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97TSiguy
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Jeep Information

Year:1997

Model:Grand Cherokee TSi

Engine:5.2L/318

Transmission:stock automatic

Transfer Case:full time 4wd

Front Axle:dana 30

Rear Axle:dana 44A

Axle Gear Ratio:3.73

Suspension:up country

Tires:stock

Wheels:16" 5 spoke alloy

Armor:skid plates

Recovery Gear:high lift

Future Modifications:different rear axle!


Does anyone know of a better rear axle than the stock Dana 44A that i can swap to. I dont want to replace it with something used that is only going to get 20 or 30K before the bearings are shot and im back in the same situation. Thanks.

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PlatinumNiner
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01-18-2011, 12:29 AM
The 44A is the strongest axle that was used in the ZJ and if rebuilt right will last a whole lot longer than 20-30k miles. My guess is whatever idiot replaced the bearings last time didnt know what he was doing. The 44A is still used today in the SRT8 grand cherokee. It's a lot stronger than people give it credit for.


BTW your front axle is a D30 not a D35







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