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Old January 16th, 2019, 10:46
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Looking for a vehicle with a wide D44 Rear Axle

Over the years my XJ has evolved. I am running D44's front and rear. The front is a full width axle, while the rear is a normal width XJ D44 running a 2" spacer on each side.

This puts a large strain on the axles and I set out to reduce it. I have a clean D44 housing and I was going to widen it 6 inches to better match the front. The issue is getting replacement axles. I really don't need the super high strength ($$$$) Chromo axles. The standard grade would suffice. The question is... does anybody know of a standard application vehicle that has a wider track? I could match my width to that track or cut down the axles a bit if necessary and could get the axles for probably $175 a piece, or way less from a junk yard, instead of $300+ a piece.
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Old January 26th, 2019, 05:10
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Re: Looking for a vehicle with a wide D44 Rear Axle

Im not sure on the numbers, but I know a JK Wrangler rear Dana 44 is wider than the XJ.
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Old January 26th, 2019, 08:15
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Re: Looking for a vehicle with a wide D44 Rear Axle

I actually scored an empty D44 housing and I am going to widen it. I also found chromo axles that are extra long so you can cut them to length.

I am looking for a D44 carrier for 4.56's with spider gears if anybody has one from an upgrade.
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Old January 29th, 2019, 07:16
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Re: Looking for a vehicle with a wide D44 Rear Axle

ford offered the 8.8 in full width.
but id suggest a 9. parts are super common, an aftermarket third is super beefy.
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