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A friend of mine just bouthe a rear end out of a Grand that was suppose to be a 8.8 .Ive never seen to many rear ends with an aluminum center section .Been told to stay away from the d44 but From what Ive seen it dont look like the 44 in my xj What Could it be by the way it has a 5 on 5 bolt pattern. With disk breaks.
 

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The D-44a is not the best 44 out there... VERY little aftermarket support(virtually none), an Aluminum center section so you can't weld the tubes in.
 

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If it's a D44A (which one would assume), it is total junk. Internals are a glorified D35. The aluminum centre isn't a great idea for wheeling either. As whowey said, you can't weld the tubes to it. The best a guy could do is put more bolts in it. But it's still a risk for cracking. Also, the tubes are total junk too (more D35 stuff, basically).
 

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The D-44a is not the best 44 out there... VERY little aftermarket support(virtually none), an Aluminum center section so you can't weld the tubes in.
X2, the main reason for the 44a to not be popular is because of its limited aftermarket support. Honestly I would sell it and look more.
 

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I've got the 44a as well...I'm going to use it until it dies. I probably wont fix it then, I'll be looking for an upgrade at that point...
 

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The ONLY good use might be to steal the disc brake stuff off of it and use it to convert a Non-Disc D-44 with.....
 

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If it's a D44A (which one would assume), it is total junk. Internals are a glorified D35. The aluminum centre isn't a great idea for wheeling either. As whowey said, you can't weld the tubes to it. The best a guy could do is put more bolts in it. But it's still a risk for cracking. Also, the tubes are total junk too (more D35 stuff, basically).
Your wrong on the over glorified D35 internals. What it has is a D60 pinion and D44 ring gear. The center section on it is the very same used in Gen I Dodge Vipers. Strong, but like said very little if any after market support..
 
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