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Old 04-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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D44 from ZJ

Saw a good deal on a D44 rear out of a 98 ZJ on CL. Any thoughts? Obviously not a direct swap, but is It feasible? I'd love to ditch the 35 on my 04' and put in a Detroit locker or truetrac.

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i have read into this before, and from my understanding it is an aluminum rear which is not ideal for heavy duty offroading... just what i heard... hopefully someone else will add there 2 cents.. research it alittle thats what i heard though, good luck, and i think it wont be too hard of a swap cause they are both coil sprung... may need to just relocate shock mounts

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The Grand Cherokee has a D44a, which is an aluminum center section. I has virtually no aftermarket support and is a weak axle.
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The Grand Cherokee has a D44a, which is an aluminum center section. I has virtually no aftermarket support and is a weak axle.
I didn't realize that. Thanks for the advice! Guess I'll keep trolling around for that "great deal"
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Not only is that D44a a weak axle (being made from aluminum), it won't bolt up anyway.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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Not only is that D44a a weak axle (being made from aluminum), it won't bolt up anyway.
Thanks for the advice. I was unaware that the ZJ had such an inferior 44. I'll keep searching CL and salvage yards for a TJ 44.

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