Thread: axle swap

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    i have a dana 44 rear axle from a 1986 c-j 7 . would it be worth swapping it into my 1987 yj ( which has a dana 35 rear) assuming the 44 is in good condition. what diffculties does anybody forsee. by the way i plan on getting an axle spring over conversion done either way. i just want the better rear on my jeep.[addsig]
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    the 44 would be much better than the 35... not sure it it would be as much of a bolt in as it would be on another cj[addsig]
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    Sounds like a good idea. Only one bad thing. Its not wide enough. The CJ has a skinnier stance than the 87 and up wranglers. Find a 87 - 89 Cherokee rear end out of a 4.0L most have DANA 44s in them. Thats what I got mine out of and I only had to move the shock mounts and srping perches had to come in a little.[addsig]

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    how can you tell if the 87 -89 cherokee has the dana 45. if not all came out with this rear. how to tell . vin # ?.....odax 8-) [addsig]

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    the 35 diff cover is much more round than a 44. a 44 is more square....kinda like a small lookin D60[addsig]
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    somebody posted a link the other day to a site that had drawings and told how to identify different axles... anybody remember what it was??

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    axle ID
    here ya go[addsig]
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    axle ID 2[addsig]
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    ok here is one more
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