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Old 09-13-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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Rear axle

Can anyone tell me the easiest/cheapest way/where to find a d44 or 8.8 rear axle for my Tj? Thanks

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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Junkyard or craigslist
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
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There is a locked one(Aftermarket) complete d44 for 1500 near me, lol.

otherwise junkyard for an 8.8 is cheapest.
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Try searching car-part.com for axles. I recently picked up a 4.10 LSD 8.8 for $75 that I found on there.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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Thanks, any particular vehicles better than others that have the 8.8? I know the ford explorer but not sure what years
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'95 and up Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer if you want to get rear disc brakes. Mine came from a '97 Explorer. I don't know if the Mazda Navajo has the same axle but I would assume so.
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do u have a puic-a-part around u?
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'95 and up Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer if you want to get rear disc brakes. Mine came from a '97 Explorer. I don't know if the Mazda Navajo has the same axle but I would assume so.
last year for the navajo was 94, so it wont have the disk brakes that every one looks for.

with the 8.8, it is really ony a cheap option of you or a friend can weld. once you have to hire some one else to do it, the over all cost will go up.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:10 PM   #11
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do u have a puic-a-part around u?
Not too far away, I guess I'll check it out this week
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Easiest=Order an 8.8 from East Coast Gear supply, order a D44, pull a d44 off another jeep...all bolt in options

Cheapest=Pull an 8.8 from a junkyard, buy brackets, and weld them up yourself or with the help of a friend. If you cant weld, you might as well order the axle with everything you want on it from somewhere like ECGS.

If you can weld or have a friend that can weld, an 8.8 is your best bet unless you can find a d44 from a jeep at a great price. Junkyards and pick and pulls should have a good amount of them. You will want the newer axles like post 95 that have the disc brakes. These will be stronger than the pre 95s because they have 31 spline shafts rather than 28 or 29 spline.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:21 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info, where can I find brackets for the 8.8?

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