1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

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cmaje72
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1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby cmaje72 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:26 am

Can anyone tell me off the top of their heads whether the D44 in the rear of a 1979 cherokee uses straps or ubolts for the rear axle yolk...didn't think to look and I want to order new ones along with the new ujoints.

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Re: 1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby derf » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:40 am

If I'm not mistaken, it should have straps by 1979.

You could just order both and return the ones that you don't use.

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Re: 1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby cmaje72 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:53 pm

derf wrote:If I'm not mistaken, it should have straps by 1979.

You could just order both and return the ones that you don't use.


Yep thats what I ended up doing...the straps were only another $5.

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Re: 1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby HeavyMetalThunder_81 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:23 pm

1979 will still have U-bolts. The change over year was 1980 when the AMC 20 axle and New Process transfer cases were added.
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Re: 1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:11 pm

U bolts are better than straps.


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Re: 1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby 440sixpack » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:32 pm

I just pulled the axles out of a '79 Cherokee and they are U bolts.

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Re: 1979 Cherokee dana 44 yolk straps or ubolts?

Postby cmaje72 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:20 am

U-bolts for the win! Installed the driveshaft last night. Putting the core support back in tonight and tomorrow hopefully starting up the 5.3 swap for the first time. I'm pretty excited to see it move under its own power.


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