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Unread 11-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Ford hp D44

Anyone on here running a HP ford d44 front with coils or coil overs? I'm looking at a hp d44 and 9 swap in my yj and my donor is a 79 f150. Just curious if anyone here has that setup.

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Unread 11-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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If you are looking to use a 79 and retain the ford suspension it can be done but so far I haven't seen one that would work any better then a leaf spring style setup. A 3 link would work better and not much more work.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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I'm already running coils on the d30 and 35 so I'll probably keep the coil setup or go to coil overs
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Unread 11-22-2013, 11:12 AM   #4
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I'm just trying to decide between keeping the ford radius arm, building a truss setup to get around the cast wedges, or retubing the d44
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Unread 11-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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I gutted my 78/79 housing and sent it to Currie.
They retube them pretty cheap.
then ran a 3 link.

I have seen a few running the Ford Radius arm type setup, most cut the arms and then built a boxed sheet metal arm that was slightly longer and had more angle to it so the brackets didn't have to hang way down below the frame rail.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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Thank you Thean. I'll check out currie
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If you plan to throw all the internals away and have the housing retubed then just buy a prebuilt axle assembly.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #8
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You might also search this in the XJ section. This is a pretty common setup on their rigs.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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If I end up deciding to retube I'll probably do it myself. No sense paying someone else to do what I can do myself. Yeah I've been looking at a lot of the xj stuff too. Thanks for the input guys. Thean do you have pics of your setup?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 08:52 PM   #10
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I just reused everything. Minus the stock tubes and cast sections.
Didn't change any width so shafts were a drop in and OEM replacements work.
If you have the time to press out the tubes and press in some new ones, that's the way I would go.
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