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    Default Waggy Dana 44's under an XJ

    Anyone done it?

    I scored a set of Wagoneer Dana 44's in a swap for a fold and tumble YJ rear seat

    I needed an open carrier for the Scout II D44 I want to stick under my CJ, but the Waggy 44's have 3:31 gears (carrier is the wrong one for 4:10's)

    And the Waggy front is a driver side drop.
    I've heard of it being done, and will be researching the NAXJA forums on the swap, just curious if anyone here has done it, and has any advice/do's/don'ts etc.

    Thanks!

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    Can be done two ways. You can either leave it Leaf Sprung and convert the XJ to Leafs up front or you can buy the Coil Bracket kit and weld it onto the D44. Either way it is a good Mod because they are the same width as your stock axles BUT if you do the front do the rear too because it is a different bolt pattern
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    Nothing to kit. You can buy or fab a front mount kit and a set of spring pads for the rear and your on your way. The axles are just about the same width as stock. I'd leave them 6 bolt as chevy 6 bolt wheels are everywhere. I'm doing a waggy front and chevy rear on my CJ rite now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    .......... and convert the XJ to Leafs up front or.............
    Just heard about this way today, while helping out my buddy get his new (to him) '98 XJ home.

    I like the idea!!

    I don't mind the 6 bolt pattern either, and since I have both axles, why not?

    I like the idea of having lock outs on an axle, just 'ol' skool' I guess


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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    Anyone done it?

    I scored a set of Wagoneer Dana 44's in a swap for a fold and tumble YJ rear seat

    I needed an open carrier for the Scout II D44 I want to stick under my CJ, but the Waggy 44's have 3:31 gears (carrier is the wrong one for 4:10's)

    And the Waggy front is a driver side drop.
    I've heard of it being done, and will be researching the NAXJA forums on the swap, just curious if anyone here has done it, and has any advice/do's/don'ts etc.

    Thanks!

    HB
    I geared up to 4:10's with thick gears and was able to re-use the carrier. I'm running 33's and love it.
    Check this out to see what gears are in your Wagon Dana 44's
    http://www.ifsja.org/tech/axle/axleid.html
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