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post #16 of 21 Old 07-18-2007, 11:36 PM
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I didn't read careful enough.

Wouldn't junkyard be JY anyways?
LOL ya i cought that too MY bad, im always on line when i get home from work witch is around 12:30 at night so im a little out of it. sorry for the typo what i ment is JY witch is junkyard axle's.
as far as cost go's, you have to search for them, i have several, two 78/79 ford fronts bolt SRW, one 81 chevy DRW, one 87 DRW chevy, one ford ( empty housing ) cut to 64 with a clayton long arm brakcet's welded on but it has a crack in the housing and one empty chevy housing.
all together i think i paid under 700.00 for all of them, in fact the one of the 78/79's was free i just had to pull the truck out of the woods. look at old farms, or see what peaple have in there back yard and if you go to the junk yard looking dont mention your looking for a dana 60 front tell them you need a heavy duty front end with king pins, not the ball joint one ( dana44 ). this kinda makes you look stupid but, when peaple here dana 60 the price go's up. try to find the off beat yards, they have all the good stuff, but act fast scrap is at a high agin so they been junking good trucks, jason.

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post #17 of 21 Old 07-19-2007, 08:24 AM
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JK axles refers to those from the new JK model Wrangler and they are Dana 44s. The quoted D60 in the pic is throwing you off.

A JK 44 is around $1,300 from the dealer and comes as a complete assembly with JK bracketry.

They have 4.10 gears, e-lockers, bigger ring and pinion than the traditional D44, 32 spline axle shafts in the rear, and high pinion up front. There's probably a few other improvements I'm forgetting.

These axles are a great deal.
what modifications need to be done to get these to fit under a TJ?

how wide are they compared to a TJ axle?

I have a Jeep.

2003 X. 3" SA. Locked D44s F/R. 35" MTR-K's
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post #18 of 21 Old 07-19-2007, 08:55 AM
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what modifications need to be done to get these to fit under a TJ?

how wide are they compared to a TJ axle?
You would have to cut off the JK bracketry and weld on TJ brackets.

They are about 2" wider than stock TJ axles. They also have the 5 on 5 bolt pattern so you would need to do something about that.
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You would have to cut off the JK bracketry and weld on TJ brackets.

They are about 2" wider than stock TJ axles. They also have the 5 on 5 bolt pattern so you would need to do something about that.
i wouldnt mind keeping hte axles 2inches wider, i wish i were more proficient with a welder i wouldnt mid swaping out bracketry

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2003 X. 3" SA. Locked D44s F/R. 35" MTR-K's
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post #20 of 21 Old 07-20-2007, 10:29 AM
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I compared an old XJ D44 next to my 8.8. The 8.8 dwarfs the D44 in every way. Everything just looks so much bigger on the 8.8.

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post #21 of 21 Old 07-23-2007, 12:49 AM
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Gotta keep in mind the article you speak of wasn't about what to replace your D35 with so your 35's don't blow it up. it rated from weakest, to strongest. a d44 or 8.8 is a great axle for 35's, and likewise i don't think a junkyard 60 or 9 inch will have much trouble getting over obstacles on 37-40's. just stuff to think about before everyone gets their panties all in a knot.
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