I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Pinion difference between D44 and AMC20?
I've recently gone a round with my AMC20 in my 1978 CJ5.I've ended up keeping it, mainly because I already have an ARB installed.
But during my R&D time, I keep coming up with the D44 being the answer to some of my vibration problems. But every article just says the D44 has a "higher" pinion. I was hoping somebody would have a good pic/pics that demonstrate this.
I have my eye on an early CJ5 in the weeds. I don't have any use for it, as I've resolved to keep the AMC20 for now. (I'm assuming it has the D44)
But I was wondering if I should try to salvage the rear end for a "future project", and swap into my CJ5 at a later date. Plus, with new one piece axles an ARB, my AMC20 should be easier to sell.
Mine is a pavement pounder for the most part, with an occassionaly off road adventure. But when off road, I seem to put it to the test.
So, how much is actually gained by going to a D44? The AMC20 should be comparible in strength with the one piece axles, is the swap worth the time/money?
Anybody wanna add to my ramblings??