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Old 10-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Where to find a Dana 44?

What years/vehicle can i find a Dana 44 for my 97 wrangler? I just got a lift and 33's on it and i've been trying to find a better re axle.

I found this one but i'm not sure if it will work?

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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What years/vehicle can i find a Dana 44 for my 97 wrangler? I just got a lift and 33's on it and i've been trying to find a better re axle.

I found this one but i'm not sure if it will work?

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That one is is a full with and is a 6 lug and has disks and is set up for leaf springs and has the wrong gearing.

Short answer no it wont work. Look for a D44 from any TJ.

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or a Ford 8.8 from an explorer. it is a touch stronger. you'll need to add spring mounts, but if you can do that pretty easy.
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So I have to find a D44 that already built up for tj? I can't get another one and add spring mounts?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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So I have to find a D44 that already built up for tj? I can't get another one and add spring mounts?
Yes you can add mounts, but if you are going to go that route you will be better of with an 8.8 from an explorer...
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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So I have to find a D44 that already built up for tj? I can't get another one and add spring mounts?
what gears do you have?
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #7
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Its the wheel base you have to look for. a TJ dana is set up for a TJ, a Dana 44 for anything else would need to be shortened and worked over...like it was said, if you cant find a D44 for a TJ, a ford 8.8 is the closest.

Finding something with the right gears is the number one thing...but you are looking for a grain of salt in a dessert...D44 are hard to just drop down a pick up from somewhere, with out dropping alot of money
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #8
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what gears do you have?
4.10 on a 4 banger
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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or a Ford 8.8 from an explorer. it is a touch stronger. you'll need to add spring mounts, but if you can do that pretty easy.
So this would work with the coil spring mounts?
Ford Explorer 8.8 Rear Axle Disc Brakes 8.8 Swap Street Rod

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