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Old 01-31-2011, 06:46 AM
HAMMY HAMMY is offline
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Just found a wrangler with front and rear dana 44s and full drivetrain minus motor for 300 dollars. Picking it up saturday!

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Old 01-31-2011, 08:46 AM
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Well hell yeah what yr Wrangler? If your getting the whole jeep thats even better

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Looking good so far! thanks for posting it man. so how do u know how to choose leaf spring size? like how did u come up with a 45 inch leaf spring?
The longet the leaf the more flex you can get out of it, also while looking at them for the front you want to keep the wheel base around the same unless your streching it. Mini frames (s10, ranger, B2, BII,etc) are around the same for all of this so yota springs (around 46in eye to eye) are good for use.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:02 AM
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It is an 82, it has no engine, but the rest is all there.

So now i just need to get those leaf springs, haha im just kinda worried that my wheels wont be in the same posistion up front. but ill shoot for the 46 eye to eye.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:15 AM
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what you do is get your axle set up with the tires on it after all the TTB is cut out roll it under to see where you need to put your shackles and front mount this wll also show where its going to rub and let you decide your pinion anxle as well though true pinion angle isnt going to be accounted for till you get all of the weight on the springs
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:22 AM
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Alright. Im excited about this. I hope that the 82 has the flat top danas. actually im going to check that out now.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:00 AM
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Pretty sure they dont think they only came on the full size 44s gunna have to have seem sent in to be milled, I warn you now you will be dumping money into this in order to do it right. Just in mine I had a little over 4000 invested before the "shop" I was working at decided to strip my truck and sell everything off it when iI came over here last time. But take your time and do it right if you need anything dont be afraid to ask I can walk you throught it the best I can and answer whatever you may need or can get a answer for you. Dont throw a bunch of crap togather and call it good,
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:18 PM
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alright sounds good thanks alot man. do you think i could just find a set of flat top knuckles and use those? (from a junkyard) i mean the dana 44 parts are all pretty interchangeable correct?

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:13 PM
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yep front 10bolts and 44 parts interchange
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:16 AM
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Alrighty, and do you have any ideas on gearing?
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:32 AM
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are you going to be running it on the street with the stock motor (what motor do you have)

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Street- in the rear I would run a 4.88 with 35's L/S or a selectable locker Front- 4.88 you can leave it open or put a selectable locker i here as well

Offroad- 5.13 gearset A- Weld the rear end up(poor man spool/locker bad for shafts easy to break) B- Spool C- selectable locker L/S Front- same as above
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:41 AM
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I have the 3.0 so idk it doesnt have a ton of power. Im going to be going off road alot, but i still need it to be functional on the highway

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Like i said though 35s were just a goal... so im not too heartbroken if i have to go smaller.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:45 AM
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yeah I would run a selectable locker in the rear then and the 5.13 if most of your time is going to be offroad. Aso you def need to upgrade that motor for some of the mud there in FL i have seen 52in tires with built motors get sucked in. I dont mind the 3.0 for everyday driving but unless you get a doubler and get some low end torue going it going to be a dog running a bog and spinning 35's. I would plan a 5.0 or 351 build in the near future.

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33s I would run a 4.56 to 4.88 gearset

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Old 02-01-2011, 06:48 AM
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I really was considering that. But for now im just going to get the sas on and then work from there.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:58 AM
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JW have you got this thing started yet?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:27 PM
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So this project is basically back from the dead. The day I was on my way to pick up the Dana's got called into work at the last minute. Then they were sold by the time I had a day off. From there it was pretty much one thing after another. Things are all squared away now and I'm back to being serrious about doing this. Given now I am much busier, so this won't be a prompt build by anymeans, but i'll be plugging away at it when I can. I will say though that rereading this thread has made me glad I asked in the first place. So once again I want to thank all of you for the information, and I dont want any of you to feel that I was just wasting your time.
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