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    Quote Originally Posted by XJchris98 View Post
    No new driveshaft needed. You have two options to adapt a 1310/1330 u-joint to the 8.8. Either a $38 adapter flange or swap to a traditional yoke for $~100.
    How about driveshaft length? Is the 8.8 neck the same than the D44a?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
    How about driveshaft length? Is the 8.8 neck the same than the D44a?
    I believe there is about 1/8" difference between the two. This is based on the standard D44, I'm not 100% sure if the Dana 44A has different dimensions. I would imagine they're the same. Either way it's close enough that it shouldn't be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    I donít think the 44A is much if any improvement over the WJ D35.
    At least from what I saw on the trails, they put up with a lot compared to the 35: sure it's an AL piece of poo that's c-clipped, but the biggest issue that grand group always had was tweaking the housings and bearings whining do to it, but you could always get home. That said I agree with everyone else 8.8 is the easiest swap. I dropped a TJ 44 in but they're a lot harder to find and not THAT much better. Cost wise I wish I did an 8.8, maybe then I could afford another Jeep

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverkillZJ View Post
    At least from what I saw on the trails, they put up with a lot compared to the 35: sure it's an AL piece of poo that's c-clipped, but the biggest issue that grand group always had was tweaking the housings and bearings whining do to it, but you could always get home. That said I agree with everyone else 8.8 is the easiest swap. I dropped a TJ 44 in but they're a lot harder to find and not THAT much better. Cost wise I wish I did an 8.8, maybe then I could afford another Jeep
    You are probably right, Matt. They don’t seem to die a violent death like a 35 but they don’t seem like a long term solution.

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    My biggest issue with an 8.8 swap is converting everything to work with the WJ. Coil spring mounts, control arm mounts, ABS bs, etc. it makes it a PITA to do in my driveway... I canít imagine what the cost would be to pay someone to do the swap, could probably buy a good custom bolt in unit from somewhere cheaper than paying labor on that, but I dunno? My original thoughts were to get a decent d44a setup and keep the old d35 for when I gernade the d44a... Its an old Jeep with some miles under its belt, so I canít see spending tons of $ on a big dollar axle swap that I really donít need.
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    Most of that stuff was included in the kit I linked to.

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    Well it looks like my Jeep troubles are not finished after all. My wife wanted to do some wheeling so we took a ride out to Casparis this afternoon and when I put the Jeep in 4wd it would kick out and grind under a load again... I used 4low after that and it worked fine the rest of the trip, so it looks like a transfer case issue after all. I think I’ll just find a junk yard tcase and put in it, seems like the fun never ends! Casparis was a solid sheet of ice and it was just us so we only took a small tour. We went up to the caves then drove up to the cabin at the lake and turned around, I didn’t want to get in too deep since we were alone and everything being ice up there. We definitely need to take a trip out there again sometime soon!
    2015 Silveraydo 1500 (most likely broke down at this moment)
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    2016 Suzuki King Quad 750
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