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Unread 01-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Dana 44 gears

How interchangeable are Dana 44s? I have a 44 out of a Scout and I am wondering if these would work in it:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/3509947336.html

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Unread 01-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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Those will work in it.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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Of course the Dana 44 has a carrier break. If your carrier in the Scout axle had 3.73 gears or lower numerically then you have a Series 3 carrier. Standard thickness 4.10 Dana 44 gears require a series 4 carrier which has a longer deck height than a series 3 carrier. You can get thick Dana 44 4.10 gears which would fit a series 3 carrier. TJ rubicon Dana 44 gear sets are all thick but they have slightly larger ring bolts than the older Dana 44 carrier had. So you could buy a TJ rubicon Dana 44 gear set and just drill out the holes a little on a series 3 standard Dana 44 carrier to be able to fit them on it. I see TJ rubicon D44 4.10 gears go on ebay for $10. The 4.10 was standard from the factory in the TJ rubicon Dana 44 rear axles. Note that a JK rubicon Dana 44 axle is a different animal and parts for that are not compatible with all the older Dana 44 axles.
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Of course the Dana 44 has a carrier break. If your carrier in the Scout axle had 3.73 gears or lower numerically then you have a Series 3 carrier. Standard thickness 4.10 Dana 44 gears require a series 4 carrier which has a longer deck height than a series 3 carrier. You can get thick Dana 44 4.10 gears which would fit a series 3 carrier. TJ rubicon Dana 44 gear sets are all thick but they have slightly larger ring bolts than the older Dana 44 carrier had. So you could buy a TJ rubicon Dana 44 gear set and just drill out the holes a little on a series 3 standard Dana 44 carrier to be able to fit them on it. I see TJ rubicon D44 4.10 gears go on ebay for $10. The 4.10 was standard from the factory in the TJ rubicon Dana 44 rear axles. Note that a JK rubicon Dana 44 axle is a different animal and parts for that are not compatible with all the older Dana 44 axles.
I was going to put a TruTrac in it so the carrier will be replaced. I think it has 3.54 gears in it now. I was going to leave the stock axles in it since I am only running 33s and the biggest engine I plan to put in is a 4.0L HO. Those should hold up okay under that load right?
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I was going to put a TruTrac in it so the carrier will be replaced. I think it has 3.54 gears in it now. I was going to leave the stock axles in it since I am only running 33s and the biggest engine I plan to put in is a 4.0L HO. Those should hold up okay under that load right?
Yes I ran 33" tires and 4.30 gears for several years with my AMC 258 and a scout II Dana 44 front and back. You will need a series 4 carrier to go with those gears in the picture.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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The carrier ratio break on a D44 is 3.73 and down and 3.92 and up.
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