Dana 44 vs 8.25

    • 2 different axles.

      Just do an image search in google to see the differences in the diff cover.

      D44 have 8-5/8 ring gear and r 30-33 spline depending on what they r out of

      Chrysler 8.25 has an 8.25 ring gear and i think r 28 spline.
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    • The XJ 8.25 axles were either 27 or 29spl depending on the year. Those had larger axle tubes, so were considered almost equal in strength to a D44, trading the gears and shafts vs the build strength of the 8.25. A D44 is still stronger and more desirable though.

      I'm not really familiar with the Commander specs, but it should have 29spline shafts, 3" axle tubes and the possibility of a factory e-locker or limited slip, in addition to being set up for control arms.
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    • Yea it looks to be limited slip. My wonder was would I need to buy a weld on bracket kit. Plus like is it worth building up the 8.25 over like a 8.8 or D44.

      It does have control brackets as you stated and it shows the spec to be around 60” or so so close to TJ length. I believe this one is a 29 spline which research says is better than 27.

      Not sure what to do it all started because I need a new front axle and found this one on my search.
    • More splines is stronger, so 29 is good. A D44 or 8.8 are always better to build on for the aftermarket support, of course the 8.8 is a little narrow for a TJ, but we've dealt with it since it's often easier to find than a proper-width used D44. Sadly, I don't know if the 8.25" brackets are in the proper locations for a TJ, probably not...
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      Gone- 2012 JK Rubicon with stuff. Long gone- Long-arm 2001 Cherokee with stuff.