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Unread 02-08-2013, 04:44 AM   #1
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1956 CJ5 DANA 25 best option for swap?

Help! I have a 56 CJ5 running a built 225 Dauntless/T90/Spicer 18. Has the original Dana 25 closed knuckle front end from 56, and seemed (key word "seemed") like it was running fine... It has 11 inch drums so I was planning on just servicing it and going... I pulled the right front knuckle seal and found needle bearings and chunks (uh-oh, me no like... "obviously a major malfunction...").

QUESTION - Overhaul? Swap for Dana 30? 44? How? If swapping which option if any is bolt-in?

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Unread 02-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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CJ Dana 30 is a bolt in, though you probably have either 4.88 or 5.38 gears which would be hard to find existing in a CJ Dana 30.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Thanks... I have opportunity to buy a Dana 44, with hubs and disc brakes attached, and comes with matching rear differential and drive shafts... for $1200

How difficult is the swap? I can weld pretty well, and am reasonably confident I could make it happen... what tips/traps are there?
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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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That's a pretty high price IMO. Unless the vehicle they are coming out of is the same as yours the driveshafts aren't worth much.

There's a crapload of info on this site and the rest of the web about various D44 swaps. Just because it's a Dana 44 doesn't make it a good candidate. There are way too many variations to give much more info. What are they out of?
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Unread 02-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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Yes, you are right - found info when I took extra time - transfer cse nd differential alignment are just a few issues. More research shows yes it is too high a price... I can get all the bit piece parts I need for around $280 so thats what I gonna do - my Jeep goes off road once every 3 months, and Im still a 4x4 novice so it doesnt get pushed...

Thanks for the heads up !

John
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