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you cant see it that well in this pic but mine has the x297 Ujoints which is what i hear some D44s have as well

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looks like this is one to me... lol never mind i c you did some searching.

this is why i got mine from a cherokee (XJ)
yea lol, after looking on google, I found a whole bunch of sites titling..Broken CV joint!..yea,thats what they're good for
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you cant see it that well in this pic but mine has the x297 Ujoints which is what i hear some D44s have as well
Yep, some xj's and all tj's use them as well. Much stronger than the 260X's the yj's used.
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check ebay..i got my D44 HP drivers drop everythin that im lookin for..for 66 bucks..maybe you can get lucky finding one around the south for purty cheap..
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there isnt a D44 with 5 on 4.5 that i know of, also i think its the YJ that has CVs at the knuckle.. so really no advantage to running that axle compared to the ranger IFS.

btw you wont find much of anything that will be close to the same width as our trucks... the ranger is 59" disc to disc and most jeep axles are 62"
hey zach, the newer Wrangler Rubicon's have Dana 44's up front with a 5x4.5 lug pattern.....

Steve......i would go with the same axle that Zach is putting under his truck......follow his thread since he is starting on his very soon and copy what he does....he is even got it broke out into what parts and prices you need in that list he made (on page 4 i think..)
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you cant see it that well in this pic but mine has the x297 Ujoints which is what i hear some D44s have as well

yea that is what Dana 44's and what i can run in my Dana 35......
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hey zach, the newer Wrangler Rubicon's have Dana 44's up front with a 5x4.5 lug pattern.....
The only wranglers that come with 44's in the front are the rubicon models. 03 and on if I remember right.

They are a pretty hot on the market because they come with selectable lockers from the factory.
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^^^that is what i said was the Rubicon......
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The only wranglers that come with 44's in the front are the rubicon models. 03 and on if I remember right.

They are a pretty hot on the market because they come with selectable lockers from the factory.

and for that price you can get a 60..there expensive as crap..but comes with all the interal stuff that you would need so i guess its a good buy..but like you said yes a hot hot buy good luck on findin one for a good price..
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The only wranglers that come with 44's in the front are the rubicon models. 03 and on if I remember right.

They are a pretty hot on the market because they come with selectable lockers from the factory.

Ive heard they are junk. still not really like those D44 like the waggy had and bronco/f150 and all..

well not junk but not that much stronger than the D30... something had to do with the ring and pinion and the bearings...
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hey zach, the newer Wrangler Rubicon's have Dana 44's up front with a 5x4.5 lug pattern.....

Steve......i would go with the same axle that Zach is putting under his truck......follow his thread since he is starting on his very soon and copy what he does....he is even got it broke out into what parts and prices you need in that list he made (on page 4 i think..)

he wants leaf spring...
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Ive heard they are junk. still not really like those D44 like the waggy had and bronco/f150 and all..

well not junk but not that much stronger than the D30... something had to do with the ring and pinion and the bearings...
yea, I dont remember the details of why but they are weaker, especially with the lockers putting extra stress on it. They might even be the aluminum versions.
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not only did the rubi's have them but i believe some unlimited ones had the 44's also. bah i hate my 30 in my wj but hey it got er dun when needed :) i cant complain. i thinkn i put my jeep thru more stuff then alot of ppl would consider. and i have a few ppl on here that can vauch i have beat the hell out of it. but then again im not runnin 35s
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not only did the rubi's have them but i believe some unlimited ones had the 44's also. bah i hate my 30 in my wj but hey it got er dun when needed :) i cant complain. i thinkn i put my jeep thru more stuff then alot of ppl would consider. and i have a few ppl on here that can vauch i have beat the hell out of it. but then again im not runnin 35s
THe unlimited non rubicon wranglers had a rear d44 but not a front d44, the Rubicon is the only wrangler to get the front D44. But its been covered alot that the only thing that is better on the rubi d44's is the center section. The outers and everything are straight off the dana 30. and even the center is not a true d44 center as it takes special Rubicon D44 gear sets
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