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Old 11-11-2010, 03:03 PM
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Found a 78 ford pick up with a dana 44 in good shape, its a drum axle, so I would have to swap discs onto it but is it the right width to swap into my ranger? He wants 100 bucks for it!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:14 PM
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Found a 78 ford pick up with a dana 44 in good shape, its a drum axle, so I would have to swap discs onto it but is it the right width to swap into my ranger? He wants 100 bucks for it!
nope its a full width. and even though it sounds like a great deal, youll probably be better off re-building it if you got it
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:10 PM
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I appretiate that, so for my options I can pull a 44 off an 80s wagoneer or an eary bronco. Any other options? I don't want a 30 or 35
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:17 PM
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I appretiate that, so for my options I can pull a 44 off an 80s wagoneer or an eary bronco. Any other options? I don't want a 30 or 35
yes, mine is out of an early bronco. and im almost positive the last few years that jeep made the cherokee, it had a d44 front axle. and good choice staying away from the 30
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:41 AM
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Found a 78 ford pick up with a dana 44 in good shape, its a drum axle, so I would have to swap discs onto it but is it the right width to swap into my ranger? He wants 100 bucks for it!
If its from a 78 then it would have disk brakes, so its either not a 78 or someone in a drunken stuper swapped drums onto it. It would also be Fullwidth so around 5-6" wider then your stock setup.

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yes, mine is out of an early bronco. and im almost positive the last few years that jeep made the cherokee, it had a d44 front axle. and good choice staying away from the 30
Grand Wagoneers had D44 fronts (80-91ish were Driversdrop which would work for a ranger SAS), the Cherokee (XJ) has never had a factory D44 front axle.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:55 PM
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If its from a 78 then it would have disk brakes, so its either not a 78 or someone in a drunken stuper swapped drums onto it. It would also be Fullwidth so around 5-6" wider then your stock setup.



Grand Wagoneers had D44 fronts (80-91ish were Driversdrop which would work for a ranger SAS), the Cherokee (XJ) has never had a factory D44 front axle.
u sure about the xj? im almost positive it did...
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:50 AM
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u sure about the xj? im almost positive it did...
100%. XJ's never had a D44 front axle. Certain XJ's got a D44 rear axle, instead of the D35. But that was only certain year's that had the tow package.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:14 AM
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100%. XJ's never had a D44 front axle. Certain XJ's got a D44 rear axle, instead of the D35. But that was only certain year's that had the tow package.
ahhh yes, i got the rear and front mixed up. i knew they had a 44 just coulnt remember front or rear
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:07 AM
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go with a 9 inch. they are by far the best axles in the world
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:52 AM
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go with a 9 inch. they are by far the best axles in the world
i would have to disagree. 14 bolt for the rear is the way to go, there bullet proof
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:56 AM
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14 bolt? who makes it and why is it better?

ps most all racecars (including NASCAR) use a 9 inch based rear end or a quick change that is based off of a 9 inch.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:27 AM
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14 bolt? who makes it and why is it better?

ps most all racecars (including NASCAR) use a 9 inch based rear end or a quick change that is based off of a 9 inch.
GM 14bolt, 10.5" Ring gear, Full float, 1.5" 30 spline shafts, 1.59" Pinion diameter.

Dana 70, 10.5" Ring gear, Full Float, 1.5" 35 spline shafts (23,32 spline also), 1.75 Pinion diameter.

Ford 9", 9" ring gear, Semifloat, 1.3" 31 spline shafts, 1.31 Pinion Diameter.

Both the 14bolt and the 9" have a 3rd pinion bearing for support.

Dont take this the wrong way, but just cause NASCAR uses it doesnt mean its the best axle ever. It has its positives and negatives but in the end its still a 1/2 ton axle. A 14 bolt is a 1 ton FF axle. They arent even in the same class. the major driver for a 9" rear is weight. a 14 bolt weighs in at 525-550lbs. Its a big mother.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: dana 44 question

D60 FTW in my opinion. Got FF shafts 3/4 ton and a ton lighter than a D70 or Corp 14 bolt
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:02 PM
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D60 FTW in my opinion. Got FF shafts 3/4 ton and a ton lighter than a D70 or Corp 14 bolt
Its not a ton lighter. Its marginally lighter but the shafts suck. For the price of a D70 or 14bolt the D60 is a waste.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:15 AM
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i see. but a 1 ton axle wont fit under a ranger. it will be a several inches wider than stock and be a bit heavy.

ps. some 9 inches are full floating. mainly the ones used for racing. the reason i said use a 9 inch is because there is almost any ratio readily available and it is plenty strong for a ranger even if it has a v8
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