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Unread 08-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #16
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Check out parts mike he has really good prices on builder parts.

If it was me I would go with deadnbar.
Dedenbear inner c's and knuckles are now Reid, correct? Only Dana 60 for inner c's.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #17
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Dedenbear inner c's and knuckles are now Reid, correct? Only Dana 60 for inner c's.
I'm not sure if they got bought out or not.

As far as finding some inner c's Not sure were to look. Somebody surely sells them. They make new axles every day.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #18
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Parts mike had a D44 inner C listed on their site when I was looking at parts earlier today. They didn't list much information on them but they have always been helpful whenever I've called.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:20 AM   #19
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Crane sells inner C s. Beefy forged units. I run them with Reid knuckles. Plenty of meat to bore to 3. Inches. With all the issues I wonder if starting over with another housing would be wise.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #20
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Crane sells inner C s. Beefy forged units. I run them with Reid knuckles. Plenty of meat to bore to 3. Inches. With all the issues I wonder if starting over with another housing would be wise.
Yea I think I would start over, I myself have narrowed D44 & D60's in the past and have never had a tube leak at the diff. The last D44 I narrowed I set the pinion angle at 8deg. and the caster at 7deg. drives and handles great. I cut the axle tubes first then use a torch to split the pressed in piece in 3 pieces, after that light taps with a hammer and you have a clean inter C ready to reuse. The D44 housings from a dodge W100 1/2 ton truck work the best as the axle tubes are 1/2" thick and do not have the disconnect. 25 years of welding and fabrication I'd rather build it than buy it. At least if something goes wrong I know who to blame.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #21
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Yea I think I would start over, I myself have narrowed D44 & D60's in the past and have never had a tube leak at the diff. The last D44 I narrowed I set the pinion angle at 8deg. and the caster at 7deg. drives and handles great. I cut the axle tubes first then use a torch to split the pressed in piece in 3 pieces, after that light taps with a hammer and you have a clean inter C ready to reuse. The D44 housings from a dodge W100 1/2 ton truck work the best as the axle tubes are 1/2" thick and do not have the disconnect. 25 years of welding and fabrication I'd rather build it than buy it. At least if something goes wrong I know who to blame.
The Dodge unit is going to be a LP center. Only Ford had the HP. Depending on the application the chunk may be of the wrong side.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #22
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Okay, it appears that the leak is not coming from the tube/center section, rather when the casting was notched for the perch, he cut into the tube.
So, that should be an easy enough repair...
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Unread 09-25-2013, 03:45 PM   #23
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Dana 44's are commonly referred to by us mudtruck guys as smilers...and as I say this I'm knocking on wood...the reason for this is unless you gusset them it only take a few hard licks to make em smile...this is what usually makes them leak...the 44's in the 250's are just 1/2 ton axles with 8 lug outers and a slightly bigger wheel bearing...I've been really fortunate so far but I keep mine open and only use 5.75" of the steering lock to lock...reason is I'm running 44"tall x 11.5"wide r-1 tractor tires on 24" rims....pull a string from top of c to top of c and see if it is smiling...
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Unread 09-25-2013, 03:47 PM   #24
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Doh ...sorry didn't read everthin first...but if it's smiling it will soon cause prollems...so still a good thing to check...
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