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    Hey all,
    My buddies just got their auto dealer's license and I need to show them how to tell the difference between a D44 and a D35 axle.

    Anyone have a link to a good pic or drawing that makes it easy for non-Jeepers to quickly know a D44 when they see it?

    I tried the whole round vs. apple-on-its-side thing and I got a look from them like I asked them to divide 1,247,654 by pi in their heads...

    :laugh: :laugh:

    Search is down, my apologies for this beaten-to-death topic.
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    D44 = metal fill plug
    D35 = rubber fill plug

    This applies 99% of the time on TJ's.

    :spinhead:

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    JB-
    You can also bring them over my garage for a quick visit. I have this goofy friend that bought a boat anchor, oops I mean D35 :shush: , and left it in my garage. :laugh:

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    rubber vs. metal fill plug is the quickest and easiest
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    Wow, with friends that leave boat anchor D35's in your garage, who needs enemies?! :shush:

    -=- originally posted by karstman -=-
    JB-
    You can also bring them over my garage for a quick visit. I have this goofy friend that bought a boat anchor, oops I mean D35 :shush: , and left it in my garage. :laugh:

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    -=- originally posted by JB2317 -=-
    I tried the whole round vs. apple-on-its-side thing and I got a look from them like I asked them to divide 1,247,654 by pi in their heads...
    Having trouble with the whole "shape recognition" thing, huh?

    Here's a website that might help them with that...

    Write "DANA 35" on the circle, and "DANA 44" on the square, take away the rest, and let them go at it!
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    -=- originally posted by JB2317 -=-
    Wow, with friends that leave boat anchor D35's in your garage, who needs enemies?! :shush:
    It's all good. I use it to practice my arc welding on.

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    -=- originally posted by '00TJSE -=-
    Good drawing except the Dana 44,50,60,70,80 drawings have them rotated 90°. The bottom edge in this picture is actually the right side of the cover. Same thing with the Ford 10.25 and GM 9.25. The GM 12 bolt is rotated the opposite direction.

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    -=- originally posted by Snowtow -=-
    Good drawing except the Dana 44,50,60,70,80 drawings have them rotated 90°. The bottom edge in this picture is actually the right side of the cover. Same thing with the Ford 10.25 and GM 9.25. The GM 12 bolt is rotated the opposite direction.
    Well that's enough to confuse someone!

    The picture is from Powertax's web site under - axle identification.

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    Default Re: Re: D44 vs. D35 on TJ: pic to show the difference?

    -=- originally posted by CSU-TJ -=-
    Having trouble with the whole "shape recognition" thing, huh?

    Here's a website that might help them with that...

    Write "DANA 35" on the circle, and "DANA 44" on the square, take away the rest, and let them go at it!
    matt
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    Hey, wait, I have a D35....
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    -=- originally posted by robobx -=-
    rubber vs. metal fill plug is the quickest and easiest
    But like was said above it's not 100% true. My 35 came stock with a threaded fill plug. It now has the rubber fill plug because I've had the cover replaced.

    Perhaps if it has rubber it's a 35 is always true? Anyone ever seen a 44 come with one?

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    Default Re: Re: Re: D44 vs. D35 on TJ: pic to show the difference?

    -=- originally posted by Nighthawk98TJ -=-
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    Hey, wait, I have a D35....
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Ha, what a looser!!...





    wait a minute... SO DO I!

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    Off topic maybe, but what the hell kind of axle is under a Z71??? I see them use it on all of their half ton applications as well as older K5s. I also see Zs jacked up on 38s or larger on a daily basis. You think they'd break axles left and right but these trucks are heavy on the gas even with large tires. Anyone know what axle is under there???
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: D44 vs. D35 on TJ: pic to show the difference?

    -=- originally posted by CSU-TJ -=-
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    Ha, what a looser!!...





    wait a minute... SO DO I!
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    RE 3.5 · JKS 1.25" BL · 35" Cooper STT's · D30 Lockright · Yukon 35 + Detroit · Many Other Mods

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    -=- originally posted by FreakinJeepin -=-
    Off topic maybe, but what the hell kind of axle is under a Z71??? I see them use it on all of their half ton applications as well as older K5s. I also see Zs jacked up on 38s or larger on a daily basis. You think they'd break axles left and right but these trucks are heavy on the gas even with large tires. Anyone know what axle is under there???
    Corporate 10 bolt.

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    -=- originally posted by FreakinJeepin -=-
    Off topic maybe, but what the hell kind of axle is under a Z71??? I see them use it on all of their half ton applications as well as older K5s. I also see Zs jacked up on 38s or larger on a daily basis. You think they'd break axles left and right but these trucks are heavy on the gas even with large tires. Anyone know what axle is under there???

    Z71's have a 10-bolt. My buddy has a Z with 38.5" Swampers and works it pretty hard with the 4.56's and a full detroit... Hes only broken it like 3 times in 2 years! Good news in that hes swapping in a corporate 14 this summer....



    The other way to check D35/D44 is to just take a look at an SE and see the D35... Its oval and a D44 has a different shape (not smooth looking) heres the rear view of the D35 from my sport.........

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/...53453867FsZihE
    Well, the jeep has been gone for a while and I miss it dearly. I learned alot from the first jeep, mainly "do it right the first time". I am starting the search for one again...

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    Hey thanks all!

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    By the way, I'm not ragging on D35's, I had one in my 98 TJ and it never gave me any problems despite quite a few off-road adventures.

    The next Jeep will have a D44 though...

    Thanks again,
    JB

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