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Old 07-26-2007, 12:57 AM   #31
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For a cheap route you could go with the ford 8.8 or you could just go to the junk yard and see if there's a wrecked TJ unlimited that comes with a stock d44 and 3:73 gears. Direct bolt on except you'd have to change the gears in the front to match.

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Old 07-26-2007, 10:26 AM   #32
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Good idea but the TJ Dana 44 is very expensive in the wrecking yards. You can easily build an 8.8" with gears, brackets and locker for what you'd pay (without a locker and probably not with the gears you need) for a TJ 44 in the wrecking yard.

As 1BLKJP, mentioned, the 9" has an extremely low pinion. The True high9 system is great for frontends but I'm not a fan in rear applications. The gear helix that makes the 9" so strong (yes, I know the additional pinion support makes it stronger too) makes it much weaker when run on the 'coast' side of the gear.

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Old 07-26-2007, 10:38 AM   #33
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The easiest way, and prolly most expensive is Jeepsareus.com. They have the 44 complete assembly with 3.73 for $1500. YOu can get just the 44 housing for $600 and teh axleshaft asssemblies for $500 making it $1100 without gears if you wanted to go with another ratio. Or maybe find a wrecked wrangler X or Sport that came with 44s out back in a salvage yard. Then get whatever gears and lockers you want.

I personally am the guy who would pay a little extra to get the 44 made for a Wrangler. But to each his own.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:44 AM   #34
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Another way to go would be to buy a just a centersection then go to a metal yard and buy the appropriate diameter thick wall tubing. Then bore the inside to desiered thickness to create your own housings (this is of course assuming you have access to a lathe). Then buy shafts, bearings, and r&p to complete it. Probably not the way to go if you just want to bolt something in but it would certainly give you exactly what you wanted.

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Old 07-26-2007, 11:46 AM   #35
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Well I have no clue how to weld. So it would be cheaper for me to buy the 44 from jeeps are us then to pay someone to fab a bunch of stuff for me. Not to mention the fact that I live in an apartment complex, and even If i had ths skills of jesse james, i have no access to anything more than an air compressor.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #36
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That is the best reason to buy a TJ Dana 44 axle. We all have different situations.

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