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Unread 05-07-2002, 11:46 AM   #1
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dana 44

i have a jeep wrangler and i am going to swap a dana 44 in out of a wagoneer. It has to have the driverside differencial. I was wandering what year to get. I want one with lockout hubs. Is there any year that has bigger u-joints or any other benifits. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 05-07-2002, 03:37 PM   #2
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by blackjeep:
<strong>i have a jeep wrangler and i am going to swap a dana 44 in out of a wagoneer. It has to have the driverside differencial. I was wandering what year to get. I want one with lockout hubs. Is there any year that has bigger u-joints or any other benifits. Thanks in advance.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I know 86-91 was driver side on the pumpkin and unless some swapped manual hubs on, these years had internally splined (this is good) hubs vith a vacuum disconnect - very similar to your YJ's vacuum disco.
All GW's were six lug.

I'm sure other years will work but all I'm familiar with are 86-91.
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Unread 05-07-2002, 09:54 PM   #3
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Actually, all Wags and Grand Wags, as wel as Cherokees and J-trucks, used D44 front ends from '80-'91 (the '86-'91 range was for the D44 in back).

You don't want a J-truck or Wide-track Cherokee front axle, as it would be too wide for your application. You also want to avoid the '83-'84 Selectrac vehicles, as they had an oddball vacuum-disconnect front end.
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Unread 05-09-2002, 09:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. oldjeepguy do have on of these. I was wandering if i should get one with the vacuum diconect or the older ones with lockout hubs. I always tthought that that would be a stronger setup? do you know what gear options they came with.
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