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Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

Been looking at one to put in my yj, not sure of the details yet but would this be a desirable swap? Anyone know length, spring perch differences, etc? Any opinion is appreciated.
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Re: Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

Have you read Dana 44 Axle Swap Into YJ?
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Re: Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

Take a look here: d44

"One of the only options that retains the small wheel bolt pattern is the Dana 44 used in some heavy duty MJs and XJs. The metric ton MJ used a Dana 44 and some XJs with the towing package used the Dana 44. It is not a bolt in though because the XJs and MJs are spring over in the rear. The spring perches will have to be moved. This axle is also difficult to find."
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Re: Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

MJ d44's are Spring UNDER in the rear. the XJ's are spring over.
i do belielve the pereches are nto the correct width on a mjd44 to bnolt into a YJ.
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Re: Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

I'm selling a 3.55 geared XJ D44 to a guy who will use it in his YJ. It's a great way to replace the crappy D35 rear for people who aren't going over 33" tires and thus won't need a heavier-duty front axle.

On a similar note, I might be getting a ZJ aluminum-diff D44 with 3.73 gears and disc brakes to put into my MJ. The brackets have already been removed so it will be fairly easy to set up. I already have a matching front axle as well [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

Thanks for the links guys, I knew there were some differences in 44's and couldn't remember which ones were the BEST ones to use.
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Re: Pros/Cons of MJ rear D44 in yj?

its a great swap i have one right now that i am seting up to put my in jeep right now i have 4.56 and a spool in it you need to cut the perches off and its a pain to find one you can swap disc brakes on them from a zj44
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