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post #1 of 13 Old 06-20-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do to a junk yard axle?

What would you do before installing a junk yard (D44) axle under your TJ?

The list so far:

- New diff fluid (feel free to suggest type and brands)
- Redo the brakes (can't afford the disc upgrade currently, but again, feel free to suggest brands for the drum brakes)

Anything else?

Not on the list:

- Locker (already has an ARB)
- Gearing (at 3.73, which is not preferred, but same as front)
- Chrome axles (already has them)

Thanks!

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make sure the axle assembly and axle shafts are not bent
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Is it a TJ take-off or?

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If you have to replace the entire brake system, wait until you can afford the discs and do it right from the start.

New seals are definitely the way to go as well. I'd also tear it all down and check the bearings and races for damage. Since you're thinking of regearing, go ahead and order a master install kit as well, which replaces all that stuff anyway.
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make sure the axle assembly and axle shafts are not bent
That is a concern I have, but how do I do that? Eye balling it they look to be straight.
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Is it a TJ take-off or?
It is off a 2005 Sport, so TJ take-off, but not a Rubi so no disc brakes.
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If you have to replace the entire brake system, wait until you can afford the discs and do it right from the start.

New seals are definitely the way to go as well. I'd also tear it all down and check the bearings and races for damage. Since you're thinking of regearing, go ahead and order a master install kit as well, which replaces all that stuff anyway.
I don't have to replace the entire brake system, just figured I would while it was sitting on stands. Plus, I have a lot of other areas that could use the $500+ (unless I am missing something) it would probably take for the conversion.

Going to do some searching and read up on the tearing it down, but will probably take your advice and order a master install kit. Looking at ECGS they have it for $100. Good deal? Good product?

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It is off a 2005 Sport, so TJ take-off, but not a Rubi so no disc brakes.
weird dude, my '04 Sport came with a 44, and it has discs...maybe that was additional option
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weird dude, my '04 Sport came with a 44, and it has discs...maybe that was additional option
Must be an option, ive been searching JY's for some cheap 44's and every now and then i see one pop up with disks that was a non rubi.
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Must be an option, ive been searching JY's for some cheap 44's and every now and then i see one pop up with disks that was a non rubi.
cool, was unaware, thought all 44s were disc regardless of model, thanks!

Couldn't tell how to read my build sheet, but it does show 4 wheel disc brakes on a line separate from the rear axle D44 detail. Thanks again!
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Pull the drums and see how much lining you still have, if good then adjust them and install the axle, replace diff fluid and bleed brakes and go.
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i've seen a cpl post that suggest swapping out drum to disc in the rear isn't a significant difference. Probably since most of your stopping power comes from the front...
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I don't have to replace the entire brake system, just figured I would while it was sitting on stands. Plus, I have a lot of other areas that could use the $500+ (unless I am missing something) it would probably take for the conversion.

Going to do some searching and read up on the tearing it down, but will probably take your advice and order a master install kit. Looking at ECGS they have it for $100. Good deal? Good product?

Thanks!
Look for ZJ disc brakes...they should bolt on and be much less than $500. And when it comes to braking systems, I'd rather spend the time and money to do it right. Drums just don't work for me, not where I wheel.

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i've seen a cpl post that suggest swapping out drum to disc in the rear isn't a significant difference. Probably since most of your stopping power comes from the front...
Brakes aren't only used to stop you from going forward, and they aren't only used in a completely dry clean environment, either. I'd much rather have discs that are self-cleaning than drums that can and will fill up with mud. Not to mention that disc brakes weigh a great deal less than drums.
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