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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Dana 44 with high steer value?

Hey guys. I was wondering through the junk yard the other day and stumbled on a CJ7 that had some nice upgrades. Teraflex revolver shackles, BDS springs, and what I believe to be a wide track Dana 44 with high steer knuckles.

Assuming that there is no locker in the Dana 44, what do you guys feel like the value of the axle is? Or even just the high steer setup? It appears that all the linkages had been upgraded to 1 ton parts as well.

Thanks for any help.

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Unread 05-31-2013, 05:17 AM   #2
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How come I never "stumble" onto these type things?

There's currently a re-built Scout D44 front axle in CL for $150. Since yours is at a junkyard, I'd start out at $75 and then barter from there.

Or, just tell me where it's at, and I'll handle the transaction.

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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:21 AM   #3
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if by high steer you mean flat top knuckles and steer arms and it's cut to cj width and not still full width, I would think with the right gearing for the buyer you should be able to get $500 from the right guy. I'd only offer the yard $100 or less, it's just a rear end to them.
I would leave the shackles and springs behind.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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How come I never "stumble" onto these type things?

There's currently a re-built Scout D44 front axle in CL for $150. Since yours is at a junkyard, I'd start out at $75 and then barter from there.

Or, just tell me where it's at, and I'll handle the transaction.

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if by high steer you mean flat top knuckles and steer arms and it's cut to cj width and not still full width, I would think with the right gearing for the buyer you should be able to get $500 from the right guy. I'd only offer the yard $100 or less, it's just a rear end to them.
I would leave the shackles and springs behind.
It does have the flat top knuckles and steer arms on it. I believe that its stock length, but I would need to measure to be sure. I need to take a better look at it all. It appeared to be a CJ body on a YJ frame, 5.0 engine and a transmission and transfer case that I couldn't identify. Wondering what happened to it, seems like someone put a lot of time and money into it, and it doesn't appear that it was wrecked. I need to figure out the details and width of it all before I plan anything.

Thanks for the help guys
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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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....Wondering what happened to it, seems like someone put a lot of time and money into it, and it doesn't appear that it was wrecked......:
Could be a possible vin/title problem. I've seen guys go through an inspection station and have their rig sent to the crusher because of those types of discrepancies.
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If you can get it for a junkyard price ($100-200) I'm sure you could re-coup your money regardless of what it has in it gear/locker wise.

Is it passenger drop?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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Could be a possible vin/title problem. I've seen guys go through an inspection station and have their rig sent to the crusher because of those types of discrepancies.
Seems plausible, but so far we don't have inspections around here

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If you can get it for a junkyard price ($100-200) I'm sure you could re-coup your money regardless of what it has in it gear/locker wise.

Is it passenger drop?
It is indeed a passenger drop.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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I went up to the junkyard to talk to them, they were closed, but I did manage to get a measurement and confirm that its a Dana 44. It also has a Dana 44 rear. The wheel to wheel width is about 58". It appears that's the stock length for a YJ, and I'm assuming it's not all that valuable? Maybe I'll see if I can just get the flat top knuckles.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #9
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Maybe it's a scout 44 with flat top knuckles added? Regardless of what it is, a 44 near stock width with hi steer is probably one of the most sought after upgrades. I'd be scooping that up in a heart beat.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
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Stock YJ width is 60" and no YJ ever came with a D44, so they aren't stock YJ axles. The width does sound like Scout width.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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So what is stock WT CJ axle width?
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http://www.jeeptech.com/axle/index.html widths can be found here
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #13
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Interesting info guys! I'll have to see what I can pick them up for when they are opened. I believe they were closed today because of the wild fire.

I took this picture facing across the road in front of the junk yard, sure hope they get it stopped.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #14
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OK, so at 54.5" for a WT, the Scout is about 3.5" wider at 58". Not bad if you want the stability of a wider axle but not wanting full width.
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