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Unread 12-05-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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d44 and d60

so after going through an axle shaft and having my hub break apart yesterday i want to upgrade the axles. a buddy of mine has a front d44 and a rear d60 im wondering whose done either one of those swaps and how hard they were

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Unread 12-05-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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can you research?

can you set up gears?

can you measure?

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What D44 front? If its' the Ford HP D44 it's been done and there's a short cut for getting the brackets on.

The D60 hangs LOW.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 09:08 PM   #4
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What D44 front? If its' the Ford HP D44 it's been done and there's a short cut for getting the brackets on.

The D60 hangs LOW.

might be different for full floaters but my dana 60-2 hangs down a tad over 1/2" as compared to my 44.

even if i measured wrong, i seem to drag my diff on the same rocks as i have my old 44
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so after going through an axle shaft and having my hub break apart yesterday i want to upgrade the axles. a buddy of mine has a front d44 and a rear d60 im wondering whose done either one of those swaps and how hard they were
If you're going to go through all the work and expense of swaping both axles then you might as well get a Ford high pinion front D44, and be prepared to spend a fair amount of money.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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might be different for full floaters but my dana 60-2 hangs down a tad over 1/2" as compared to my 44.

even if i measured wrong, i seem to drag my diff on the same rocks as i have my old 44
Yep, I have 11 3/4 inches from the pavement to the bottom of my front D44, and 11 1/8 inches at the D60 rear. Not really that much of a difference.
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Is there a difference in the housing size between a FF and the SF D60s out there?
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Unread 12-06-2007, 08:10 AM   #8
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yeah i can cut weld and all of that stuff..im getting surgery on my knee and will be out of school for 4-6 weeks and i think this is the project i want to do..i want to attempt the soft top but this is much easier to get out of if i do something wrong
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Unread 12-06-2007, 01:26 PM   #9
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Yep, I have 11 3/4 inches from the pavement to the bottom of my front D44, and 11 1/8 inches at the D60 rear. Not really that much of a difference.

It may not seem like much but 5/8" of clearance can be the difference in making a line or getting hung up.

Weight is another consideration in the d60 vs d44 decision.

I wouldn't use a D60 unless my tires are over 36" (or you wheel like a maniac)and I planned on doing a fair amount of strengthening to the unibody.
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It may not seem like much but 5/8" of clearance can be the difference in making a line or getting hung up.

Weight is another consideration in the d60 vs d44 decision.

I wouldn't use a D60 unless my tires are over 36" (or you wheel like a maniac)and I planned on doing a fair amount of strengthening to the unibody.
5/8" doesn't seem like alot when im wheeling.

with all 4 tires turning, chances are one of those tires is gonna want to pull your ramp-shaped differential over that rock that's 5/8" too tall.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 04:41 PM   #11
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5/8" doesn't seem like alot when im wheeling.

with all 4 tires turning, chances are one of those tires is gonna want to pull your ramp-shaped differential over that rock that's 5/8" too tall.

That's if you shave it, unshaved it will get hung up...
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Unread 12-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #12
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Is it possible to adapted a tj or other jeep front diff to my xj. How difficult is it?
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