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06-01-2013 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by jeepdude2003 View Post
I found a dana 44 ou of a 97 Cherokee will that one fit with little work?
Nope. Cherokees are leaf springs in the rear.
06-01-2013 12:34 PM
jeepdude2003 I found a dana 44 ou of a 97 Cherokee will that one fit with little work?
05-24-2013 04:19 PM
5spdftw Look for totaled Jeeps with front end damage. That's where my 44 came from. To bad that a Sahara had to die so my X could live.
05-23-2013 10:24 AM
UFOtestpilot From what I've found old bronco ('66-'77) and old scout both have viable 44's, welding required.
05-23-2013 05:05 AM
jeepdude2003 Im not leaning towards eather really just what I can find around here and I do know of a few 8.8 around my area will the dana 44 out of an old scout work?
05-22-2013 08:17 PM
Jerry Bransford I'd rather bolt in a used Dana 44 out of a TJ, which is what I did on my earlier '97 TJ. The 8.8 is only marginally stronger... its downsides include the pinion is offset to the side creating a more unfriendly u-joint angle to work into, plus its pumpkin is bigger which gives slightly less ground clearance.
05-22-2013 08:07 PM
larjeep Look for a 44 first just bolt in. Otherwise u have it set up the8.8
05-22-2013 08:05 PM
Michigunman My 8.8 is out of a 1996 Explorer.
05-22-2013 08:02 PM
larjeep U don't have to cut down tubes on either.
05-22-2013 07:56 PM
5spdftw Sounds like you are leaning towards getting the 8.8. Might I ask why?
05-22-2013 04:39 PM
jeepdude2003 I know most are not a direct bolt on im ik with having to weld on new brackets for coils I just dont want to get into cutting down the tubes
05-22-2013 01:04 PM
NC Bear I can not recomend ECGS enough for the 8.8.
05-22-2013 10:03 AM
Originally Posted by jeepdude2003 View Post
I want a dana 44 or a for 8.8 but I cant seem to find what years / models will fit in my 03 with little modification
No 8.8 will bolt right in unless you buy one ready to go, like this:

Complete Ford 8.8" Rear Axle Assembly Jeep TJ Ready to Bolt In Axle Swap

Any D44 from a TJ/LJ should bolt right in, the problem will be finding one in good shape for a decent price.
05-22-2013 08:37 AM
dana 44 and 8.8 questions

So after snapping an axle shaft a few months ago ive decided to get a new axle, as I want to go to 35s in the future I want a dana 44 or a for 8.8 but I cant seem to find what years / models will fit in my 03 with little modification i have drum breaks not worried about getting to disks any information would be greatly appreciated
Little extra info I have 6cyclinder 5speed 4in zone lift plan on adding a 1inch body lift later also I plan on doing a sye/cv while im at it

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