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My buddy's 97 TJ with a 4 liter and five speed, screwed up his rear differential. He's had it in the shop for around a month since he wants to find a used rear end or diff.. He doesnt want to spend the big bucks on a new one since it seems to be hard to find one off of a TJ around here. Do any of you know of a good replacement rear that would fit a TJ without any major mods? Or if at all possible, do you know of anyone who might have one that is off of a stock TJ? He is past his warranty period also.

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I have heard, second hand, about people using Scout II D44's in the rear. I puppose it's possible, but I don't know about getting the coil and other "hangers" to weld on, but that might be a "major mod". Some people have changed out their rear diff, so you might be able to locate one of those. BTW, what happened to the rear end? The pinion bearing loosened on ours (35C) at 48K and screwed up the whole thing. Thankfully we had the extended warranty.

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I'm not exactly sure what happened to his rear end, but the dealership said it was from "severe abuse". I'm sure that is something that they are trained to say, especially for those who have vehicles under warranty. He told me that his rear wheels locked on him while driving up his home street. (Lucky him) His mechanic said that the rear diff was f**ked!
He hasn't taken it off road, just snow. The only time it was off road was when I borrowed it from him in Oct. and went four wheeling in a new housing developement; all wet clay.
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