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Old 01-09-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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real short this time!!!!

i need a run down of dana44 axles that fit the same size as the jeeps. so i can go to a junk yard and scoop em up.

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Old 01-10-2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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late 70's waggoneers fronts, some tj rears, or if you're rollling in moola rubicon axles...already locked and ready to rock!

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Old 01-10-2008, 06:47 AM   #3
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late 70's waggoneers fronts, some tj rears, or if you're rollling in moola rubicon axles...already locked and ready to rock!


Man, we own Jeeps, how can we be rolling in moola???
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:51 AM   #4
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87-89 XJ rears also
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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a tj axel will be set up for coil springs..go looking for a ford explorer 95 and up it came with an 8.8 and disc brakes..much easier swap and stronger too~fly
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #6
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thanks fly, will the leaf perches be on top or bottom? (i need bottom)
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:54 PM   #7
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they are on bottom, but will need to be cut off and then re-welded..or just a new set of perches welded, but it is still, much easier then removing the coil perch and all the arm brackets from a tj, also, only the rubicons came with a 44 anyway..now some of the comanche, pick ups, came with a 44 and are under slung..a direct bolt up, but they are hard to find..and havinging new perches on an 8.8 are not that hard and the correct pinion angle can be set-plus disc brakes..
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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gotcha, so i'll look for a explorer 8.8 now thats the rear what for the front? will i use the explorers front?
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:09 AM   #9
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no, the explorers are ifs, and dont forget the 8.8 is off center between the perches so you are going to have to remount the perches anyhow.

as far as the tj's, my friends x package has a 44 rear, so there are some.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #10
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how big of a tire are you planning to run? the d30 is strong enough to run a 35" tire..
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its not so much the tire, but it will be 35's or 38's. im more concerned about the chevy 350 shredding the d30. what do you mean ifs? i want the easiest solution cuz i want to move on to other mods... so rear...d44 from ford explorer, front d? from a...?thanks.
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its not so much the tire, but it will be 35's or 38's. im more concerned about the chevy 350 shredding the d30. what do you mean ifs? i want the easiest solution cuz i want to move on to other mods... so rear...d44 from ford explorer, front d? from a...?thanks.
ifs - independent front susp.

8.8 from a 95 or newer ford exploder.

or just go full size like me....cheby 350 w/ 350 trans, 205 case, 44 front and 14 bolt rear.

mine p.o.s. is a trailer queen though and not a D.D.
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just to clarify the rear out of an explorer is not a d44 but it is just as strong
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Are you wanting to go full width or staying the wheelbase width you already have?
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:23 AM   #15
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the ford has an 8.8..you have a v-8 in your rig and are planning to run a 37" tire??? i now suggest going spring over and an even bigger set of axels..at least a d44 in front and a ford 9" in the rear..with 5" underslung springs, 1" over shackles and a 1" bl, you will barely clear a 37" tire..and with the v-8, you will break lots of equip..plan to go big with everything..maybe even full width waggy axels..
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i want to stay as close to the wheel base im currently at..stock width. fly's~yj- you lost me w/ that info...i currently have a 4" suspension. i dont want to throw it away just to do a spring over. why cant i just use a d44 ifs, and an 8.8 in the rear with my current 4" lift and add a 2" BL and 1" lift shackles??? that should clear a 37" tire. I cant put my current leafs over the axle and still be stable can i?
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #17
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ok, correction im not using ifs---duhso no one has told me what to use up front......why is this so hard???? i just dont know or i wouldnt ask! so someone just tell me what to look for already!?! 350 motor/ 350 trans/ 8.8 ford rear/ now what the HELL UP FRONT to spin 37" tires so we can end this thread already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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and i want the same width for the fronts as the rears. would like to use the 8.8 for the rear, but what is the same mearurment for a front axle? late 70's vehicles sound like i'll never find. so more current. or if its just easier i'll go BOTH full width from a chevy truck, but that sounds (sorry to who ever has it) kinda hillbilly. i think it would look to "monster truckish" for my liking. but i understand i need strength. so what has a d44 front end, other than 70's models, at the same or just as close to the ford 8.8?
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:23 PM   #19
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hell at this point, how involved/expensive is it to use a tj axle and swap my front end into a coil over? i just stirred a bee's nest im sure... cuz then i'll get 8" coils and do a spring over in the back w/ the 8.8 (i can use my 4" rear springs on top cant i?) w/ a fifth link to help stablize?
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #20
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Expensive.

I have 1991 Waggy axles under my rig. I have run 37" boggers, and 37" Red Label Krawlers on them both. All have 4340 shafts and u-joints.

The waggy axles are not bolt in. No axle truly is. But the D44's from a waggy (or a front d44 from something similar, i.e. early model F250, Scout) will fit.

Steering will have to be addressed, as well as the position of the leaf spring perches. If you go Scout, you will eventually have to cut/ rotate the inner "C's" to get the correct caster. Bolt-pattern: F250 are 8-lug, Waggy are 6x5.5, and so are Scout IIRC.

I went Waggy with Ford outers on the front and custom shafts on the rear, to run a 5x5.5 bolt pattern. And these axles have held up under competition.
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the early model f250 is about all i'd have access to in michigan, so what like mid-to late 80's then could i use the front and rears from the same f250?

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