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Unread 02-06-2010, 01:55 PM   #16
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Yea no way Im re-gearing. Im just going to find some 4:10 axles from a 4cyl YJ cause the 4cyl came stock with 4:10's. Im not even going to swap the entire axle Im just going to swap the diff over, because my axle housing has almost no rust, and I dont want to pull the entire axle off. Can I swap a diff like this, leaving the axle on the jeep, or will all the gears fall out or something? Anyway I see the 4:10's on craigslist all the time for around $250 a pair. Eventually Im going with a dana 44.

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Unread 02-06-2010, 02:02 PM   #17
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Do it right and do it once. You can not just pull the gears out of a 4:10 axle.
They have to be set up. This is costly and takes time. You have to have the right tools. Like I said before go with a Dana 44 or a Ford 8.8. You can find one get it set up by a shop or someone who knows how to set up gears.
And why not add a locker the same time.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 02:06 PM   #18
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You can find a Scout Dana 44 (Different bolt pattern) A few ways to do this.
have a shop set up the gears with a locker and weld on spring perches.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 02:14 PM   #19
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I wasnt going to pull the gears out I was going to leave them in the diff housing, unbolt the diff housing from the rest of the axle and rebolt it in to the other axle. You can do that right? I just dont know if I can do this in a vertical position.

I wanted to do the welding myself when I switch to a dana 44 but maybe it wont cost that much to have done. Is the Scout Dana 44 the easiest D44 to swap into a YJ?
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Unread 02-06-2010, 02:17 PM   #20
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Pink and black . I sent you a PM give me a call and I will hook you up.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #21
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I wasnt going to pull the gears out I was going to leave them in the diff housing, unbolt the diff housing from the rest of the axle and rebolt it in to the other axle. You can do that right? . . .
No. The backlash and pinion depth will change. Much better off (easier & cheaper) to just swap the entire axle.

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I wanted to do the welding myself when I switch to a dana 44 but maybe it wont cost that much to have done. Is the Scout Dana 44 the easiest D44 to swap into a YJ?
Are we talking front or rear? The front will be a no-go since the pumpkin is on the passenger side. The rear should be simple but I'm not sure how much difference there is in the width (not much in any event). Another option would be to look for a d44 from a late 80's Cherokee. They are somewhat rare but they are out there (I swapped one into my Grand). I would not be surprised if the Cherokee D44 is a bolt-on for a YJ.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 06:31 PM   #22
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Yea Im talking the rear. Multiple people have told me that the 30 is just about as strong as the 44, so Im going to stay with it (not like I have an option right now). Interesting about the Cherokee, I will have to look into that. I was thinking about just buying a brand new JK Mopar 44 for $1000 but I dont know how well that would go in.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #23
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anyone have pics. or a vid. of RSG?
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Unread 02-06-2010, 07:59 PM   #24
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anyone have pics. or a vid. of RSG?

Go to post 12 on page 1 of this thread and follow the link.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 08:42 PM   #25
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Rumor has it that a 2WD VW bug with no lockers and 14" ground clearance is going to attempt the gutter tomorrow, and thats more than rumor.
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Go to post 12 on page 1 of this thread and follow the link.
thanks. missed that on my first skim through
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Unread 02-06-2010, 09:41 PM   #27
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Rumor has it that a 2WD VW bug with no lockers and 14" ground clearance is going to attempt the gutter tomorrow, and thats more than rumor.
interesting .
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Unread 02-06-2010, 10:30 PM   #28
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Since this thread has some Central Mass attention...

I happened upon a jeep trail the other day with jeep signs, one which said "extreme" and went straight up a rooty 45 degree slope. I came in from the backside and did'nt follow the trail all the way down. Do you need permission to wheel here?
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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:30 PM   #29
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We dragged a stocker thourgh RSG. When I saw dragged, i mean literalyl dragged.

Also CH is a no no. Thats all shut down for now.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #30
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Yea no way Im re-gearing. Im just going to find some 4:10 axles from a 4cyl YJ cause the 4cyl came stock with 4:10's. Im not even going to swap the entire axle Im just going to swap the diff over, because my axle housing has almost no rust, and I dont want to pull the entire axle off. Can I swap a diff like this, leaving the axle on the jeep, or will all the gears fall out or something? Anyway I see the 4:10's on craigslist all the time for around $250 a pair. Eventually Im going with a dana 44.

Your 35 is a decent axle. Put some stronger shafts in it and you are good.
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