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Old 05-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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$750 for 2 Dana 44's???

I found a guy on craigslist with both a front and rear dana 44 for sale...both have spools, and the front has a locking super winch hub.... Is this a really good price? I was going to go looking for an 8.8 for my rear and keep my D30 up front but this might be twice as good.

Let me know what you think.

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Are they for a YJ?

Will they be on your DD? If so, spools probably arent the best idea...they can be pretty hard on parts and tires when used on the road

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I would ask a few questions.

What did they come out of?
Why did you put in spools?
What gears are in them?


$750 for a rear D44 is cheap. $750 for front and rear on CL smells bad to me. Just be careful.
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I would ask a few questions.

What did they come out of?
Why did you put in spools?
What gears are in them?


$750 for a rear D44 is cheap. $750 for front and rear on CL smells bad to me. Just be careful.
750 for just a rear d44 isnt necessarily that cheap. It would be cheap for us TJs...but I dont know what 44s run for YJs. Also, I bet you can pick up a used 44 rear at the junkyard for cheap. 750 seems reasonable for both front and rear, aftermarket front hubs and spools (even though spools are cheap). But either way, definitely ask some questions before handing over the cash...
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750 for just a rear d44 isnt necessarily that cheap. It would be cheap for us TJs...but I dont know what 44s run for YJs. Also, I bet you can pick up a used 44 rear at the junkyard for cheap. 750 seems reasonable for both front and rear, aftermarket front hubs and spools (even though spools are cheap). But either way, definitely ask some questions before handing over the cash...
I didn't see I was in the YJ forum.

I would be more concerned about the spools. That would be a nightmare to drive with both front and rear spooled.
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I didn't see I was in the YJ forum.

I would be more concerned about the spools. That would be a nightmare to drive with both front and rear spooled.
My buddy has a Samurai with a rear spool. It drives fine on the road, very predictable...just some chirping and scrubbing around corners. My worry would be the wear on the tires.

With the front spool, it would be ok, because it wont be engaged until the hubs are locked, so you wouldnt notice it on the road. It still might be a bit of a beast offroad, being kind of difficult to turn. I think that is the reason most people go selectable or auto up front.

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