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post #1 of 11 Old 01-07-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Whata U think about this OE D44?

So I got this axle basiclly for free, because the insurance company paid my wife to replace it after a very minor accident. The shop that replaced it could only tell me for sure that it needed new inner seals and new ball joints....They were trying to say that the driver side "C" was bent but didn't have a machine to prove it with......Whata ya'll think?!

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I honestly don't think it is, but I'm still going to ask around to find a shop that can tell me for sure. I don't mind spending the money to build this axle because it was free and I can do it for a couple thousand less than a PR44 would cost me.

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Sweet, I'd find an axle or drive line shop that can check it all out. They can fix bent tubes and / or C's. Then some cromo axles, inserts and C gussets, new seals and ball joints and you'll have a beefy axle that will work well for most JK applications.

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You can buy some C gussets and if they line up then your inner Cs should be good.
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You can buy some C gussets and if they line up then your inner Cs should be good.
I disagree. I have installed both kinds of gussets and they don't fit well enough to tell if c's are bent..
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I disagree. I have installed both kinds of gussets and they don't fit well enough to tell if c's are bent..
Yep. Don't use gussets to tell you if your C's are bent, they are not that finely engineered...not they are not correctly engineered, just not for use in measuring.

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Yea I agree, I wouldn't do that
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My Terra flex gussets fit really well. If anything was to far out of wack I would have noticed.
You could also make a template out of some foam board on the side you know is good and then compare to the other side.
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shit if its free take it... build it up for like 1 grand and you got yourself a pretty beefy axle to bash

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Sleeve, gusset, drill for bumpstops, Reid knuckles, chromo shafts, ball joints, trackbar brkt, gusset upper CA mount, lower ca skids, nemesis shock mounts, and u my man would have a bad ass frt diff!

Or I will take it off your hands!

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Sleeve, gusset, drill for bumpstops, Reid knuckles, chromo shafts, ball joints, trackbar brkt, gusset upper CA mount, lower ca skids, nemesis shock mounts, and u my man would have a bad ass frt diff!

Or I will take it off your hands!
THIS!!!! Except, dont add an inner sleeve. Get the pure jeep long side backbone brace. Much stronger than a sleeve.

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THIS!!!! Except, dont add an inner sleeve. Get the pure jeep long side backbone brace. Much stronger than a sleeve.
yah don't waste time with an inner sleeve. i'd just do the poly extreme re tube kit, covers almost everything in the above list or better.

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