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post #1 of 10 Old 09-08-2008, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jk 44 in an Mj

I don't own a jk, but i figured it would be a good idea to ask actual owners.
I'm looking to do a Jk Rubicon front 44 swap into my MJ. My first concern was the cracked tubes, was that a bad batch or has this been a common problem? What have some of you guys done to beef them up? How well do the lockers hold up, have there been any problems with them? How hard would it be to wire it up to a simple 12v switch? Do you guy think its a worthwhile swap or am i better of narrowing a HP44 from a Ford?


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post #2 of 10 Old 09-08-2008, 07:22 PM
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The JK 44 axles are a steal for the price I think. The axle tubes are small...I have seen two or three people break a tube...and the C's seem to like to bend with bigger tires. Off road evolution has some brackets you can weld on to reinforce the C's tho. The locker does a pretty decent job, I think they are like anything else...there are always a few issues here and there. Also, it is easy to hook up a switch to activate the locker.

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What's an MJ and to shoot from the hip wouldn't width be an issue?

I've "heard" of two out of how many thousands(?) breaking tubes and only a few out of (again) how many thousands(?) bending the C's. It appears to me as though the new and improved D44 really is the new and improved D44.

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What's an MJ?
The last jeep pickup ever made, they stopped making it shortly after Chrysler took over so the Dakota would have a better chance.
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The last jeep pickup ever made, they stopped making it shortly after Chrysler took over so the Dakota would have a better chance.
Wohoo, also known as the Comanche. I had an '89 back around 2000-2002. I loved that truck. I always wondered why they stopped making them. Sometimes I still regret selling it

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one more question- is a 16 the smallest wheel that will fit on a jk?
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-09-2008, 10:44 AM
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There are some 15" that will work, but not all.

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-09-2008, 12:19 PM
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Iím running 37s on a Rubicon, havenít been nice to it on the trails and they are holding up. I lost a C-Clip so had to replace a UJ and stub shaft but that could happen with any axle.

I havenít read about too many issues but then again most JKs like any other new model 4x4 donít get pushed too hard. Iíd say the jury is still out but leaning towards finding the defendant innocent
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The last jeep pickup ever made, they stopped making it shortly after Chrysler took over so the Dakota would have a better chance.
Okay, I just missed buying one this summer by about 15 minutes. Didn't know its designation. Keep us posted on this build.

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Okay, I just missed buying one this summer by about 15 minutes. Didn't know its designation. Keep us posted on this build.
I will, but it wont start for a couple months because I'm gonna be moving soon.
I'll probably swap them in and run them stock on 33-35s for a little bit until i upgrade them some more.
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