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Old 03-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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dana 44 vs ford 8.8

I wanna know what everybody thinks on this matter. Sounds like the 8.8 is easier to find, cheaper, and better. 44 just has better ground clearance

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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The 8.8 is stronger but if you already have a d44 it is not worth the upgrade.

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I've personally had neither, but what I've read says the 8.8 is easier to find, but mods are required to install where a 44 is a direct bolt on...
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I have an 8.8 in mine and have built several for other TJs as well. It is a great axle but you will need an aftermarket bracket set $300 and someone to weld it up for you if you can not do it yourself.
A Dana 44 from another tj will be a direct bolt on, but you will need to make sure that your gear ratio matches the front axle.
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