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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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WANTED F&R 44's for a CJ

Looking for a pair of Dana 44's for a late 70's/early 80's CJ7 to replace the model 20 and 30. Must be 5 lug and same width as the 20 & 30.

Rear 20 measurements are:
51" flange to flange and 36" Spring Centers

Front 30 imeasurements are:
51" knuckle to knuckle and 27 3/4" spring centers

Call Kris at 484-955-8571
Thanks for looking.

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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Unless you find someone who's modified 44s to the specs you've listed already, or you pony up for someone to modifiy some for you it aint gonna happen.

There's also a wanted section in the classifieds.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Get your pocketbook warmed up. You wont find 44's ready to bolt into a CJ anywhere else.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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Yep, no stock D44 CJ front axles. A centered, flanged, 30 spline narrow track D44 from a 72-75 should be a near bolt-in in the rear. These are sort of rare and may take some time to find, but are out there. They were the best rear axle that Jeep used in a CJ.

For the front, if you want the stock width D44, it will be a custom axle. There are a number of ways to get there, but none will be cheap.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #5
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Ok thank you very much guys. Figured that would be the issue with the front, but never know if someone is taking one out to upgrade to a 60. Thanks for the help guys!
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #6
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The rear 44 found in 72-75 CJ's is not bolt in to the 76's and on. The spring perches will need to be moved. They are also slightly narrower than a narrow track CJ rear end. Still a good option if you can find one.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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They are also slightly narrower than a narrow track CJ rear end.
This is incorrect. The 72-75 CJ D44 is the same width as the narrow track AMC 20 at 50.5" from wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface.

The D44 found in '73 and older Commandos with the Dana 20 area bolt in for '76 and up CJs as the spring pad spacing is the same at 36" on center.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, may have found a rear here locally out of a buddies junk Commando. May just upgrade the front with a good carrier and axles. FOund a good deal on a bolt in 60 here locally but that would be overkill for this thing.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 08:16 AM   #9
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Thanks guys, may have found a rear here locally out of a buddies junk Commando. May just upgrade the front with a good carrier and axles. FOund a good deal on a bolt in 60 here locally but that would be overkill for this thing.
Not sure where you are located but I just swapped out my wide track 44 out of my 86. It has 3.73 and an Aussie locker. It is setup for soa but that is easy enought to fix.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, may have found a rear here locally out of a buddies junk Commando.
Just make sure that it's a Dana 44. Depending on the year, some of them actually had a Dana 30 rear axle.
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