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Re: D44 in YJ?
Im not sure exactly what your refering to, as far as the 8.8 goes. It is as close to bolt in as they come, other than grinding off some existing Explorer bracketry, and moving the spring pad hole over about 3/8". They are as common as any other available, and with the failure of all of those Firestone tires and the resulting crashes, youd think they would get even more common,(I know that was bad). They arent too expensive, they usually run about $400 to $600, $400isnt bad considering you get a very strong axle(considerably stronger than a D44) and disc brakes.
Dont get me wrong I like the D44 as rear swap also, but I would take a Ford 8.8 any day if the 2 were both available to me.
Youll have to explain the More conversion kit or whatever else is supposed to be necessary to install the 8.8, as I am unaware of any, and Ive installed (3) 8.8's now, to date.
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