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Anyone here familiar with the 44-10 found in the aviator? They have a viscous coupler that welds itself into 4hi. I would love to replace it with a manual shift, two speed case, but no such animal exist's that I am aware of.
So I tore my spare 44-10 apart and it appears that if you remove the VC it becomes all wheel drive with an open center diff, so my thought was, to replace the VC with a sleeve, that could be locked into 4 hi by a lever, to unlocked into AWD. Any thoughts on my brainstorm?
 


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I removed the VC and put the case back together, and it works like an open diff without the VC, so I think I can head to my local machine shop to have the sleeve made. I think I will shift it with a cable and lever, so I can mount the shifter up by the transmission shift lever.
 

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So I have too many projects going right now, but I did pull the VC out of the aviator, and it drives just like my Jeep Commander with the NV140. So at this point I have only confirmed my thought that it's just an open diff with a coupler.

I have pulled the main shaft out of my parts case, and will drop that off at my machine shop on Tue, to get a quote for making the sliding sleeve. I will update a take pic's once I am to that point.
 

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So I have too many projects going right now, but I did pull the VC out of the aviator, and it drives just like my Jeep Commander with the NV140. So at this point I have only confirmed my thought that it's just an open diff with a coupler.

I have pulled the main shaft out of my parts case, and will drop that off at my machine shop on Tue, to get a quote for making the sliding sleeve. I will update a take pic's once I am to that point.
Please do!!! Extremely interested in this.
 


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