I was lucky enough to get a running 4.2L engine off eBay for $5.50(not a misprint). I am going to stick with my AX-15 tranny since others have had no problems running a stroker in front ir it. I know of at least one guy with a stroker and his Dana 35 rear end is holding up to the abuse. I'm not one bit worried about my 8.25 rear end breaking from the stroker. If your stroker is going into a Jeep that rarely sees offroad, you're wasting your money on the Dana 44. I think the D44 is only 10-20% stronger than the 8.25 anyways.
99 XJ Cherokee, 2 door, 4.6L Stroker, 5 speed, 4x4, 8.25" rear, 3.07 gears