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View Poll Results: what differential should i put into it
I heard of people putting a "ford 8.8" into it. 0 0%
I can have someone make a specialized differential. 1 100.00%
I want it to hold up to the most extreme off road. 0 0%
The differential needs to be a bolt on. I don't really want to do any cutting of the axles. 0 0%
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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my differential

i have a dana 35 on my 93' jeep wrangler. There is 33" tires on the axles. I have broken it several times off roading. First it was the differential it self, so i drove home in front wheel drive. The second time it was the left axle. Since it is a c-clip axle, the axle came out of the side. That time i was dragged to the highway where a tow truck picked me up. I was wondering if there was any kind of swap i could do stop it from breaking.

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I would have a 9" Ford custom built for that application.I don't know the width you need but it is possible they make one the right width already. Someone posted a chart here not to long ago for 9" widths and the vehicles they came in.
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won't a Dana 44 from a Cherokee fit?

You could also find a rear end from An AMC Jeep CJ, they used Corporate AMC 20 rear ends.
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Doesn't the XJ Dana44 have axle retainers instead of C-clips?
Check here>
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...uildup/D44.htm

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/
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XJ D44s are extremely rare! Ford Explorer Axles might fit, and are 8.8". You'd need to do a little mount modding, but they should be okay (you'll have to cut and weld the mounts, but not the axle housings or axles themselves). I think they are a little narrower than XJ axles. Full size Jeep Grand Wagoneer axles should fit, and are D44s.

Unless you find some XJ D44s you're not going to find totally bolt in axle.
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