post #1 of Old 05-07-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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79 Wagoneer Dana 44 cut or not?

I've searched and searched read a 100 articles and I'm just as confused as when I started.
Simple questions 1) Can you install a dana 44 axle front and rear from a 79 FSJ Wagoneer without cutting them in a 1980 Cj-7 2) If yes will it drive on the highway safely. 3) if I have to cut it I understand you can cut the long side up front. What about cutting the rear? Both sides or which one? Final question it has six lugs what vehicle could I use as a donor for rims? I know fords work on 5 lugs but I am in new water with six? Would chevy's work?

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post #2 of Old 05-07-2013, 08:11 PM
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You can run them uncut, you have to outboard the mounts for the front on your frame though.
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post #3 of Old 05-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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Yep, outboard the front and move the spring perches inward on the back.

For the wheels, Chevy, Toyota, and full size Jeeps (Wagoneers, full size Cherokees, J10 pickups, etc) share the same 6x5.5" lug pattern.

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A '79 Waggy rear is most likely off-set if it was Quadratrac. The easiest route is to get a latter ('80-'91) rear, it'll be centered, to use with the '79 front. Be sure to check gear ratios and match them.

'81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
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How do you tell if it was Quadratrac?
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How do you tell if it was Quadratrac?
Is the rear diff centered on the axle (or close to it)? It's usually pretty obvious, it's more than a small difference.

'81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited, 2008 Overland Grand Cherokee, a 1976 CJ-7 in pieces and 3 more off-brand 4x4s...............
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Thanks I'll check it.
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Only the '80 and up are truly centered. Even the non-quadratrac '79 and older FSJ rear axles are offset a few inches for gas tank/driveshaft clearance.
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