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What year Cherokee has Dana 44?

What year Cherokee has Dana 44?

XJ Cherokee/Wagoneer: 1987-1989 (some say up until 1990) XJ Cherokees with the Tow Package sometimes came with the Dana 44 rear axle. These are now hard to come by because of Wrangler and Cherokee owners using them to upgrade their weak Dana 35s and because it’s an easy bolt-in swap for Cherokees and Wranglers.

How do I know if I have a Dana 44?

There are a few things that can help you tell if the axle is a Dana 35 or a Dana 44. The easiest way to tell these axles apart is to look at the shape of the differential cover. The Dana 35 cover is pretty much perfectly round. The Dana 44 is sort of a six-sided shape.

How do I identify Dana differentials?

To figure out exactly what axle you have, you can look for the Dana stamped bill of materials number. This stamped number can usually be found on the righthand side or on the longer axletube on the same side of the tube as the differential cover, facing the rear of the truck.

How do you tell if you have a Dana 60?

The easiest way to tell them apart is by looking at the size of the center section. Because of the way larger ring gear on the Dana 60 the center section is noticeably larger. The center section on a Dana 60 has a noticeable cutout for the larger gears. The Dana 60 axle will typically have larger brakes as well.

How do I know if I have a Dana 70?

The only way to know for sure is to check the BOM number. It is a 6 digit number, typically starting with a 6, stamped into the axle tube just to the right of the diff, when looking at the cover. Go to and look it up to see what you’ve got.

Are Dana 60 and Dana 70 carriers the same?

It can be identified by its straight axle tubes, 10 bolt asymmetrical cover, and a “70” cast in to the housing and is visually similar to the Dana 60. Both front and rear axle variations were first offered in 1957. The Dana 70 is generally regarded to have more strength than a Dana 60 but not as much as a Dana 80.

How can you tell the difference between a Dana 60 and a 70?

The Dana 60 has a 9.75″ ring gear, while Dana 70 has a 10.5″ ring gear. Dana 60 axles are available in front and rear fitments; Dana 70s are more likely to be rear, but front axle Dana 70 axles exist (International used them, as did Dodge for a time)

What is the difference between Dana 70 and 80?

Dana 80’s are made as full floating, rear axles only and are step up in overall strength compared to the Dana 70. The Dana 80 has a GAWR up to 11,000 pounds (5,000 kg), however it is common practice among manufacturers to derate Dana 80’s.

How much HP can a Dana 80 handle?

A Dana 80 front axle without the adjustable knuckles will run about $6,240.

What vehicles came with a Dana 80?

Ford was the first company to use the Dana 80; it is used mostly in trucks with dual rear wheels with the exception being some Dodge 2500’s and select Ford F-350’s. The Dana 80 has a gross weight rating up to 11,000 lbs, however it is common practice among manufacturers to derate Dana 80’s.