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Old January 15th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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xj dana 44 rear?

i happen to find a dana 44 rear out of an xj... for my build im going to stick with all "jeep" stuff. im set on a waggy front for sure. but as far as the rear goes im not sure what to get, ive heard stuff about the xj rear 44. i did search but i was wondering if there is a good market out there for after market pars for it?? how much do they run for?? the xj 44 i found is just under 300...worth it?

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Old January 16th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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If its an XJ one, should be a normal Dana 44. If its a ZJ one, its aluminum center with c clips, and is mostly worthless.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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If its an XJ one, should be a normal Dana 44. If its a ZJ one, its aluminum center with c clips, and is mostly worthless.
i know to stay away for the good ol D44A

also does any know anything about a D44 rear from a waggy with a center pig??
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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its dana... every manufacturer out there makes parts for it.

rear waggy should be wider.

when are you going to buy this thing already?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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its dana... every manufacturer out there makes parts for it.

rear waggy should be wider.

when are you going to buy this thing already?
as soon as i feel the price is right :) and well if i can come up with the moneys
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Old February 21st, 2012, 05:55 AM   #6
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i know the waggy front is like 60 1/2 inches wide and the rear is something like 59 if i remember correctly
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Old February 21st, 2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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a spacer would make up that difference?. and strenght wise which one would be better. waggy 44 rear or xj44??
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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waggy is a 6 bolt vs the xj 5 bolt. You may want to match the front and rear so you don't run 2 different bolt patterns.

They are about the same in strength.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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a spacer would make up that difference?. and strenght wise which one would be better. waggy 44 rear or xj44??
i think vehicles are engineered to have a slightly narrower rear, its to help with turning radius.

61.5-59=2.5

2.5/2=1.25

your not going to notice 1.25 on each side.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 04:17 PM   #10
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i think vehicles are engineered to have a slightly narrower rear, its to help with turning radius.

61.5-59=2.5

2.5/2=1.25

your not going to notice 1.25 on each side.
i kinda thought the same thing.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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I'd get a waggy centered rear axle to match the waggy front axle both being 6 lug and front the same vehicle would be nice. Also a non disco front housing would be better still.

The rare XJ rear dana 44 can go for a pretty penny and $300 in stock form is fair for it. Is this for your ZJ? With having to mount the brackets for the ZJ and the waggy and XJ 44 having drum brakes...I'd suggest pulling a easily had 95-01' Ford Explorer 8.8 which comes with the 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern as your front dana 30 and is stronger than a dana 44 and has nice disc brakes too.

A waggy front axle would be nice tho so you get the manual hubs.

Just depends on what your plans are for your rig and if you plan a all out wheeler or dd/weekend warrior build.

Troy
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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I'd get a waggy centered rear axle to match the waggy front axle both being 6 lug and front the same vehicle would be nice. Also a non disco front housing would be better still.

The rare XJ rear dana 44 can go for a pretty penny and $300 in stock form is fair for it. Is this for your ZJ? With having to mount the brackets for the ZJ and the waggy and XJ 44 having drum brakes...I'd suggest pulling a easily had 95-01' Ford Explorer 8.8 which comes with the 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern as your front dana 30 and is stronger than a dana 44 and has nice disc brakes too.

A waggy front axle would be nice tho so you get the manual hubs.

Just depends on what your plans are for your rig and if you plan a all out wheeler or dd/weekend warrior build.

Troy
thanks for the opinion.

yes its for the ZJ. it would for now be a dd/weekend warrior. still throwing around the idea of a HP30 instead. im trying to stick with all jeep stuff. people are alway doing te ford HP44s...
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