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8.8 or d44 and tj axle brackets, it\'s decsion time
My d35 may have taken a dump. I really dont' want to put any money into it. I know i want to upgrade to a d44 or 8.8. The decision is between an 8.8 from an exploder or a d44 from an xj. The d44's are much harder to find and searching with car-part.com more expensive than the 8.8. The d44 doens't have discs the 8.8 does, they both come with 3.55's which is what my current ratio is and there's no way i can swing front gears right now. Are there other things i should consider. What about yokes? I rember hearing the 8.8 ueses a goofy yoke or something like that? Also what shoudl i do about axle brackets? Can i have a shop cut my old ones off and weld them on to the new axle? Or do i have to get some fancy dancy axle brackets? This is an axle swap on a time frame too since i gota have my jeep back on the road by next thrusday morning.