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My 44 was easy to find.......

And it was cheap too.......

Came with a rear axle also..... ;)


$100 dollars for the pair......
Spent a bit more than that getting them ready to go under the Jeep however....​
 

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Do you guys get front and rear D44's or just the rear. I haven't been to a junkyard in years.
 

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good luck finding a D44 around me... its hard enough to find a XJ at a pick and pull around here
There are several and by that I mean maybe 7-8 XJ's at the Pick a Part here in Indy. I was there late this summer looking at a HP D30 axle for mine. Several XJ's were late 80's or early '90's. They want $86 for a complete axle there.:thumbsup:
 

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Most D44's I've found came in goverment models, so if your around alot of military bases and goverment agency's, you got more of a chance of finding a 44.
 

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We finally got a Pick and Pull here... its only 70 miles from my house....

When I worked in Fontana, I was SO jealous of you Cali-tards. All those Jeeps just laying around.

Rust and corrosion kill everything in the rust belt. So they just end up going to the crusher. That's the main reason you wont find much around here.
 

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We finally got a Pick and Pull here... its only 70 miles from my house....

When I worked in Fontana, I was SO jealous of you Cali-tards. All those Jeeps just laying around.

Rust and corrosion kill everything in the rust belt. So they just end up going to the crusher. That's the main reason you wont find much around here.
Now that seems like a logical explanation for why we seem to have more XJ's out here.
 

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There's no such thing a front 44 stock in an XJ....
You're right, kind of. In North America XJ's were offered with a Dana 44 only in the rear supposedly between 1987-1989, but most come out of '87s. MJ's got the same Dana 44 (only difference was that they were sprung under) until 1992 I think, but I could be wrong in that last MJ statement.

A stock front Dana 44 was offered in stock XJ's in South America. These are VERY rare, but they are out there. I'm not sure what "package" that front D44 came with, but it is documented in several places (not just Wiki) that they were made with front 44's.

Most people modify waggy 44's for the front of their XJ's. A bolt-in Dana 44 is the one out of a TJ/LJ Rubicon, but they aren't that much stronger than a stock Dana 30 because they share the same outer setup.
 

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I knew when I said that there were no stock 44s in XJ's that someone would bring up Sasquatch, Nessie, the Easter bunny or that XJ in South America that had a D44 under the front it.....

I believe that you would have the same amount of luck trying to find either one of those four in a junk yard......
Well ok, Sasquatch might be easier......


And what would Nessie be doing out of her lake?
Maybe that's why she's so hard to find in the lake, she's really at the Junk Yard!!!​
 

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I knew when I said that there were no stock 44s in XJ's that someone would bring up Sasquatch, Nessie, the Easter bunny or that XJ in South America that had a D44 under the front it.....

I believe that you would have the same amount of luck trying to find either one of those four in a junk yard......

I agree, but still doesn't mean they didn't/don't exist. :cheers:
 
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