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post #1 of 14 Old 05-31-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 44 strength

Ive bent the tubing on my stock rear Dana 44. I pulled one to replace it from a rolling scout 2 frame that I have. Just curious if there were any difference in the tubes on this one other than length? Is it any stronger? I am gonna have a shop truss this one.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-31-2013, 12:54 PM
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Is the diameter the same? Every Scout D44 I've come across uses the smaller 2-5/8" OD tube (same size as a Dana 30) vs. 2-3/4" on most other D44s.
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post #3 of 14 Old 06-01-2013, 04:00 PM
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On your bent 86 axle, would you be Intrested in selling an axle shaft out of it provided its not bent too and spins without wobble ? I think I need the drivers side. Ill check

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-01-2013, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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driver side axle shaft is bent too i dont think the passenger side is bent
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-01-2013, 04:20 PM
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Is there anywhere in your area that can straighten the tubes? We have a couple of shops in the Denver area who do that regularly. Check for a automotive frame shop.
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post #6 of 14 Old 06-02-2013, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I thought about that..but wouldn't the diff still have to be removed?
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post #7 of 14 Old 06-02-2013, 10:00 PM
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The guy that I use doesn't remove the tubes from the diff, if that's what you mean. I've seen pictures from Currie and Dynatrac straightening tubes and they leave them in place as well.
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Who can straighten tubes in Denver?
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post #9 of 14 Old 06-03-2013, 02:24 PM
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Josh @ Crawlertech does it all the time. He has all kinds of fixtures he uses for different axles. I watched him take a Ford 8.8 that was bent like a pretzel (slight exagerration) and straighten it out in about 30 minutes. He's a perfectionist.
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post #10 of 14 Old 06-03-2013, 05:23 PM
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I had crawlertech recommended for axles over on the colorado 4x4 site so he must be the place to go.
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post #11 of 14 Old 06-03-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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I dont see how rebending an axle tube would ever be as strong as it was before it was bent .
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-03-2013, 07:44 PM
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I dont see how rebending an axle tube would ever be as strong as it was before it was bent .
One way would be if you trussed it after you straightened it. Otherwise the difference in strength would be very small.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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what are you doing to bend your 86Dana 44? I have not bent mine?

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-04-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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I went a couple weeks back to an offroad park here in TN that had alot of steap hills and rock ledges. I have Yukon ZIP lokcers on both front and rear axles. Did quite a bit of bouncing. I was hanging with 2 other JK's with at least $15,000-$20,000 in mods each. . Anyways I went ahead and pulled the D44 outta the scout and having shop truss it for me. should be up and running by next weekend.
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