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Old 07-23-2013, 01:20 PM
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Rear axles. Will it fit?

The rear end pretty much exploded on my the other day. So I've been looking for a whole Dana 44 rear for the jeep sense that's what was under it to begin with. I found a guy selling a Dana 44 from a 77. Will it bolt right up to my 97?
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bolt right up?? NO!

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What all would I need to do?
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I am by no means a suspension expert or even close. Someone else will chime in and probably show you a thread where it has been done. I just know that they were leaf spring axles, as where our TJs are coil spring and that alone will make it not "bolt right up". I would also suspect that it is a narrower axle than what our TJs have, but again that is just a guess.
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You would need to grind off the current brackets, weld on spring perches, control arm mounts, and shock mounts. Also, CJ axles were narrower than TJ axles, so you would probably have to end up lengthening the tubes. The amount of work and money to make this fit would probably be more than a tj dana 44. I would keep looking for a tj dana 44 that will bolt right in.
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Well I guess I'm gonna keep looking. Haha
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Yep the only Dana 44 axles that will bolt right up are from '97 to '06 TJs.

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