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  1. Incognito mode bypasses the paywall. It gets more pukeworthy from there. Goes on to suggest that the cash for the trailer hitch add on should be donated.
  2. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/why-jeep-should-change-its-problematic-monikers-11593197387 I will gladly take any Comanches or Cherokees off your hands
  3. Yes rodeo. Passport was a rebadged rodeo so that works too. The 99 parts axle I'm using for the wagoneer front has the finned aluminum cover. My 97 rear axle had a steel cover with a Dana logo stamped in it.
  4. Everything I find on this subject on other forums is filled with speculation and bad information. I just came up out of the garage and I am almost done with the 44 rear for my YJ. (yeah sorry YJ is getting the first one MJ gets the next one) So here goes. These are 6 lug and match a wagoneer 44. For MJ/YJ you want a 96/97 (anything newer is way too wide with the wrong brackets anything older is 1" narrower) The stock perches are setup for spring under. These all came with disc brakes. If it has drums it is not a 44. These are available with ABS sensors in the axle tubes or the pumpkin. you can leave the sensors in. I wanted a cleaner look (mine were in the tube) so a 1/2" pipe tap and 2 flush plugs cleaned it right up. These came with a 4:30 gear set (if it has 4:56 gear it has drums it is not a 44 no matter what your buddy's buddy said) These have thicker axle shafts than a normal dana 44 that neck down at the end (this is useless info) These use a thick gear set (what would be used if you wanted to put 4:56 gears in your old 3:07 carrier) These use a crush sleeve on the pinion (there is no crush sleeve eliminator available so don't bother) These use metric wheel studs. Conversion stud part number is 610-156 The 4 studs that hold the backing plates to the axle flange are metric with knurling. Mine snapped/spun so a 1/2" drill and grade 8 bolts were installed as a replacement. The bolt next to the parking brake pivot point needs a flat ground on it and some minor grinding on the top of the head to clear the brake shoes. The pinion yoke will need to be replaced Crown part number D3044YOKEUBK or you can scavenge off of another Dana 44, Dana 30 or Dana 300 Brake line fitting at the caliper hose is metric so the end will need to be converted. My braided stainless brake line bolted right to the axle so only my hard lines on the axle tube needed to be modified. fittings used for the caliper ends Dorman part number 490-711 Perch spacing is about 1/4" too wide for YJ/MJ if you have lift springs hook in one side then hammer the other side in. Perches are at the correct angle for a vehicle with 4" of lift it does not seem to be necessary to grind off and move the perches if you around that lift mark. Shock brackets will need to be welded on Isuzu must have had the mounts on the U-bolt plates. The Isuzu rear e-brake cables will hook to our front e-brake cables. This is the only information I have NOT confirmed. Supposedly an isuzu 44 with a limited slip will not work with a lunchbox locker some sort of clearance issue, but a 44 with open carrier will. I will not be confirming this bit of info the rear I have is open and will be getting a lunchbox locker eventually. My wagoneer 44 front is getting the guts out of a 99 isuzu 44 that is limited slip and I plan to keep running that as is. Sorry about the long post and bad format I am tired and sore from a long night in the garage but I hope this dispells some of the nonsense about this axle. I may have missed a couple of small stupid things but nothing that would be a negative surprise if someone else used this post as a reference for an axle swap. I will update this post later for some cleanup and If i remember anything else useful
  5. So far rebuilding my wagoneer/Isuzu 44 axles for the YJ. Then probably start on a set for the MJ.
  6. I can see this getting out of hand quickly..
  7. A company called Uphill mfg popped up in Midland after Nate's vanished. Looked like the same products. Their website seems to have gone down in the last 2 weeks but the Facebook is still active. Krusty, I will keep you in mind when I get closer to completion. Based on the pile of parts showing up I will be busy for a couple months at least.
  8. I've owned 3 YJs all 80s so must have been an option later or I just got really lucky.
  9. Cool thanks. Hunting around for Kentrol YJ wiper arms, headlight buckets and door latch brackets (sick of losing belt loops on the stockers)
  10. Intellitronix updated so I will be hoarding gauges, Summit is offering 25.00 off 300.00 kind of lame. Didnt see anything stellar on 4wd.com, Morris4x4center, extreme terrain or Quadratec. Turns out ebay had the best deal on the winch. Found: Smittybilt X20 12K Winch Intellitronix Gauges for MJ and boat Affordable offroad XJ Slider and and armor EQ 360 Monster heads JCR rear XJ cut and fold Barnes4x4 wagoneer 44 to MJ axle truss and a pair of u-bolt eliminators Still looking for D-SS PRO SPOT SM /2 these seem to be holding at 220.00 may have to stack some summit coupons Tuffy 6.5" YJ center console Kentrol YJ headlight doors (No Kentrol sales so far) Warn Premium wagoneer 44 lockouts 128.00 seems to be the best in town
  11. They are weld in for the XJ project. Those are from affordable off-road. I will be looking into a pair for the MJ eventually, Nate's had some I really liked but they seem to have discontinued them when they reorganized or whatever they did.
  12. So far looks like I will be getting my quarter armor, rock sliders and truss. Summits sales are a joke and Intellitronix lists 40% off select items but I don't see anything discounted on the site. So gauges and winch seem to be in limbo
  13. Affordable off-road will be posting a code for 15% off the entire site and a chance at a 500.00 giveaway. www.affordableoffroad.com Dirtbound off-road 15% off site wide code BF15 20% off DIY and kits code BF20 Free shipping on purchases over 500.00 https://dirtboundoffroad.com/
  14. Barnes 4wd 20% off sitewide through 12/2/19 and some sort of 3 link giveaway that I didn't bother reading about. No coupon code required. https://www.barnes4wd.com/ Wagoneer axle truss and u bolt eliminators here I come
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