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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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dana 44 front????

does anyone know of a website i can get a dana44 front axle for my 86 cj7 with differential on pass side?

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Unread 11-13-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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Dynatrac
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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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Dynatrac, Currie Enterprises, Tri-County Gear, etc.

There may be a local place that can build you such an axle as well. Be prepared to open your wallet wide.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Is that full front axles housing and all?
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Yes! Go google some of the suggested businesses and see for yourself.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Sams Offroad as well sells them as bolt ins
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Unread 11-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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Thanks guys getting a pricing on a dynatrac right now
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Unread 11-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #8
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Wasnt lying about opening the wallet dynatrac wants 5700 currie wants 3500 reusing all my dana 30 brakes bearings and knuckles and sams is the one im going with dana 44 detroit locked locking hubs 410 gears and already oiled for 3500 thanks for the help guys
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Unread 11-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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just pull one out of a full size truck and cut it down, or find a junkyard rubicon

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Unread 11-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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you can't use a Rubicon axle (tJ,JK)diff on the wrong side.

You can use a Scout 2, and some waggy years.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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yeah i was going to try an old ford or scout but i cant find one around my house with the correct width or within a couple inches difference. this is a daily driver iv driven miles with this jeep and plan on keeping it for a very long time ie till it collapses into pieces on the trail or rd so thats the reason for the new front end. i appreciate all yalls help and appreciate any others that might not of been listed if any knows anywhere else besides the ones listed above id be happy to indulge myself in another phone call.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 10:24 PM   #12
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this article talks about upgrading the D30, is that a worthwhile option?
http://www.offroadadventures.com/articles/view/id/553
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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #13
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It seems like you got some money to spend if you were considering a crate axle. If you're serious about putting a dana 44 in there you can always go to the junkyard and pick up a full width 44. Jigs are only needed for shortening rear axles, front axles are much easier and cheaper. You can cut both tubes down to the width you want, cutting 4" more on the long side of course so you don't have to outboard. Cut off saw will do the trick. Then you can either buy new inner c's or cut the tube out of the ones you have with a sawzall. It can be a PITA, but it's possible. Pound them back on and weld. Moser will shorten both axles for $125.

The advantage of this route is you can set your pinion angle to the correct angle instead of sacrificing it for caster and you can set the WMS to whatever you want.
Sounds like a lot of work, but it's not that bad.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #14
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Get a narrow track Waggy axle from 74-79. Those are passenger drop and from ball joint to ball joint they are only about 1/8" wider than a scout II front axle. The waggy axle has the pumpkin more offset toward the center than a scout axle is and it also has some caster from the factory. A scout II front axle has zero caster unless it is a 1980 and that one only has 1.5 degrees as I recall. The other choice is to buy a chevy truck front D44 and cut 4" off the long side. Supposedly that makes a long waggy shaft fit the long side and leaves you with a CJ compatible axle width. The pumpkin on this modified chevy axle is far enough to the inside to not require outboarding of spring hangars too.
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The other choice is to buy a chevy truck front D44 and cut 4" off the long side. Supposedly that makes a long waggy shaft fit the long side and leaves you with a CJ compatible axle width. The pumpkin on this modified chevy axle is far enough to the inside to not require outboarding of spring hangars too.
Any 80-91 long side waggie shaft works in this manner. The '79 and older do not as they are not the same length as the later ones.

As for width, a five lug Chevy narrowed 4" will be 66.5" wms to wms. It's still pretty wide and wider than a stock Waggie or Scout by several inches. Six lug will be 65.5" and eight lug will be 67.5" (my CJ5 has this setup).

Outboarding isn't required on any of these 44s (Scout, Waggie, Chevy) as long as they are narrowed.

The other thing to consider is the Chevy is setup for springs on top of the axle and the Waggie is under like a stock CJ is configured.
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