I also had to order a new carrier, cuz this is what I found when I opened up the axle I had on hand. (This is my D44, not the Hummer H3 axle.) Broken teeth on gears, welded side gears and a cracked/welded carrier. I have had this axle sitting on the side of my house for about 6-7 years but I’ve never opened it up. It did clean up pretty well, and there’s no rust where the bearing races sitView attachment 135926
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Yes, likely most of you will say this axle is not worth putting money into. But it’s essentially a “free” axle to start with. And I’m stubborn. And not always known for wise decisions. But I’m doing it. Maybe I’ll run it short term and upgrade later, but this is just the path I’m on.
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Turning a pass-drop 44 into drivers drop.
D44 carrier break is 3.73-, 3.92+
I already have the carrier. I ordered a new Yukon one off Amazon for like $75. I scoured KSL D44 stuff for a few weeks and never saw what I was after so ended up going the Amazon route.I have a lonely 3.73 and up D44 carrier (almost brand new last I looked at it) that could be available as early as this evening if you're wanting something fast