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Unread 02-27-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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Dana 44 find, yes or no?

So I had a math exam today and told myself I deserve a reward. After class I found a junk yard. In the junkyard I found two isuzu rodeo's with dana 44's, they both(two rear axles) are clean dana 44's with disc brakes. I am pretty sure they are dana 44's. I don't know what gears they have, but it's my belief they did not have 3.73s as an option for those, maybe they did. Oh and the junk yard wants $150 for the axle with the brakes and everything. I was thinking I could change the gears to 3.73? and [B]change the axle shafts [/B]and match my current bolt pattern? any help would be appreciated, there are two there, so hopefully they won't both be gone next time I go. Should I get one, or not? Oh and I don't want any 44 vs. 8.8 debates here. Thanks guys

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it's a viable option. The gear is something weird like 4.30
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it's a viable option. The gear is something weird like 4.30
Thanks, I could just swap in some 3.73's, couldn't I?
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Not quite that easy to re-gear the axle. You'll want a pro to do that.
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Not quite that easy to re-gear the axle. You'll want a pro to do that.
Sorry, I didn't mean me, I meant I could get it regeared to 3.73
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I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
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I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
Where?

I could change the bolt pattern on these with new shafts, yes?
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Unread 02-28-2009, 04:08 PM   #8
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bump.. for more input and I found out I'm aloud to keep an axle in my dorm if I need to, my RA was confused, but said I could do it.
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I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
Umm...Rubi axles for $100?

I want that number!
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Umm...Rubi axles for $100?

I want that number!
yeah, me too
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That is an Isuzu D44, they're geared pretty deep actually. I want to say 4.27 or 4.56. They're narrower than a TJ D44 by 2 inches.

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The Dana 44 rear in Isuzu cute utes is 58-inches wide, has six-lug axles, and comes from the factory with disc brakes. You'll need to swap out the weird metric flange for a standard Dana 44 1310 or whatever yoke and cut and weld the spring perches to fit.
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Its the same amount of work as a Dana 60, Ford 9" or Ford 8.8...
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bump.. for more input and I found out I'm aloud to keep an axle in my dorm if I need to, my RA was confused, but said I could do it.

I had a buddy in college who rebuild VW Bug engines in his room.
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That is an Isuzu D44, they're geared pretty deep actually. I want to say 4.27 or 4.56. They're narrower than a TJ D44 by 2 inches.


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Its the same amount of work as a Dana 60, Ford 9" or Ford 8.8...
Thanks guys, anybody using one of these
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Thanks guys, anybody using one of these
Use the search function, you'll find lots of people use those....thats why I suggested them
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I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons
how exactly do you figure this?
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