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post #1 of 6 Old 07-22-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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1973 CJ5 Jeep axle I.D. help

How do I tell what kind of axle I have on my 1973 CJ5. I was told that I may have a Dana 44 in the rear. I'd like to see what size I have front and back. Thanks guys. Billy

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Compared the axles to the chart and the Dana 44 looks like what I have on both the front and rear. Is that possible or right. I always thought that the Dana 44 was a rear only axle. I know that everyone raves about the Dana 44. I've had Jeep's for yrs but really don't know that parts as well as others, so why is the 44 so popular?
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The front should be a Dana 30 if it's stock. The sides of the Dana 30 cover are straight up and down. A Dana 44 front in a CJ would be a swap in and if it's the stock '73 CJ width it would be one that's been narrowed significantly.
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Stock would be a Dana 44 rear and Dana 30 front. The 44 and 30 look similar, but the 30 is quite a bit smaller. Of course, there's no telling what could be swapped in. If you can post some pictures, someone will be able to ID for you.

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