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Unread 09-22-2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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1988 Wagoneer D44 axles on my TJ

I have the oppurtunity to get some Waggy D44's for cheap and was wondering what are the advantages/disadvantages of adapting these axles to fit on my 1998 TJ?

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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
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Too wide and too much work.
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Too wide and too much work.
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Op its just like any axle swap. Cut old brackets off and mount new ones among other stuff.
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are they narrow track or wide track?
pass drop or driver drop?
what year truck did they come out of?
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Too wide and too much work.
What are you talking about? They are the same width as his stock axles (might be .5" - 1" wider or narrower - mine are .5" wider than stock). They are great axles to swap in. Yes they have their limits, but are still a great choice. And as stated above, the same things are required to put them in your TJ as any axle swap. Grind, clean, prep, measure, measure, measure, weld, paint, install.
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they are 6-lug axles, you'll need new wheels too.

read here:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f57/f...cation-777253/
According to that they are narrow track axles & a drivers side drop front. WMS: WMS

Looks like the front is fine (60.5"), rear will be too narrow (58.5").
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From what I'm told they are drivers drop, 3:53, high pinion front, Low Pinion rear, Rear brakes and slightly wider than 60"... any forsee-able issues?
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and came out of a 1988 Waggy
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if its HP front, it didnt come from a waggy
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Sorry, got that backwards... here is what it says on craigslist:

Pair of D44's HP Rear LP Front (rear is LSD 90% sure of this, can pull the cover if you really want to know) out of an 88 Waggy- $200 for the pair
Parting out 1989 Jeep Wrangler
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Sorry, got that backwards... here is what it says on craigslist:

Pair of D44's HP Rear LP Front (rear is LSD 90% sure of this, can pull the cover if you really want to know) out of an 88 Waggy- $200 for the pair
Parting out 1989 Jeep Wrangler
Waggy's never came with a high pinion rear axle. they will both be LP.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 11:16 AM   #12
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after much number crunching it's really coming down to whether I should just by some bolt on rubicon axles and be done with it.... I think that's what I will do...
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