The donor '05 LJ rear Dana 44 is now pulled.
I have the necessary XJ spring perches and shock mounts...just need to get the TJ/LJ brackets removed. I also want to build an axle stand/jig prior to doing this. I'm also considering a T&T Customs truss prior to install, as the LJ D44 tubes aren't overly stout.
Another thing to note is that the pinion length on the Dana 44 looks to be almost identical to that of the 8.25 axle that came out of the XJ, so we should be set with our driveshaft length.