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    Haha its a bit tight sideways there Sam.

    Interested in how it plays out when you are done.
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    Pulled off the plenum (a little easier on install) and rolled it over to take a look at the bearings.
    All the rod bearings are good. It will still get new rod & main bearings.
    Now lets see what need to be cut up !!!
         
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    Im using the stock 2.9 engine mounts for a mock up. Im thinkin 1/4 inch with gussets.
    Some cutting and bending on the pass side, And removing a tab on the drive side and its in...
          
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    This engine has a mid mounted oil pan pick up and will not clear the inner TTB arm mount..
    Choices are replacing the pan & pick up. Cutting the existing oil pan & pickup. OR.
    Pulling the TTB and start the SAS now.
            
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    Its in and It fits..
    Pulled out the tape and it looks like there might be a need for a little hood bump od some sort.
    Got 9 inches of plenum to fit in 9 inches to the top of the hood.
    Dont realy know till its clipped and bolted to its next home..
          
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    Do your SAS now while it's down, you'll be happier when its all done.
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    My vote as well, although you'll probably need a rear sump pan eventually. Neat project!

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    Doin this a little bit at a time after work, But its a start.
    And its not like I can leave it in the shop long term, It has to roll out before Mon morn.
    Have a small pill or 1 3/4, 1/8th wall welded for now..
    Some bushings, cut and trim, Sparky, sparky...
    1st step to a D44 high pinion front...
             
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    Now the season is over I can get back to this !
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    Sounds fun! Id personally recommend putting the Explorer 5.0L Intakes on over the Truck style. Much shorter, and still designed to retain the torque. And they also flow a lot better. Im currently putting a 5.0L in my BMW. Well starting to. Keep up the good work.

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    The StRanger previously posted:
    "Now the season is over I can get back to this !"

    X2 That! now if this warmer weather would stick around for a bit, have decided on which front 44 your going with?

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    Rubicon HP Dana 44 with Elic locker

    Im gona try to run a hybrid front. Con inners with a 78/79 knuckle.
    Lock out hubs and 5 on 5 1/2 with FJ Cruiser/ Tacoma 4 piston calipers
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    Cool looking forward to the 44 build and will be looking for some pointers, as I just picked up a 76 HP44/9" from a F150 that I plan on building and putting under an XJ.

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    The StRanger previously posted:
    "Rubicon HP Dana 44 with Elic locker"

    what year?

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    EKXJ87 previously posted:
    "Cool looking forward to the 44 build and will be looking for some pointers, as I just picked up a 76 HP44/9" from a F150 that I plan on building and putting under an XJ."

    what pointers are you looking for? those are the same axles that i have in my yj.

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    ExplorerTom previously posted:
    "what year?"

    I think it came out of a 10 or 11
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    redneck23ms previously posted:
    "what pointers are you looking for? those are the same axles that i have in my yj."

    PM sent

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    If I understand the JK D44, it's basically a bastardized D30. If left alone, it's not as strong as a normal D44.

    Have you you also heard this? If so, do you plan on addressing those weaknesses?

    my D30 has the axle tubes trussed, skid plates on the control arm attachments, gussetted C's and chrome moly axle shafts.

    Are you you keeping the coil spring set up? If so, which springs are you going with?

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    The axle is already caped and gussetted. Planning on trussing it.
    Gona play it lose with the springs. Got a set of YJ or TJ front but I think they may set it to tall.
    Im not plannin on goin to hard core, Just want somethin if I roll it on its side it aint no big thing...
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    So kinda fiddling around today and the engine sits a little low in the frame for my tase.
    Im already planing on a 2 inch body lift for some clearance issues.
    So a 2 inch lift on the engine, trans and T case will give my a flat belly skid plate
          
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