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Kejtar
August 12th, 2004, 12:05
I wanna see how are the ones that are cut out so that they slide on and off the axle shaft without taking the bearing or seal off (pretty much where the cut is). Preferably D44 but others will work too .

Thanks

Loose_Nuts_Enterprises
August 12th, 2004, 12:47
I wanna see how are the ones that are cut out so that they slide on and off the axle shaft without taking the bearing or seal off (pretty much where the cut is). Preferably D44 but others will work too .

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ChuckD
August 12th, 2004, 12:48
Do you need new ones? if so, I believe RawBrown sent me to Drivetrain direct. They were pretty cheap and fast delivery. I got four for under $10, I have the spicer part number at home.

Kejtar
August 12th, 2004, 13:00
Do you need new ones? if so, I believe RawBrown sent me to Drivetrain direct. They were pretty cheap and fast delivery. I got four for under $10, I have the spicer part number at home.
Actually I'm gonna cut mine off the D44 that's bent and put them on the TJ assembly I got (damn retainer plate didn't match!)

Loose_Nuts_Enterprises
August 12th, 2004, 13:17
Remi, did you see the gold colored one in the pic? That's what I was telling you about.


Dan

Kejtar
August 12th, 2004, 13:34
Remi, did you see the gold colored one in the pic? That's what I was telling you about.


Dan
Yup I see, I'll have a fun time cutting it off on the axle shaft tonight but I'll get it done :D

Loose_Nuts_Enterprises
August 13th, 2004, 09:09
Remi, how'd the cutting go last night??

EricT
August 13th, 2004, 09:11
I got mine from Moser, pretty quick shipping.

Kejtar
August 13th, 2004, 09:21
Remi, how'd the cutting go last night??
I think good. I knicked the seal (about 1mm or less slash) but I think it will be fine as I put a wee bit of gasket maker on it and made sure to have it in the "up" position.

Then I had to go and swap the drums out as one was waaaay messed up and the other one didn't look pretty either. Now I will have to get my driveshaft in and one of the seats and take it for a test drive.

Loose_Nuts_Enterprises
August 13th, 2004, 09:36
Go get "The Right Stuff" gasket maker.....good stuff.


Dan

Kejtar
August 13th, 2004, 09:51
Go get "The Right Stuff" gasket maker.....good stuff.


Dan
Yeah... after Rabbit sealed up my rear diff with it it took me close to 45 minutes of prying and bending the stock cover to get it off! I'll pick some up for trail repair emergencies (didn't it say it cured in seconds and worked underwater or something like that?) but I don't think I'll be putting it on items I would like to remove every so often :D

ryurabbit
August 13th, 2004, 23:58
Why did you have to cut that retainer off? I thought you had a press. All you needed is a bearing seperater and you would have been able to save it. :doh:

Kejtar
August 14th, 2004, 08:06
Why did you have to cut that retainer off? I thought you had a press. All you needed is a bearing seperater and you would have been able to save it. :doh:
Well I cut it appart so that I could slide it on the other one :D

MarkF
November 10th, 2004, 11:56
So what exactly was the part number from DTD for the open D44 axle retainer that slides over the axle w/o having to remove the bearings?

Will this work with the disc brake conversion (built in TJ spacer) or just in drum applications?

Kejtar
November 10th, 2004, 12:07
Will this work with the disc brake conversion (built in TJ spacer) or just in drum applications?
Since it goes between the bearing/seal and flange the brakes will not make a difference.

cherokeekid
November 10th, 2004, 12:53
I've notched a few rubi ones to work with discs, no issues.

the reason you need to cut is b/c the reatiner that holds the bearing on needs to be cut off and I haven't found anyone that sells just that collar without the bearing and seal.

jrsxj98
November 10th, 2004, 12:59
Do you need new ones? if so, I believe RawBrown sent me to Drivetrain direct. They were pretty cheap and fast delivery. I got four for under $10, I have the spicer part number at home.

Hey Chuck can you pm me or post that part # I have some TJ shafts for trail spares and need some slip on ret. plates.

MarkF
November 10th, 2004, 13:35
So if I understand you correctly, you took a Mopar Rubicon D44 retainer (for use with disc brakes) and notched it similar to the one on DTD picture and you were able to slip it in the axle w/o removing the collar and bearings?

That would be great b/c I just replaced the bearings on my XJ D44 and now I'm converting to disc brakes and I'd hate to have to ruin the bearings and collars if I didn't have to.

I've notched a few rubi ones to work with discs, no issues.

the reason you need to cut is b/c the reatiner that holds the bearing on needs to be cut off and I haven't found anyone that sells just that collar without the bearing and seal.

ChuckD
November 10th, 2004, 13:47
Hey Chuck can you pm me or post that part # I have some TJ shafts for trail spares and need some slip on ret. plates.


I wish I could, all my jeep stuff is in storage. Try PMing Rawbrown, I think he steered me in the right direction when I was needing them.

cherokeekid
November 11th, 2004, 10:06
So if I understand you correctly, you took a Mopar Rubicon D44 retainer (for use with disc brakes) and notched it similar to the one on DTD picture and you were able to slip it in the axle w/o removing the collar and bearings?

That would be great b/c I just replaced the bearings on my XJ D44 and now I'm converting to disc brakes and I'd hate to have to ruin the bearings and collars if I didn't have to.

yep

tysonxj
February 23rd, 2005, 15:32
Is there a part number that is dirrect bolt on for an XJ Dana 44? I am trying to prepare for a ZJ disc conversion. I want to use them for a template when I modify the ZJ caliper brackets prior to disassembling the axle.
Thanks,

XJack
February 23rd, 2005, 19:30
Is there a part number that is dirrect bolt on for an XJ Dana 44? I am trying to prepare for a ZJ disc conversion. I want to use them for a template when I modify the ZJ caliper brackets prior to disassembling the axle.
Thanks,

The ZJ Disc/Rubi D44 has a different bolt spacing than the XJ D44. Pick the lesser of two evils:

Use a Rubicon retaining plate and redrill the axle flange on your XJ D44 to fit the ZJ backing plate and Rubi retaining plate.

or

Use the XJ retaining plate, modify the ZJ backing plate, and make a spacer to fit properly with the discs.