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sbolejack 06-06-2013 08:54 PM

Differential Question
 
Which differentials came on '96 ZJ with the 4.0L?

xJoshxx 06-06-2013 09:07 PM

Re: Differential Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sbolejack (Post 836747)
Which differentials came on '96 ZJ with the 4.0L?

D35 rear d30 front.

sbolejack 06-06-2013 09:31 PM

How good is the D35? Not familiar with it.

VistaCruiser 06-07-2013 01:21 PM

Re: Differential Question
 
Light duty. I have seen them hold up to 33's without the super35 kit, but generally thought of as trash for a wheeler. Small shafts, thin tubes, small ring gear.

Sam

sbolejack 06-10-2013 08:01 PM

Did any 'ZJ's come with the d44 or were they all the d44a? Is there a D44 that would be a straight bolt in?

xJoshxx 06-11-2013 01:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbolejack (Post 839249)
Did any 'ZJ's come with the d44 or were they all the d44a? Is there a D44 that would be a straight bolt in?

Zjs all iron d44s the d44a is a wj axle

McCloudsWJ 06-11-2013 06:49 AM

Re: Differential Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xJoshxx (Post 839387)
Zjs all iron d44s the d44a is a wj axle

I don't think so...

xJoshxx 06-11-2013 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McCloudsWJ (Post 839459)

I don't think so...

Every 4.7wj has a d44a all i6 are d35

sbolejack 06-11-2013 09:58 AM

Ok, but ZJ's have the good D44, correct?

McCloudsWJ 06-11-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Differential Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sbolejack (Post 836747)
Which differentials came on '96 ZJ with the 4.0L?

It's a Dana 35. The presence or absence of the factory tow package is a good indicator of what gear ratio you have. Tow package is usually 3.73; no tow package is usually 3.55. There are exceptions to both of these.

Quote:

Originally Posted by xJoshxx (Post 839461)
Zjs all iron d44s the d44a is a wj axle

They're in the ZJ's too :thumbsup:

The 44a isn't really a bad axle. It's not as strong as a 44I or a 8.8 or blah blah blah, and the aftermarket support is limited, but it can be trussed just like anything else.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...k/101_2089.jpg

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Originally Posted by sbolejack (Post 839606)
Ok, but ZJ's have the good D44, correct?

They have the 44a. Again, not a bad axle. The Viper and Corvette have both had bits and pieces of it under them as the 44ICA and 44IRS.

VistaCruiser 06-11-2013 05:56 PM

Re: Differential Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sbolejack (Post 839606)
Ok, but ZJ's have the good D44, correct?

D44A is a good option for "bolt in". Anything from a '98+ 8.25 (found in XJ's), 8.8, XJ D44 (my option, but I already had it from MY XJ), whatever is a better deal than the D35 with a little bracket work. How big an axle depends on how you want to use the rig/tire size.

Sam

sbolejack 06-11-2013 08:10 PM

Wanting to build a trail rig with 33 up 35" tires. Plan on going with air lockers in the front and rear.


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