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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 11:50 AM
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Is a Dana 44 a direct fit to replace the Dana 35?

I have a Dana 35 with 3.07 gears and 32" tires. I found a Dana 44 with 3.73 gears that has low miles. Is the Dana 44 going to bolt right into the rear with the current arms and linkages and the ride heights and everything will be the same? THANKS FOR THE HELP! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: Is a Dana 44 a direct fit to replace the Dana 35?

Welcome to the board. You will find a lot of very useful information here.
As for you question. Well it will depend on a lot. First and most importanat is what kind of Jeep do you have that the D44 is going under, and where did the D44 come from. If you have a TJ, and the D44 is coming from a TJ then it shouldn't be a very hard swap. If you have a YJ and the axel came from a TJ then you are looking at some work.
If you are replacing this axel, and the R&P gearing is different then you will most likely need to do somthing about the other end of the jeep. Re gear the front to match your new rear would probably be best.
And depending on what you are putting this on, and where the 44 came from, you may need to address the problem of driveshaft length, and pinion angle.
Please give us a little more detail and it will be a much easier question to answer
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 01:01 PM
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