Originally Posted by ajmorell
The 8.25 never came in a ZJ
The 44 also never came in ZJs, the 44a did but it is nowhere near the same as an iron 44. Regardless the brackets aren't identical. They are similar but some modification will be required.
this is true. And while there is a little (very little) aftermarket support for the aluminum housing D44A in ZJs, it is pretty much entirely different that a 'standard' D44 and is not a great candidate for a swap. "Standard' D44 lockers, ring & pinions, etc, do not work in a D44A (also referred to a D44HD by some aftermarket companies)