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    Default D44s into my 97 TJ

    Ok I have a line on 2 44s for my TJ. Since I'm new to the whole Jeep mod thing I need the help from the experts. Will the following work under my 97 TJ?

    -78' Wagoneer Dana 44, front Disc brakes w/Ford F150 hubs and rotors for
    5x5.5 with open diff and 3.07's (60 7/8" WMS)
    -76' Scout II Dana 44, Rear Drum brakes, 5x5.5 with open Diff and (58
    5/8" WMS)

    The price is GREAT, they are local and with the sale of my 30 & 35 I can probably get some lockers for them. With my savings here I can buy 5 on 4.5 Axles and mounts to make them fit in the TJ. I just need to know other than new mounts if these will work.

    All and any info is greatly appreciated!

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    In order to mount these in a TJ you will need Bracket Kits. They will run you about $250 for the rear and in the $400 neighborhood for the front. You will have to have some decent welding and fabbing skills. You will also need new rims the waggys were 5x5 1/2 I beleive (some were 6 x 5 1/2) Truely putting these axles in your jeep will cost you quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    In order to mount these in a TJ you will need Bracket Kits. They will run you about $250 for the rear and in the $400 neighborhood for the front. You will have to have some decent welding and fabbing skills. You will also need new rims the waggys were 5x5 1/2 I beleive (some were 6 x 5 1/2) Truely putting these axles in your jeep will cost you quite a bit.
    Welding and Fab is right up my alley, 18yrs Machinist/Welder in the AF. I would swap the axles out if possible. Width wise will these work?

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    They are the same width as a stock TJ axle MAYBE an inch or so wider but for the width you won't notice much of a difference.
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    Thanks Fred!

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    Any time. For the ammount of $$ this swap would cost you may be better off with a Ford 8.8 in the rear and the D44 front
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    Im goin with dana 60's front a rear then goin to run HMMWV rims hehhee
    The grunt in me run it till it breaks then get a wrench to fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Any time. For the ammount of $$ this swap would cost you may be better off with a Ford 8.8 in the rear and the D44 front
    screw the damm 8.8 it is still a c clip axle! why don't people understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it will cost you the same (oooohhh disk brakes you can do that with the 44 also)
    you are on the right path with the waggys depending on the year the bolt pattern will be different ford hubs will work to get them to a 5 on 5.5 moser engeneering will redrill any drum or axle for bout $60 a pair they can fill the holes too! I'll take a bit of work (in the same boat right now) whatever you deside have fun and good luck!
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    check out treks (tnt customs) for their truss / bracket kits, they will cream your pants
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