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Unread 01-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Zj 44a center swapped with a typical dana 44

those that saw this episode of xtreme 4x4 where ian combines a dana 50 and 14 bolt.


those with ZJs know the 44a.my thought is do this to a rear axle 44a and a dana 44 and use the tubes w/ brackets off the 44a and weld those tubes to the center section of the 44.

does the center of the 44 have to be from a jeep aswell to keep the tube diameter the same? i.e. out of an XJ or Tj. or can i use another 44 out of a scout or one out of another vehicle that would work.

which shafts would i need to use? the one off the regular 44?

the point of this is to see if this might be a cheaper route then buying a tab kit. i know it all depends on the local JY prices.


thanks,
-James

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it's been done on a wj. mainly because he had the 44 and already had a 44a.

if you don't already have a 44a and a 44 laying around, you'd be better off just buying an 8.8 and 300$ bracket kit instead of a 300-600$ 44a and a 300-600$ 44 and add in the extra costs with the more precision work required as well as getting new gears and probably carrier for it.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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ok thanks, next time i'm at the local JY i'll ask what their prices are, and ask what they'll want for an 8.8. some places want the same for a 8.8 as a 44.
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3.73 8.8's are plentiful, 3.73 iron 44's are not.
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