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post #1 of 4 Old 04-24-2002, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Axle swap options

There are so many options out there for axle swaps on jeeps. Is it that much cheaper to find one out of a junk yard, clean it up and rebuild it versus just buying a complete axle assembly (Currie)? Or is it just a hassle saving step to buy a built assembly. I am looking at swapping out the D35 for a 44 with an ARB and regearing the front.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-24-2002, 10:25 AM
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The best way to go would be to get a D44 front end from an early 80's Wagoneer. All you have to do is move the spring pearches in 1/2" each and figure out what to do about the bolt pattern. You can try and switch the front which could be alot of trouble, or get custom axle shafts for the rear to match.

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87 to 91 Grand Wagoneer's had D/44's front & rear and are the easiest swap into a Wrangler. The earlier Waggy's (81 - 86?) had an AMC20 rear with factory one-piece axles and thicker axles tubes making this assembly MUCH stronger than a D/44. The only downside on all Waggy diffs is the bolt pattern is 6 lug.
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Thanks for the help you guys, now that bring me to another question. Changing the bolt pattern? Is there a conversion kit that can be purchased or is it a matter of buying new axle shafts and brakes that are five bolt?
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