back.

Jeep used to use AMC axles, when Jeeps were made by AMC. Most Chrysler Corp. trucks have them. Some Fords and some chevys do too, but not all.

As for who is the best, it's mostly opinion. I think Danas are the best for off roading, Ford 9"s are great for the track though

There are alot of aftermarket variations of axle housings. Some companies, like Tera, make special high clerance axles where the cut some of the bottom of the diff off to improve ground clearance.
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Unread 08-09-2002, 12:29 AM   #8
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Bob, you are just full of information, axel info you assisted me with my shock install... THANKS!!
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Unread 08-09-2002, 07:21 AM   #9
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If you're going rear axle shoping in a junk yard, just get a Ford 8.8 out of a 96+ Exploder. Its got Disc brakes & only takes some MINOR fab work to get it in there. Its actually stronger than the 44. Not by much, but it is. When they come from the Exploder, 31-spline shafts & Track-loc is factory. If you get it from a v6 auto, chances are you can score 4.11's too.
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