Originally Posted by brplatz
Hard to say, try comparing a super88 to a dana44 with the chromos, now what do you take
Still the D44, more clearance. The 8.8 does have a larger ring gear though, but they're both plenty strong. I also would take the bolt in swap over welding an 8.8 in
I would only swap a D44 of D60 under mine if I had the option and the D60 wouldn't go in for anything under 37's.
8.8 Benefits: Larger ring gear Thicker tubes 31 spline Availability Disc brakes
Disadvantages: c-clip Less ground clearance Not exactly Jeep width Not bolt in, so you better learn to weld and get good at it
D44 Benefits: Bolt in available if you have a TJ More ground clearance Larger aftermarket support
Disadvantages: Drum brakes 30 spline 8.5"? ring gear Smaller tubes More expensive if you are getting one from a TJ