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My TJ decided to reject its D35 earlier this week and it is time to upgrade. I have 33" tires now and would like to run 35's in the future. I have found a D44 from a newer TJ complete drum to drum for $1000. Is this a good deal and is it a direct bolt in with the exception of gears? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

Dan

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If you found a D44 for a TJ, I think $1K is a decent deal. Make sure to pull the cover and check it out inside before you buy it. Even a Waggie or Scout axle will run you some money, and then you have to buy the brackets and have them welded on, then make sure the yoke is the same. The TJ D44 would swap right in, no mods necessary. I'd run with the D44, even though it is pricey, I think it'll save you some money in the long run. Make sure to get the E-brake cables with it as well.

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Go with the 44 unless you have plans to go bigger and do more later on. Even if you built a rear out of something else you would still have a good amount of money into it.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
 
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The only gears in the TJ Dana 44's are 3.73's, I'd go with it and swap the gears in the Dana 30 front you got. If you want to run 35's then get some Warn axles for the front too.

 
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