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post #1 of 17 Old 11-26-2007, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys i found a ford 9 with tj brackets already installed with a spool and 4.88. sounds like my dream axle. It has 5x5.5 bolt pattern though. The guys says the rotors are drilled or 5x5.5 and 5x4.5. My question how hard would it be to convert the axle shafts over to 5x4.5? he was 1k for the axle. sounds like a deal? would it be absolutely necessary to run a sye and cv? thanks

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-26-2007, 06:34 PM
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as for getting the shafts re drilled you could probably take them to a machine shop and have them drilled or get a set of Moser shafts or something similar. If they are after market shafts the may have both patterns on the shafts.

as for the SYE. being that your profile gives up a big 0 when it comes to your rigs specs i doubt it would be possible.

http://www.truehi9.com/driveshaft2.html

that shows that the ford 9" is about an inch and a quarter lower than a D44

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post #4 of 17 Old 11-26-2007, 06:45 PM
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I would switch your front to a 5.5 then you could run bigger brakes also. this is what I am doing. but yea you can go to a 4x 4.5 if you want.

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http://www.truehi9.com/driveshaft2.html

that shows that the ford 9" is about an inch and a quarter lower than a D44
don't you mean 3/4" lower?

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if I have a currie HP 9" can i swap the 3rd member for a Hi9
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so right now i have 3 in teraflex lift. with a dana 35. i have no sye and no t-case drop. Very minimal vibes. Im thinking since i stretched the distance with the lift it would not be that bad until i got a sye. this sound like a deal guys? it has 35 spline shafts!
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sounds like a good deal to me but i have no clue what these are going for. is this a trail only rig?
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if I have a currie HP 9" can i swap the 3rd member for a Hi9
Yes you can.
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no its a dd. but i do have a suburu to play around it too. i really hoping that i could do this without too much hassle.
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if it's a dd, i would rethink the spool locker if I were you (however it looks like a very good deal if the axle is in good condition); I think you're limited in your 35 spline 9" carrier options...I just ran into this same problem but I think I'm going with the arb

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don't you mean 3/4" lower?

it's an inch and 3/4 lower than center lower than the center of a D 44. so it's like 2.5" off of the center line (below).

a hi 9 will bolt up to a 9" housing.

with that amount of lift you could possibly run it with out an SYE, but chances are that you would eat U joints even if its a trail rig.

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That axle is a abuy. But, a real spool on the street is going to drive you nuts. Squeel at every turn, wear tires, not be the most controlable thing either. 35 splines are very tough, but lockers to match may be tough to find. You can get the axle flanges redrilled. Maybe Currie can do that.
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35 spline detroits and arb's are easy to find, I have a detroit in my garage and an arb in my jeep. If price is a concern get the detroit which can be found on ebay fairly cheap and the arb cost and arm and a leg.
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it's an inch and 3/4 lower than center lower than the center of a D 44. so it's like 2.5" off of the center line (below).
unless I'm reading it wrong:
- 2.25 Ford 9 (w/stock pinion support)
- 1.5 Dana 44

-2.25-1.5 = -.75

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