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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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D44 spring plates - where to find

I have a rear D44 ready to install on my CJ7. Problem is I cannot find spring plates to fit. I have the stock width springs, 2.5" I think. I need to plates with shock mounts on them. Anyone know where I can get these? I have checked the local yards and cannot find anything from a scout or older CJ. There must be someplace to get them!
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Re: D44 spring plates - where to find

Does your local yard have any Full Size Jeeps. A lot of waggies had rear D44's.
You can get them pretty easy in the after market. Or you could get some steel plate and make your own. (if you like drilling holes)
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Re: D44 spring plates - where to find

When I installed the D44 on my wife's Cherokee, I used the stock plates (D35), they fit fine. If I remember correctly, the holes are oblong so as to fit either axle.

You should be able to go to any junk yard, find a Cherokee with the rear axle removed and you will most likely find the spring plates laying on the ground.

As for shock mounts....this is a good time to go with brackets welded to the axle. That way, should you decide to go SOA, shock mounting won't be an issue.
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Re: D44 spring plates - where to find

Or make you own plates of the right size by drilling 5 holes in some 1/4" plate. Then cut the old plates in half and bolt them on below the new plate. This will give you a shock mount and the bolt protection lip from the old plate.
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