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Unread 11-14-2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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D44 vs. AMC20

Ok so I have 4.10's in my '85 CJ7. I have two rear axles in my possession that I can use for it. A Dana 44 from an '86. It has the 3.31's, a Warn full float kit with upgraded axles and Warn hubs. The AMC20 has also been upgraded to a full float Warn kit without hubs, a detroit and 4.10's. I'm leaning toward the AMC20 due to the locker and 4.10's but it's hard to pass up a good D44 with full float. Any opinions?

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Unread 11-14-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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truss the 20


Build a truss for the 20, and you will take care of the weakness of the AMC20. If you build it right it will be stronger than the 44
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Unread 11-14-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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I would go with the amc 20 and build a truss also, the 20 has a bigger ring gear and with the one piece shafts is a good axle
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Unread 11-14-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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I might be interested in which ever you don't use
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Unread 11-14-2006, 07:09 PM   #5
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I am in the same situation. I have run the AMC20 built with a detroit and 1 piece axles and never had an issue. Ialso picked up a parts rig with a Dana 44. I am SOA, so I didn't feel like welding new perches or changing over to the buying a new locker and gears for the Dana 44. I have abused my AMC 20 and it has held, so I would go with the 20 over the 44. My 2 cents...
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Unread 11-14-2006, 08:43 PM   #6
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Correct me if I read this wrong, but the AMC 20 he is talking about has the full float (not the 1 piece) axles. AND the 20 has a detroit locker the 44 is open. This makes it a no-brainer...keep the 20, sell the 44, buy a truss, and never look back.
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Unread 11-15-2006, 03:53 AM   #7
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trusses are bad

Tear the 20 apart and have it retubed. Sell the 44 to bank roll it. I did this with my amc20 and it's solid.

Its got a locker, warn full float and is now bombproof without the weak stock tubes. The new ones are about 3/8" wall thickness...BOMBPROOF.

If I bend those, I've got bigger problems than bent axle tubes.

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Unread 11-15-2006, 07:21 AM   #8
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Pro 20

Sounds like we have a Pro AMC 20 group here.
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Unread 11-15-2006, 08:03 AM   #9
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Yeah guess I'll be selling the D44 soon. Thanks dudes.
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Unread 11-15-2006, 10:18 AM   #10
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Anyone got any pictures of trusses they have built for their 20's? Cant you also stitch weld the tubes to the housing for the same result?
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Unread 11-15-2006, 10:28 AM   #11
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I think you want to ALSO stitch weld the tubes to the housing.
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Unread 11-15-2006, 10:50 AM   #12
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Yes you want to weld the tubes to the housing so they wont roll on you. I havent done it yet, but will very soon. I have a friend who had his turn on him. Messed things up pretty good $$$
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Unread 11-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #13
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Love that all you guys are pro 20, What size tire were you planning on running and what were you planning on doing with the jeep?? Im in the same situation right now, have a chance two buy bolt very cheap and the 20 is welded but the 44 needs work to run it open
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Unread 11-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #14
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Love that all you guys are pro 20, What size tire were you planning on running and what were you planning on doing with the jeep?? Im in the same situation right now, have a chance two buy bolt very cheap and the 20 is welded but the 44 needs work to run it open
Pro 20 5 years ago.
I do hope the OP isn't still trying to decide what axle to get.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #15
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haha yeah just looked at the date, feel kinda dumb, it was just kinda cool to see all the guys liking them
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