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Jeep Wrangler JK Dana 44 Axles - Cheap Rubi Axles

Posted in How To: Transmission Drivetrain on April 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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Given The State Of Our Economy, Most Of Us have been reduced to bargain shoppers, cutting our frivolous disposable-income spending to a minimum. these days its all about scrimping and saving just to afford a tank of gas. We feel the pain just like you, so when a really cool bargain comes along, we have to tell you about it. Mopar surprised us by selling its newest Dana 44 front or rear Wrangler Jk axle assembly, complete with lockers, at a wrecking-yard price of just over $1,400 and some change.

If you haven't already heard about this deal, then here's what you get for the price; a complete axle assembly with factory electric lockers, 4.10 gears, disc brakes with vented rotors, and ABs...and the front axle is high-pinion. some other cool features are the new axles now have a crossover steering design rather than the scissor type used on the Wrangler tJ. the sensor switch to activate the locker is just a positive/negative hookup, and there is now a drain plug so you don't have to pop your differential cover every time you want to change the fluid.

These axles fit under just about any Jeep, however you'll more than likely need to cut off the suspension mounting points and other assorted bracketry. this may include hacking off the lower shock mounts too. not to worry though, there are a few bracket kits available from aftermarket manufacturers. if these features don't convince you, then check out the axle specs below.

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TECH SPECS
Front Axle
Differential Electric Locker
Gear Ratio 4.10
Overall length 651/2
Spring perch
center-to-center 391/2
Upper control-arm mounts
center-to-center 201/2
Lower control-arm mounts
center-to-center 33
Shock mounts center to center 381/4
Rear Axle
Differential Electric Locker
Gear Ratio 4.10
Overall length 651/2
Spring perch
center-to-center 321/2
Upper control-arm mounts
center-to-center 54
Lower control-arm mounts
center-to-center 473/4
Shock mounts center to center 481/4
(dimensions in inches)

Sources

Mopar
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
800-992-1997
www.mopar.com
Jeep
877-426-5337
www.jeep.com

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