DRIVE SHAFT FOR DANA 44

Does any one know if my rear drive shaft out of my 1998 TJ with the Dana 35 will fit the 2001 TJ Dana 44 that i just bought.I heard that the drive shaft for the Dana 44 is one inch shorter than the one for the Dana 35. :confused:

try it. :smiley:

i think the tcase is different on the Rubi’s thats why there is a shaft difference. like axle said, try it out.

The Dana 44 is out of a 2001 Tj Sahara,not a rubicon. :confused:

The D44 will have a slightly longer pinion gear so probably the driveshaft will be too long. While you are at it I would recommend installing a SYE (from Crown or JB Conversions) and then having a driveshaft built to specification. I can help with the SYE install.

Thanks Eric that is somthing to think about.I was thinking that the drive shaft might have a slip joint but im not shure how much if any i can shorting it just to make it work for now.

just be sure the shaft won’t “bottom out” or “pull out”

measure it :laughing:

With the 4 inch lift i might be ok. :confused: