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Old 01-11-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Front and rear question

Ok so first I want to say thanks to everyone that here that knows so much. I have learned a ton from just reading other peoples threads. anyway I have a lead on front and rear out of a 95 grand cherokee. I think they maybe danna 44 in the back and 30 up front with 3.73 gears. if so will this fit under my 95 yj? I also have found a ford 8.8 for 150 bucks with 3.55 gears. I currantly have a inline 6 with 3.05 gears. I am going to lift it and run 33" tires, maybe one day 35". If I end up with the ford with 3.55 and is it worth rebuilding my dana 30 up front to the same ratio or should I go with a complete different front end? so I guess my question is what direction would get me the most bang for my buck and will 3.55 gears be a good fit? I drive it an hour and a half to the beach and somtime up to 4 hous to go to the mountains.

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No they will not fit without a lot of work. You would have to grind off the coil spring mounts then add leaf spring mounts. Not to mention the dana 44 in a grand is the odd ball 44 limited lockers and aftermarket support. The front 30 if its is v8 also has CV axle's vs u-joints.

I would look for a front YJ 4 banger dana 30. will have 4.11 gears and then add in your 8.8, which will need a bit of work and save for a gear change.

Other option would be dana 44 axles out of late model grand wagoneer, butI can't recall if the t-case diff is on the same side as the YJ, also you would need new rims.

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thanks kinda what I thought and I had heard about that 44 being weird. will the 4.11 gears be better than 3.55 even travaling long distances on the highway?
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