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I have a 98TJ with a 35 rear end.
I also have a wrecked ZJ with a aluminum 44.
Is it worth the time to put this 44 in my TJ?
Does it have the same axles and 3rd member as the cast 44?
 

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nope. It's far from the strength of a normal D44. much closer to the strength of a D35.
 

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What about the other way around, are there any D44 Wrangler axles that will bolt into a 99 WJ? We just bought it, and I am being timid with it because I have heard these axles aren't the best. I am running 315x75x16's and would like to find a bolt in axle if possible.
 

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I think the Ford 9-inch from an Exploder is pretty close. You have to change suspension attachment points, but that's of no consequence. Do a search for Ford 9.
 

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What about the other way around, are there any D44 Wrangler axles that will bolt into a 99 WJ? We just bought it, and I am being timid with it because I have heard these axles aren't the best. I am running 315x75x16's and would like to find a bolt in axle if possible.

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There are TJ's with D44's, but they are Rare, or at least not as plentiful as 35's. But they won't bolt up, the Control arm mounts are different.
 

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Thanks for the quick responses. I am going to have to do some homework on this. I can fab, but like to do as little as possible. I will check the two axles out that have been mentioned.
 

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Explorers have 8.8" axles.
 

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Explorers have 8.8" axles.

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yep, 8.8's and I think the width is 1" narrower, or maybe 1" each side. which isn't all that bad. good compromise for adding Disc brakes at the same time.
 
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