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Old 12-05-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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d44 ?

I have a chance to get a detroit locker for a dana44 which will replace my spool its out of a IH SII rear Dana 44 housing
so that should fit my d44 right (I think its the same) I have the MJ d44
Its a 30 spline locker

I'll be getting the d44 empty housing no axles no gears and the detroit for like $100

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Yeah boss that will work out just fine for you. As long as the locker is for the same numerical set of your gearing you'll be fine. I think the case break on the D44 is 3.73. So if you have 3.92 or numerically higher and that locker is also then golden.

So are you going to be selling your spool?

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Old 12-06-2007, 04:10 PM   #3
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So are you going to be selling your spool?
if I get the locker I will be selling the spool It's a good cheap way to lock up the rear until you can afford an ARB or other

yeah I didn't know what I was thinking last night just tired and to many paint fumes I guess

he seid the detroit was for 3.92 and higher so it should be fine since I have 4.56
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how did you like the spool. any downsides to it (offroad). im aware of tire wear and squeeling on road.....
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if I get the locker I will be selling the spool It's a good cheap way to lock up the rear until you can afford an ARB or other

yeah I didn't know what I was thinking last night just tired and to many paint fumes I guess

he seid the detroit was for 3.92 and higher so it should be fine since I have 4.56
Well I'm probably going to be in the market for a spool in my 44 very soon. Heep is about to be retired from daily life.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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how did you like the spool. any downsides to it (offroad). im aware of tire wear and squeeling on road.....
I do like the spool
It is great off road on road you get alot of tire scrub but it wont let you down offroad
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Well I'm probably going to be in the market for a spool in my 44 very soon. Heep is about to be retired from daily life.
after I get this locker (if I get this locker he doesnt sell it before I get a hold of him)
and I put it in I'll let you know about the spool
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Not being a smart ass, just a question?

Why not save the money for building a 60 of some sort?

You do wheel pretty hard, that said a 60 would serve you better for the future, prolly wouldn't fail ever and would keep your rig streetable no matter how tall you decided to go without a spool?

My next mods will be a Solid 60 rear and then a reverse cut 44 for the front so I can get a real high steer out of the conversion.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:42 AM   #9
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the only problem with a 60 is I must go to 38's anything smaller you get stuck on the diffs to much
(that's just what I see with everyone running the D60 with 37's or smaller)

I would take the crd60 though since its the most high clearance D60 you can get
I cant afford to run that so I'll just stick to what I got. It works with 35's and I dont want to go any bigger

(If I want a trail rig I'll buy one that someone else has already put the money into that way he takes the lost and I get a capable rig and dont have to spend as much money for it)
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Not being a smart ass, just a question?

Why not save the money for building a 60 of some sort?

You do wheel pretty hard, that said a 60 would serve you better for the future, prolly wouldn't fail ever and would keep your rig streetable no matter how tall you decided to go without a spool?

My next mods will be a Solid 60 rear and then a reverse cut 44 for the front so I can get a real high steer out of the conversion.
Rock, you've hit my nail right on the head. I am doing this, as well and just putting enough money into the current drivetrain to keep it happy and wheelable while i build up some dual dana 30's and get my FOOODIES.
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I know you ment Dana60's
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I know you ment Dana60's
Yeah, Dual Dana 30's. One for each tire.
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Super super 30 kit eh?
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Super super 30 kit eh?
Yup, one that increase the tubes, ring gear, shafts, everything.

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