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post #1 of 4 Old 10-03-2019, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 44 for an 1997 XJ

Any recommendations for locating a Dana 44? Wanting to replace my 35? Is it possible to find these for sale nowadays? Thanks

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-03-2019, 09:50 PM
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The D44 will be harder to find. A great option is the Ford 8.8 out of an Explorer. Disc brakes, limited slip, and they come in 3:73 or 4:10. Takes a little bit of fab with the perch mounts, but well worth it. Also, if you go that route, get the driveshaft flange as well.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-04-2019, 04:28 AM
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The XJ D44 is very difficult to find. Try www.car-part.com. The Chrysler 8.25 is almost as good as the D44, easy to find, and bolts right in. The Ford 8.8 is good, but in my opinion is too much work unless you are wanting the free gear ratio change.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-08-2019, 07:31 AM
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8.25 or a ford 8.8 gets my vote. East coast gear supply offers prebuilt axles fairly affordably.

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