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Old 08-16-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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MJ Dana 44 axle swap

Hey, Am having trouble finding any info on a D44 swap from a MJ into a TJ. I know it needs brackets and all that. But my question is the width the same? And is there anything else I should be concerned with.

P.S. please don't suggest the 8.8

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Heck at least u found a 44- im looking at can only find jk ones

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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Heck at least u found a 44- im looking at can only find jk ones
They are few and far between. I just want to avoid having to shorten the D44.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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I know u can use jk ones but theres a lot of bracketry and welding lol
Hope u get some good info on here
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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any thoughts anybody?
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Vehicle: '87-89 Jeep XJ or MJ with the metric ton option (front D30, rear D44, often packaged with the towing option)
Bolt pattern: 5 on 4.5" -- same as stock D30 & D35 on a YJ/TJ/XJ/MJ/ZJ. Could this be redrilled to 5 on 5.5" or 6 on 5.5" to match another D44 front axle? Probably not, due to insufficient flange material outside the stock studs
Width: 60.25" -- virtually identical to stock YJ/TJ/XJ/MJ
Brakes: 10x2.5" drums, vs the 9" drums on a late YJ
Spline count: 30


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Old 08-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Thank you!!
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No problem man. Seems like a good swap, though an uncommon axle.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #9
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First one I have seen. but they are supposed to have thicker axle walls?!?! Its a good price too!
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rubi's came stock with front and rear d44 axles according to a previous thread. I will find it and post it. I was looking form my axle today...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...50768961,d.aWc
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rubi's came stock with front and rear d44 axles according to a previous thread. I will find it and post it. I was looking form my axle today...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...50768961,d.aWc

Yes they do!!! But its hard to find a donor Rubicon But Thank you!
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:50 AM   #12
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I swapped a D44 from an 87 XJ into my old YJ and it worked well with no fitment issues.
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Yes they do!!! But its hard to find a donor Rubicon But Thank you!

I think if I found a donor rubicon, I would swap my parts to it to keep it running, seems a little more practical.
Yes they are hard to come by in my parts too.

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