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Old 03-18-2016, 07:44 PM
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Will a JK D44 swap into a TJ?

How hard is it to make this work? Cut off all brackets and weld new? Looks like JK axles are available locally for $500, cheaper than an 8.8. On that note, is the 8.8 stronger than a 44? Which would safely run larger tires?

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Of course it can be swapped over. Do yourself a favor and research it, there are a few good build threads out there that detail such swaps. The JK 44 is stronger than the 8.8 and has the potential of being very reliable on 37" tires.

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Yup, many have done that swap front and rear. Since the TJ is lighter than the JK, it works out well.

They're also 6" wider which can help fit 37s.
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