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Unread 11-05-2013, 08:04 AM   #26941
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I was thinking the same thing, besides this I do not any other difference between them aside of two things XJ D44 is true vs ZJ D44A is alum. and leaf vs coil. On the ZJ D44A axle they stuffed steel tubes into it, which also takes the brunt of the axle wrap force, and this stresses the housing a lot more. This is part of what causes the carrier & pinion bearings to wear quicker than a regular housing. I believe that is why he is in for the swap with fab work, which is easy if you know what to do. I would still go with a ford 8.8 swap.
I was thinking that could be the only difference is not having an aluminum case, so i can sorta see why he's doing that. Although if I could and was going to do that fab work I would most likely swap the 8.8 like what your saying. I'll probably just end up swapping a d44a to mine as a direct swap, but who knows I may never do that, my open 35 is okay for the 31s i run.

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Unread 11-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #26942
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If you do not mind me asking. What was the year of the XJ that your D44 came out of?
87-89/90 XJ's had the Dana 44 option.

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Seems kinda odd to take one from an xj, won't you have to weld on brackets since xjs are leafed rear? Is there an advantage to an xj d44 to the zj d44 that came in the later v8s??
Yes, no aluminum diff and the associated issues that come from it.

Really no different than swapping in an 8.8. And I don't have a c-clip axle.

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I was thinking the same thing, besides this I do not any other difference between them aside of two things XJ D44 is true vs ZJ D44A is alum. and leaf vs coil. On the ZJ D44A axle they stuffed steel tubes into it, which also takes the brunt of the axle wrap force, and this stresses the housing a lot more. This is part of what causes the carrier & pinion bearings to wear quicker than a regular housing. I believe that is why he is in for the swap with fab work, which is easy if you know what to do. I would still go with a ford 8.8 swap.
The major advantage was I had a disc'd, geared and locked D44 from the old XJ. Bracket kit from FroBot Fab and had it welded up at Endless Mountain Fab. I did find a worn pinion bearing and had to rebuild it anyway.

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Unread 11-05-2013, 10:11 AM   #26943
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ordered new radio install kit, finally will be replacing the OEM unit
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Unread 11-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #26944
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Fabbing up some pillar mounts for it right now. Had to run and grab some self tappers to mount them up
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Unread 11-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #26945
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in the past 3 days, I have:

-found/fixed my infamous "zj stall"
-added a new catalytic converter/ tailpipe to my exhaust (PO chopped off exhaust before cat, and added flowmaster with turndown)
- swapped in a 231 Tcase to replace the 249 that wouldnt take low range.


Now, to build a front bumper and get this Warn8274 on this thing
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Unread 11-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #26946
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Fabbing up some pillar mounts for it right now. Had to run and grab some self tappers to mount them up
Nice choice. Happy to help with the decision!
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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #26947
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Anyone know where I can the cladding that goes between the front and rear doors?
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #26948
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Omg a ZJ limo....I saw a f150 limo the other day...it had a bed at the end of it too and has at least 5 doors per side. PS, not sure what youre asking about. That looks like it just removed the cladding.

Anyone used Treadwright Pumas before? 30x9.5x15r is the size im looking at, likely in BFG casing.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #26949
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They didn't have an extended edition from the factory?
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #26950
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Anyone know where I can the cladding that goes between the front and rear doors?
That thing seriously needs a lift!!
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #26951
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That thing seriously needs a lift!!
It's very rare. Only made for half a year and has a 5.10 ltr motor.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:22 PM   #26952
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It's very rare. Only made for half a year and has a 5.10 ltr motor.
How much is that worth, with its rarity.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #26953
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How much is that worth, with its rarity.
I bet the owner would have given it away. I should have looked under it to see how they tied it together but we were on the road.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #26954
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Lift, tires, bumpers and tint. And That thing is money in the bank! Limo service.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #26955
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