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Old 05-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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dana 44???

I am looking to do an axle swap with my YJ will a d44 stand up to 37s

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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i am lookin to do a d44 up front with a d60 in the rear. what would be a good donor to find the d44? i already have a source to get the d60.

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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I would look at the Wagoneer D44s or Early Bronco D44's since they are a stronger then the Jeep ones and some are a tad wider as well.

As far as holding up to 37's yes they can, but alot of it will come down to how you wheel it and how heavy you are on the gas pedal.

The RCV front axle shafts will help with strength and if you gusset the D44 it will help. The Ball Joints will be the area to watch.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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we dont have rocks or anything like that i will mostly be doing mud pits with the occational obstacle. how early of a bronco should i look for?
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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we dont have rocks or anything like that i will mostly be doing mud pits with the occational obstacle. how early of a bronco should i look for?
76-77 bronco, f100, f150
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78-79 f250

the 1/2 ton version will give you 5 on 5 1/2, the outer diameter tube is the same as a d30 but the tube wall thickness should be 1/2"

The 3/4 ton version is 8 lug and the tube diameter is 3 inches, has 1/2" thick wall tubing and dual piston calipers, you want 17s or so to clear the brakes.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:10 PM   #6
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76-77 bronco, f100, f150
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78-79 f250

the 1/2 ton version will give you 5 on 5 1/2, the outer diameter tube is the same as a d30 but the tube wall thickness should be 1/2"

The 3/4 ton version is 8 lug and the tube diameter is 3 inches, has 1/2" thick wall tubing and dual piston calipers, you want 17s or so to clear the brakes.
so is the only difference the lug pattern???
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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No, tube diameter, brakes, the things I listed already

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