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jeepdude2003 05-22-2013 07:37 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

geiman 05-22-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepdude2003 (Post 3781009)
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.

NC Bear 05-22-2013 12:04 PM

I can not recomend ECGS enough for the 8.8.

jeepdude2003 05-22-2013 03:39 PM

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

5spdftw 05-22-2013 06:56 PM

Sounds like you are leaning towards getting the 8.8. Might I ask why?

larjeep 05-22-2013 07:02 PM

U don't have to cut down tubes on either.

Michigunman 05-22-2013 07:05 PM

My 8.8 is out of a 1996 Explorer.

larjeep 05-22-2013 07:07 PM

Look for a 44 first just bolt in. Otherwise u have it set up the8.8

Jerry Bransford 05-22-2013 07:17 PM

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.

jeepdude2003 05-23-2013 04:05 AM

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?

UFOtestpilot 05-23-2013 09:24 AM

From what I've found old bronco ('66-'77) and old scout both have viable 44's, welding required.

5spdftw 05-24-2013 03:19 PM

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.

jeepdude2003 06-01-2013 11:34 AM

I found a dana 44 ou of a 97 Cherokee will that one fit with little work?

freeskier 06-01-2013 11:45 AM

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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.


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