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Unread 05-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Dana 44

I am running a 96 LT1 with a dana 44 will it hold up?

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Unread 05-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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That's only 1 piece of the puzzle. Tire size? Trans? Gearing? How will jeep bee used?
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Unread 05-05-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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Sorry new here and to the jeep thing 33x12.5 tire, 4.10 gearing with locker, mostly street driving some dune riding
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Unread 05-05-2014, 07:04 AM   #4
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And the tranny is a 4l60e. If you need more info let me know thanks
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Unread 05-05-2014, 07:19 AM   #5
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Still a few missing bits of info. What axles? 30 spline or something bigger? If the axles are 30 spline, it will depend on your driving habits, but they can last behind some pretty healthy small blocks running 33-12.5's and 4.10's if the rig is light and there is a little restraint with the right foot.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I don't have any idea what spline axle is in the d44. This is more of a budget question to see if I need to put a little away for a new axle any time soon. So better safe than sorry and will put some $ away. Thanks
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Unread 05-11-2014, 12:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I don't have any idea what spline axle is in the d44. This is more of a budget question to see if I need to put a little away for a new axle any time soon. So better safe than sorry and will put some $ away. Thanks
Is it the stock jeep dana 44? I'm not sure how relevant it is but the grands have d44a and Dakotas should have d44 and v8 granted the lt1 might have a bit more juice than the jeep/dodge v8. I think you'd be fine with the d44. With your engine combo an upgrade wouldn't hurt
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Unread 05-12-2014, 04:20 PM   #8
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Thanks aagill225 that adds a little more confidence to my mind. I have come to the terms and agree that an upgrade will have to happen. Don't know when or what... But for now I will continue to rock the d44.

Also I have no clue as to what d44 is under the jeep. I bought it as is. It has no problems no issues, I just think the axle is the weakest link. Well maybe the optispark!

Thanks again
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Unread 05-12-2014, 06:21 PM   #9
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Thanks aagill225 that adds a little more confidence to my mind. I have come to the terms and agree that an upgrade will have to happen. Don't know when or what... But for now I will continue to rock the d44. Also I have no clue as to what d44 is under the jeep. I bought it as is. It has no problems no issues, I just think the axle is the weakest link. Well maybe the optispark! Thanks again
Just my thought. The ford explores use the 8.8 and have v8 too. I think (but not exactly sure) the ford axle has 31 spline and the 44 has 27
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Unread 05-13-2014, 04:01 PM   #10
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Dana 30 has 27 splines, the Dana 44 has 30 splines.
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Unread 05-13-2014, 04:24 PM   #11
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You should be fine with 33s. D44s came with many V8s in full size trucks. Also the 8.8 was mentioned, it was stock underneath almost every F150/Bronco for 15 years.
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