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post #1 of 7 Old 10-12-2004, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Spicer vs Dana 44

What is the difference between these two? I have been looking for a dana 44 out of a 87 XJ. When I call the salvage yards, they say they have the spicer 44. Will I have problems finding parts for the spicer? Also they say Dana bought out spicer or vice versa. Please help!!


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post #2 of 7 Old 10-12-2004, 10:14 AM
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Dana and Spicer merged many years back. Spicer is basically a division of Dana.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-12-2004, 11:27 AM
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I was at a yard to, and they guy said he had a spicer 44. I went out to check it and it was one of those crappy aluminum ones. You should be fine though if its from another XJ.

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I was at a yard to, and they guy said he had a spicer 44. I went out to check it and it was one of those crappy aluminum ones. You should be fine though if its from another XJ.

i just wanted to quote this for the original poster- make sure the yard knows you want an Iron D-44, and not the aluminum one. Many people use 'Cherokee' and 'Grand Cherokee' interchangeably, not realizing that they are completely different models.
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i just wanted to quote this for the original poster- make sure the yard knows you want an Iron D-44, and not the aluminum one. Many people use 'Cherokee' and 'Grand Cherokee' interchangeably, not realizing that they are completely different models.

There are alot of (mechanical) similarities between ZJ's and XJ's of the same year.

However, I'm sure the differences outway the similarities even if they are primarily cosmetic.

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There are alot of (mechanical) similarities between ZJ's and XJ's of the same year.
yup- i have one of each... makes finding parts a snap

point is- the guy at the junkyard may say "sure, i have a dana 44 out of a cherokee" when in actuality he has an aluminum dana 44 out of a grand cherokee- either out of ignorance, or he just doesn't care

be sure to take a look at it first- if it's all iron and has leaf spring perches, it should work
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Thank you fellow jeepers, I appreciate the response.

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