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Unread 08-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Dana 44/60 Axle Swap

So ive had my jeep for about a year and a half now and a axle swap was always on the plan of upgrades and in just the past 3 weeks have i came up with the axles that i liked. the donor vehicle is a Ford F250 Ranger which is also donating its T-18 and NP 205 to the cause Heres what i have so far ive got the back axle out and the Dana 60 bolted in for test fit and hae the front out and the Dana 44 tore apart for rebuilding

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Unread 08-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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i cant upload pics help please?
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Unread 08-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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I opened an image shack account and upload all my pics to that. Then figured out how to get them to show up properly on the forum . It's a bit of a challenge but is possible.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 05:27 AM   #4
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i cant upload pics help please?
I think you have to have a certain amount of posts to upload pics. A Mod should be along shortly to verify.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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I like photobucket. Once you get pics there you just post the links to pics. No pics are uploaded to this site.
But you do need 50 post I think to upload on here.
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what size tire do you plan to run. A dana 60 hangs down real low!
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Unread 08-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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what size tire do you plan to run. A dana 60 hangs down real low!
It doesn't hang down as bad as your saying Ritch, I want to say its only around 3/4 of and inch differnece, if that. But what you gain is a ton more in stregnth over a 44, notice I said over a 44.

Op what size tires are you planing on? I know the axle's you pulled are from a 3/4 ton truck in the offorad world that front is really not as strong as you think.
They still use tha same 297 U-joints as a dana 30 and about that same stub, so really your tire limit satys in the 36-37" range max. Yes Chrome shafts put you in the some what safe zone of maybe 38's, but its the rear that now become's the issue.
The stock 30 spline shafts in the rear can't handle alot of hard beatins with 38's.
And depending on the year Ford doner truck they could have the small boar spindle's wich need to be board out to except 35 spline shafts.

This is why you allway see me asking tire size first. That sets the limit up, 37's your safe with stock stuff, chrome shafts would be nice in the front but stock one's can work.
38"+ a 44 won't last long and the 60 rear is on its tire limit. This is why most hold out for a 60/14 bolt. They can run in a stock form up to about 42's for the front and 44's for the rear, after that chrom shafts are needed.

Again whats the tire size?

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Unread 08-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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My hope is to run the 37in military take offs but for now i just have some 32s to get me around till i get the money. and thanks for the upload info i guess i better start posting
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Unread 08-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #9
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Upgrade the stock 44 shafts to Chromoly.
I broke the stock shafts the first time out with a ARB and 35 inch tires.
I am now running 36 inch bias Iroks with upgraded shafts with no problems.
I run Spicer u joints and swap them out every two years. They hold up well but there is no grease left in the caps.
If I was going to do it all over I would go with CV axle set.
By the time you buy the Chromoly axles, and the ujoints you are pretty close to the price of the CVs.
http://completeoffroad.com/c-62666-d...axle-kits.html
Yes I would run them with 37 inch tires. Which depending on what tire you run are pretty close to my Iroks.
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Oh and if you get a photobucket account and post the link one of us will post the pictures for you.
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its just got lockout hubs but i probably wont do anything to it till i break it and i just got some Duralast u joints and packed them with grease im guestimating them at lasting around 2 years
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its just got lockout hubs but i probably wont do anything to it till i break it and i just got some Duralast u joints and packed them with grease im guestimating them at lasting around 2 years
Do you plan on running a locker? What kind?
I run Warn Prem. lockouts on mine and have not had any problems with them.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #14
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I dont in the front it just has Warn hubs. and the 60 has Posi
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Unread 08-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #15
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Just starting to take it apart

60 test fitted in
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