NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 14th, 2018, 04:59
jonb8's Avatar
jonb8 jonb8 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Elizabeth WV
Posts: 52
JK D44 swap

Finally had time to swap a set of D44 Rubicon axles under my xj, The axles are out of a 2016 JK with 8,000 miles my buddy swapped out for a set of Rock Jock 70's.. I went with Artec trusses and Ruff Stuff perches and U bolts...







Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 14th, 2018, 06:37
SlowXj SlowXj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: East Tn
Posts: 9
JK D44 swap

Did you have to do anything with the breaking? Stock master push the bigger calipers fine?

Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 14th, 2018, 06:41
RCP Phx RCP Phx is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Phoenix,Az
Posts: 11,191
Re: JK D44 swap

Those axles are known for breaking! Now as far as "braking" goes, it would depend on what year MC he's running now!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old March 14th, 2018, 08:27
jonb8's Avatar
jonb8 jonb8 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Elizabeth WV
Posts: 52
Re: JK D44 swap

RPC Phx where are these axles "known" to "break" at? Passenger axle tube? So since your so wise what is a big enough axle to hold up to a 35 radial tire on a DD, if a HP D44, trussed and sleeved isn't enough? LOL your such a tool....What are you running under your rig?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 14th, 2018, 08:30
jonb8's Avatar
jonb8 jonb8 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Elizabeth WV
Posts: 52
Re: JK D44 swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowXj View Post
Did you have to do anything with the breaking? Stock master push the bigger calipers fine?

Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
I haven't drove it yet but I'll post up when I do and tell you what I find out. Worse case I'll have to swap out the proportioning valve to a grand cherokee that came factory with rear disks... With 35in tires the rear bias should be ok and feel good....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 14th, 2018, 08:37
SlowXj SlowXj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: East Tn
Posts: 9
JK D44 swap

Much appreciated. I would love to do this swap as that's the width an xj should have been from the factory

Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 14th, 2018, 09:30
RCP Phx RCP Phx is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Phoenix,Az
Posts: 11,191
Re: JK D44 swap

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonb8 View Post
RPC Phx where are these axles "known" to "break" at? Passenger axle tube? So since your so wise what is a big enough axle to hold up to a 35 radial tire on a DD, if a HP D44, trussed and sleeved isn't enough? LOL your such a tool....What are you running under your rig?
That was a factitious comment on "breaking", your good to go with your project!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
88 4.0L Renix to 96 4.0L HO swap...full swap? swommack2 OEM Tech Discussion 8 June 24th, 2017 07:38
86 Radiator Core support swap/ AC swap ,,, need info AV8R TRANSPORT Modified Tech Discussion 6 August 16th, 2015 22:19
Brakes- booster/MC crapped out, debating swap to synthetic fluid during swap heshhash OEM Tech Discussion 7 December 6th, 2014 08:57
Looking for two build threads...unibody swap and engine swap ffjosh Modified Tech Discussion 19 July 31st, 2012 20:26
4 litre H.O swap vs. v8 swap... atowley Modified Tech Discussion 7 May 19th, 2004 12:40


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:33.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014