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Old July 6th, 2006, 14:05
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Swapping in Mj d44.

Has anybody here done this? I know i need new brackets. What about rear driveshaft. I currently run a Tw driveshaft. Is this a worth while swap from a 8.25 29 spline.

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Old July 6th, 2006, 14:25
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

A D44 is only a negligible and arguable strength upgrade from a 8.25, but you do lose c-clips in the process. To swap into a XJ, you'll need spring perches and shock mounts. You'll be able to reuse your original driveshaft.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 15:33
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

I can pick up the axle for 150. Is it worth it...
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Old July 6th, 2006, 20:24
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

is it complete? Drum to drum?
150 I would say is average for a d44 missing brakes. for a full axle I would buy it and if you didn't use it you could probably sell it for a profit. Especially to someone with an MJ.
Wish I could find one.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 20:39
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

Yes its drum to drum. With limited slip. And now sitting in my garage.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 20:42
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

If your 8.25 is already locked and geared, I wouldn't bother with doing it again on the D44. Hell, if you have that much time on your hands you can work on my junk.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 20:42
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

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Yes its drum to drum. With limited slip. And now sitting in my garage.
Good deal. You shouldn't need a new driveshaft; if I remember correctly the pinion length on the 8.25 and D44 is pretty close.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 20:42
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

You got an awesome deal.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 21:14
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

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If your 8.25 is already locked and geared, I wouldn't bother with doing it again on the D44. Hell, if you have that much time on your hands you can work on my junk.

My 8.25 is stock. Hoping to regear this spring..
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My 8.25 is stock. Hoping to regear this spring..
I thought you had a pretty built rig... didn't do anything with the axles yet?
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Old July 6th, 2006, 22:15
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Re: Swapping in Mj d44.

The axles are stock except for the steering. My little xj is an ongoing project.
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