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post #1 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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hunting for a dana 44 out of an xj

i wanna do an axle swap in my 96 classic...i know the 44 comes equipted with certain xj's but im not sure what ones they come in. if any one has any info to steer me in the right direction that would be awesome

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post #2 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 09:41 AM
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any specific kind of cherokee?
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the one in the search box

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post #5 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 10:41 AM
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i posted in the other thread, but here you go:

sometimes came in older XJs 1987-1989 with heavy duty tow package, but are very hard to find

Also they can be found in MJs from 87-92. They came in the Metric ton package, as well as some other models. Be advised the MJ one is not a bolt in swap, the perches need to be moved, and shock mounts welded on.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...rt-xj-1297118/
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thanks dukie
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post #7 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 12:06 PM
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Look on craigslist and on Forums. Are you near Harrys-u-pull? Try looking there.
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post #8 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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yes as a matter of fact i am near harry's and i'm going up there sunday to take a look. is it hard to tell the difference between a 35 and a 44?
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post #9 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 01:00 PM
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Dana 35c (round cover):


Dana 44 (stop-sign like cover)

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...rt-xj-1297118/
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post #10 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 01:02 PM
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an 8.8 might be an easier find for you, and its not hard to do the swap, plus its stronger than the dana 44
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post #11 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the pics. i was considering an 8.8 swap, but don't i have to relocate spring perches and shock mounts?
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what year explorer would i get the rear out of?
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post #13 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 01:20 PM
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yes you do have to relocate the shock mounts and spring perches.
A 8.8 out of a 96+ explorer is ideal width wise and has disc brakes

These should help you understand what's involved:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/8...ite-up-530202/
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=371713

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33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Tires, 309,000 mi and runnin' strong
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...rt-xj-1297118/
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sweet those links are very convient. i think im gonna ditch the 44 swap and go with a 8.8...im going to the junk yard this weekend and im pretty sure itll be much eaiser to find a 8.8 vs a dana 44
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post #15 of 26 Old 02-25-2011, 01:41 PM
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If you go to harrys there are literally hundreds of 8.8s, and theyre only like 60 or 70 dollars.

Waggy 44s, chromo shafts, 4.88s, spools, mid arm 3 link, 35" kevlars

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