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post #1 of 23 Old 11-05-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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MJ D44 on a TJ

So I found a Dana44 out of an MJ for a great price. My plan for a 44 is to 4 link it so welding and brackets are needed anyways and a bolt on unit not necessary. That said, would TJ components ( shafts, carrier, etc) fit in the housing?


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post #2 of 23 Old 11-05-2013, 07:50 PM
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I know that most Dana 44's van interchange parts. Nut the Rubicon 44 doesn't.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/92-xj-sadness-2075657/index2.html
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post #3 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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I know the pumpkin is the same but I can't find definite information about the shafts, specifically length and mounting plate.

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post #4 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 11:12 AM
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I know of someone who used TJ axle shafts in a XJ. Been a while since I saw him

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post #5 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 11:50 AM
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Dana posts all specs on their website.

Here is a link:

http://www2.dana.com/expertforms/depdf.aspx?prod=AXL
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post #6 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 12:10 PM
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I should add, it can be kind of difficult to find the info you need at the link I posted above.

First, you need part #s before you can look up any specifications.

The manual titled "APPLICATIONS: ALL MODELS-1978-98" will have your part #s. Here is a link for that manual:

http://www2.dana.com/pdf/X510-9.pdf


Then you can look up the parts specifications in the manual titled "LIGHT AXLE GENERAL INFORMATION". Here is a link for that manual:

http://www2.dana.com/pdf/XGI.pdf


Easiest way to find a part # in the "LIGHT AXLE GENERAL INFORMATION" manual is to do a search for the part # using Ctrl + F.
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post #7 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well based on that and some other reading around it seems it would work. That and an XJ Dana 44. The Spicer part numbers are different but the upgraded shafts fit both models.


Haha yeah it took me a while to figure out what to look under but I got it. I also cross-referenced models and got to the XJ having similar dimensions. I can pick up a complete XJ axle for under $200 around here.
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post #8 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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So now that I got that figured out, then come the internals. As far as I can tell, if I buy a locker for a 44 (non JK) then I'm in business. Would there be any other little differences I should be aware of or looking into?
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post #9 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 05:46 PM
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while you are at it add Disc brakes. it's a Jeep bolt on.

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post #10 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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I just did a quick search and it seems that all jeep dana 44 use the same rebuild kit, including bearings so that should be it I think. Just have to throw some numbers to see how much would the necessary additions would cost and if that would offset the cost of a TJ axle.

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post #11 of 23 Old 11-06-2013, 07:19 PM
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Not sure if you are regearing, but if you are the D44 has a carrier break (3.73 & down/3.92 & up).

I mention this because if you get a carrier that's wrong for the ratio, you'll need to address this issue.
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Thanks for the tip. I looked into the carriers and the one in the axle now will help me keep 3.73 until I regear. At that point I'm changing to a locker anyways.

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Ok, so now I found a 1987 wagoneer rear axle close to home. Are the 1987-1990 wagoneers considered XJs? And if so, the axles should be the same correct?
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Ok, so now I found a 1987 wagoneer rear axle close to home. Are the 1987-1990 wagoneers considered XJs? And if so, the axles should be the same correct?
No, a Waggy is not an XJ.

Waggy D44 is slightly wider than TJ axle width and its a different bolt pattern.
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Looking for direct bolt in if you are around IA there are a few wrecked TJ Rubicon part outs on the Des Moines craigslist
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